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Setting cursor in phone number field (text box)

Posted on 2014-02-18
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I have an Access 2007 form, which contains a text box represented in a phone number format, e.g.

!\(999")"000\-0000

If the field is empty, I would like the cursor to be placed at the beginning of the field.
If the field contains a phone number, I would like the cursor to remain where the user clicked the field.

How would I go about doing this?

Thanks...Tom
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Question by:tpigielski
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by:PatHartman
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I'm not sure you can control that.  The input mask gets in the way of normal data entry.  You can try changing the "Behavior on entering field" property in  file/options/client settings but I'm not sure that would help.  I like it to select all when the user tabs into a field.  The problem is that this setting is universal so changing it changes it for EVERY database.
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This in fact can be controllable.  Here is the code that I used to do this:

Private Sub txtPrimaryPhone_Click()

  If txtPrimaryPhone.Tag = True Then
    txtPrimaryPhone.Tag = False
    txtPrimaryPhone.SelStart = 0
    txtPrimaryPhone.SelLength = 0
  End If
 
End Sub

Private Sub txtPrimaryPhone_GotFocus()

    txtPrimaryPhone.Tag = True
    txtPrimaryPhone.SelStart = 0
    txtPrimaryPhone.SelLength = 0
   
End Sub

Private Sub txtPrimaryPhone_KeyUp(KeyCode As Integer, Shift As Integer)

    txtPrimaryPhone.Tag = False
   
End Sub
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by:tpigielski
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Other answer did not solve my problem.
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