Re: make tab key act like return key

"Z.K." <>
Wed, 14 Nov 2007 15:11:30 -0800
Z.K. wrote:

Tom Serface wrote:

Have you tried using GotoDlgCtrl()


"Z.K." <> wrote in message

I have and editbox on my form and I had trapped the return key to
process data in the editbox, but because of interaction with other
programs and a barcode scanner that can only use tab characters, I
need the tab key to act like the return key. Specifically, I can
access the tab key in the pretranslate function, but it always tabs
to the next control; how do I get it the cursor to stay in the
editbox? I have trying using setfocus(), but that did not work.


Why does this not work?

// Uses GetDlgItem to return a pointer to a user interface control.
CEdit* pBoxOne;
pBoxOne = (CEdit*) GetDlgItem(IDC_EDIT1);

I am using a viewform project and the afxwin.h is included with the
stdafx.h file, but still it says the GotoDlgCtrl is not indentified.

Ok, that works in a Dialog project, but is there an equivalent that
works in a FormView project?

Why does this not work and how to get the tab key to come back to the
edit box everytime I hit the tab key after some data is entered. Do I
need to subclass the edit box. I tried that and used its PreTranslate
Message, but that did not seem to work either.

BOOL CTab_TestView::PreTranslateMessage(MSG* pMsg)
    // TODO: Add your specialized code here and/or call the base class

    if(pMsg->message == WM_KEYDOWN && pMsg->wParam == VK_TAB)


    return CFormView::PreTranslateMessage(pMsg);


I figured it out though I am not sure if this is the best way to it. I
fixed it by immediately changing the pMsg->wParam == VK_TAB to
pMsg->wParam == VK_RETURN.

if(pMsg->message == WM_KEYDOWN && pMsg->wParam == VK_TAB)
        pMsg->wParam = VK_RETURN;


Now, everytime the tab key works it stays focused in the editbox.


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