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Posted on 2006-07-18
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Hi,

How to determine if a listbox has focus?

thanks.
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Question by:RyanBank
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by:jmundsack
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On a form, Me.ActiveControl returns a reference to the Control that has the focus.  So, if your ListBox was named lstFoo, this would work:

If Me.ActiveControl Is lstFoo Then
    MsgBox "lstFoo has the focus!", vbInformation
End If

If you're saying you want to do something when the ListBox GETS the focus, use that ListBox's "OnFocus" event:

Private Sub lstFoo_GotFocus()
    MsgBox "lstFoo just got the focus!", vbInformation
End Sub

HTH-Jon

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by:jmundsack
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(Note--it's GotFocus, as shown in the code sample, not OnFocus as I wrote in the description.  Sorry...)
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by:RyanBank
ID: 17129672
jmundsack,

Weird somethings missing when I click the test button, it doesn't work.

Private Sub CmdRemove_Click()
If Me.ActiveControl Is LstSunday Then
    MsgBox "lstFoo has the focus!", vbInformation
End If


End Sub
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jmundsack earned 500 total points
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When you click cmdRemove, the focus is changed to cmdRemove.

What you'll need to do is set a module-level variable to the "last selected control" and update it each time the focus changes.  Like...

Private mLastSelectedControl As Control

...

Private Sub lstFoo_GotFocus()
    Set mLastSelectedControl = lstFoo
End Sub

Private Sub lstBar_GotFocus()
    Set mLastSelectedControl = lstBar
End Sub

Private Sub CmdRemove_Click()
    If mLastSelectedControl Is lstFoo Then
        MsgBox "lstFoo has the focus!", vbInformation
    End If
End Sub
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