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Visual Foxpro detect if grid is focused

Hello experts,

Is there a way to know if a grid as focus or not?
I mean is there a property or a way to know where the focus is? If its in another grid or field and not in a specific object?

i can't use the gotfocus and lostfocus events, because i'm a timer routine checking stuff, and one of the things i need to know is if a specific grid as focus or not..

Thx in advanced
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justaphase
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pcelbaCommented:
IF TYPE("thisform.ActiveControl.Name") = "C"
  *-- thisform.ActiveControl.Name  is active object
ELSE
  *-- No active object exists on the form
ENDIF
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justaphaseAuthor Commented:
I tried to make tests with that code and doesn't work...
maybe i'm doing it wrong..

my grid name "grid1"

and this how i call refer to the grid in code: formname.pageframe1.page1.cont1.grid1

How should do the code?
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pcelbaCommented:
ActiveControl does not recognize where the object is placed but allows to access it directly:

IF TYPE("thisform.ActiveControl.Name") = "C" AND LOWER(thisform.ActiveControl.Name) = "grid1"
  *-- The grid1 has focus
ENDIF

If you need to check the parent container of the grid then you have to look at its parent objects:

thisform.ActiveControl.Parent.Name
thisform.ActiveControl.Parent.Parent.Name
etc.

If you have several grids named "grid1" then you may place some specific text into the grid.Tag property and distinguish several grids by the Tag text.
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pcelbaCommented:
I would also recommend to store the ActiveControl reference to a variable and work with this variable in your Timer. It will avoid possible problems when you change focus to some other object.
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justaphaseAuthor Commented:
COOL!!

Since the cont1 is a container where the grid1 is in, i made it this way:

x = TYPE("formname.pageframe1.page1.cont1.ActiveControl")
IF x="O"
  * Active
ELSE
  * Not Active
ENDIF

When cont1 is not focused the type is "U"

Thx allot man :)
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pcelbaCommented:
The problem could be if the Form is not active. Then it has no ActiveControl.

If this is your case then you need to store the last active object into a form property in each Object's GotFocus event and check this property in your Timer.
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justaphaseAuthor Commented:
I know, in my code i first make sure if the form is opened then i make that code.
:)
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