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Tab Control Re-Initializes after tabbing

Posted on 2011-09-08
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Hi Experts,

I have a form with many-many controls, placed into tab controls - 3 pages each.

My issue is that when i move through the controls, and when i hit tab again on one of the controls, the tab controls regains focus, and wipes the entered data.  Hopwever, i can get the data when i hit Shift+Tab.

My suspicion is that I'm getting to the end of my tab order, i trigger a MoveNext event, which is a new record, but how can i prevent this?  

If my suspicion is correct, can I prevent the form from changing records,  or can I do something like

If MoveNext triggered
  Execute Move Previous
  control1.SetFocus
End If

Thank you
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pteranodon72 earned 500 total points
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Look at you form's Cycle property in Form Design View. It is on the Other tab in the Properties window.
The default value is All Records, which describes the behavior you see -- tabbing from the last control in the tab order moves to the next (or new) record. The entry you've made does not get "wiped out", it gets saved with the previous record.

Change the Cycle property to Current Record and you'll stay on the same record but move the control with the lowest tab index.

HTH,
pT72
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You learn something every day - Thanks!
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