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Set Focus on a Hotspot Button

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How can I set the focus on a hotspot button?

In fields, I know this can be accomplish by using Call uidoc.GotoField("FieldName")

Thanks in advance!
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I once tried this using JavaScript in the Notes client, but it never worked. Maybe you can try again, now, if you have R7? Othwerwise, I know no tricks to set that focus.

Maybe one, but it's too dirty: place a hidden input-field right before the button, and do a GotoField to that field. If it's your lucky day, the focus will shift to the next "thing" on the screen...

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Steve KnightIT Consultancy
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Have you tried using @Command([EditDown ] ;"1") and the like from formula after moving to a known field perhaps with Gotofield if the start point is unknown or it is far down a form?  Before the days of Action Bars (R3.x) with buttons all over forms, often had to do that sort of thing and I'm sure it let us move focus down to a different button based on the status of the document etc.

Does it have to be from LotusScript?

Steve

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dragon-it...yes, it needs to be lotusscript

sjef_bosman...i actually thought of what you suggested, m just not sure if the user will accept the idea :)

any other suggestions??

thanks in advance
From Notes Client, Java Script will work only in Form onLoad event. You can set in that way.
Sjef BosmanGroupware Consultant
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You could at least try and not tell the user... ;-) If it works I'll tell you how to prevent the field from being saved...

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sjef,

ok ill try that.

but how will i prevent users from typing in the field and how can i hide the field without hiding the button (they're on the same paragraph, if i use hide when for the field, since the button is on the same paragraph, it'll also be hidden)

tnx :)

Sjef BosmanGroupware Consultant
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That's correct, so you have to make sure the hidden field is on a separate paragraph, the one before the visible button. Two ways: a Carriage Return will split a paragraph in two, or use two table cells.

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sjef bosman,

i have yet to try your suggestion but ill be awarding it to you after my follow up question related to button :)

is there a lotus script code that can programmatically "click" a hidden button (i think in javascript this can be accomplish by button.click command, im not sure though ;) )

thanks in advance
Sjef,
Where are you? Give answer and take the points.... No splits in this aswell.....


macjacinto,
You cannot achieve this through Lotus Script. Yes u need to use Java Script.
Sjef BosmanGroupware Consultant
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Didn't I say I would lay low for a while? ;)

Just had to repair a nasty problem in my software, but I'll be checking the latest EE-contributions before my visitors arrive (I hope).
Hmmm.... did you said that bro?

How come I forgotten????

Anyway, you have this question points as well.

And as usual I am not going to have any ...

:(
Sjef BosmanGroupware Consultant
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Hang on, I think that some points got redistributed yesterday? The RTF question, remember? Read the last 4 comments in that question, please... Happy again? ;-))
Sjef BosmanGroupware Consultant
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By the way, I don't want points if it doesn't work, so please check it, macjacinto...

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are you sure sjef? it may take a little while since this is part of a big enhancement list and i need to finish it all before i can present it to the users (and know if they'll like what they'll see :D )

if its ok with you, we can keep it open until such time and i can even add a few points if the users accepted our approach :D

any comments regarding my follow up question? "is there a lotus script code that can programmatically "click" a hidden button"

if there's no way as maddie said, here's a new follow up question :D  how can i set focus on the OK button in a dialog box upon opening? (what i need is, once the user completely fills up the dialog box and then presses enter, the focus will be on the OK button, or the enter key will act as the OK button and process and closes the dialog box)

(i can increase the points on this if you think this is a little complicated)

thanks again in advance guys! :)
Sjef BosmanGroupware Consultant
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The programmability of the Notes UI sucks a little... I'm afraid Maddy's right, and I also do not see any way to fiddle with the Enter-key. Things may have improved with R7, but I haven't tried to use JavaScript in the Notes client for this purpose (yet).

By the way, we are not going to tell you that increasing points is a bad idea!

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i see

thanks for all the input guys ( no need to increase points since you said there's no way to fiddle with the Enter key, ill give you both an A instead :D )
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