use Entre button to jump between two textboxes

Posted on 2009-05-13
Last Modified: 2013-12-17
I have two textboxes. Is it possible to use the entre button to jump between the two.
Question by:Mr_Shaw
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Expert Comment

ID: 24377369
You should be able to create an event handler method on the button's OnClick event. Inside that method, I believe you could use the "__LASTFOCUS" property to determine which textbox had focus when the button was pressed, and subsequently set the focus to the other text box.
protected void OnClick_EventHandler(object sender, EventArgs e)
    string ctrlName = page.Request.Params.Get("__LASTFOCUS");
    Control ctl = Page.FindControl(ctrlName);
    if(ctl.GetType() == typeof(TextBox))
        // Here you could make sure the TextBox control
        // is in fact one of the two you wanted, then
        // set the other textbox's focus property

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Author Comment

ID: 24377436
Since the enter button will be pressed when the user is in the textbox, should the code not be on the textbox textchanged event.

Accepted Solution

ViceroyFizzlebottom earned 500 total points
ID: 24377587
Yes, valid point. I guess an even simpler option would be to simply check which text box has data in it inside the event handler and set the other control's focus.



Would something like that achieve your goal?

Author Closing Comment

ID: 31581077
all working

just needed to know about focus()


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