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How to tab to the next control when the enter key is pressed.... vb.net

Im looking for an easy way to go to the next control in the tab index when the enter key is pressed.  Can you help me out???

vb.Net 2005

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ExtremeFitness
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ZeonFlashCommented:
Try using SendKeys:

(This is VS2003 syntax, but I can't imagine that it has changed much for 2005)

      Protected Overrides Function ProcessCmdKey(ByRef msg As System.Windows.Forms.Message, ByVal keyData As System.Windows.Forms.Keys) As Boolean
            If keyData = Keys.Enter Then
                  SendKeys.Send("{TAB}")
            End If
      End Function
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ExtremeFitnessAuthor Commented:
Thats what I have right now, apparenlty the sendkey is bad though!!!!!!  BAD Sendkey!!!

So I was wondering if there is an alternative... :)

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ExtremeFitnessAuthor Commented:
I could set focus and all that, but that seems like Waaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyy to much work....

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newyuppieCommented:
i personally prefer not to use SendKeys. the way i handle this is handle the KeyPress event of the textbox and use this code:

'test for the {enter} key
        If e.KeyChar = Convert.ToChar(Keys.Enter) Then
            'test for a Textbox control
            Dim txtbox As TextBox = TryCast(Me.ActiveControl, TextBox)
            If txtbox IsNot Nothing Then
                'Convert the {enter} key to a {tab}
                e.Handled = True
                Me.ProcessTabKey(True)
            Else
                'just pass it on
                e.Handled = False
                MyBase.OnKeyPress(e)
            End If
        End If


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newyuppieCommented:
 'test for a Textbox control
            Dim txtbox As TextBox = TryCast(Me.ActiveControl, TextBox)
            If txtbox IsNot Nothing Then

this part i included because in my code i am using a generalized sub so i can handle keypresses on textboxes, combos, etc. if you are just handling a single textbox you could skip those verifications. anyway this example shows how you could "just pass it on" meaning that you could just not handle the Enter as a Tab in a situation if you decide so.
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Mike TomlinsonMiddle School Assistant TeacherCommented:
Use the GetNextControl() method:

    Protected Overrides Function ProcessCmdKey(ByRef msg As System.Windows.Forms.Message, ByVal keyData As System.Windows.Forms.Keys) As Boolean
        If keyData = Keys.Enter Then
            Dim nextControl As Control = Me.GetNextControl(Me.ActiveControl, True)
            If Not (nextControl Is Nothing) Then
                nextControl.Focus()
            End If
        End If
    End Sub

See:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.windows.forms.control.getnextcontrol(VS.80).aspx
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foobarrCommented:
Provided your Tab Order Is Correct

you could go

Private Sub EmployeeTextKeyPress(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.KeyPressEventArgs) Handles txtLogin.KeyPress, txtEMail.KeyPress, txtInitials.KeyPress, txtCell.KeyPress, txtPhone.KeyPress, txtCountry.KeyPress, txtPostal.KeyPress, txtCity.KeyPress, txtAddress.KeyPress, txtProvince.KeyPress, cboName.KeyPress


        If (e.KeyChar = Chr(Keys.Enter)) Then

            e.Handled = True

            Me.GetNextControl(Me.ActiveControl, True).Focus()



        End If

    End Sub
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