Textbox to textbox

kavka

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Hello!

Help me solve the following problem:

I have two textboxes. The number of digits in one textbox is two. When I enter the second digit in the first textbox I want that the second textbox gets focused. is that possible?

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kavkaa
 

willisgt

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Sure, it's possible.

The most logical thing to do would be to catch this with the KeyPress event. There's a problem, though - the KeyPress event gets raised *before* the key you pressed actually gets added to the textbox. At least that's the behavior on my desktop and device.

So I've been using a little workaround that involves a timer. Create your form, textbox1, textbox2, and timer1.

In AppStart:

B4X:
timer1.interval = 100   ' thats 100 milliseconds
timer1.enabled = false
and then:

B4X:
sub textbox1_KeyPress( key )
   timer1.enabled = true
end sub

sub timer1_Tick
   if StrLength( textbox1.text) >= 2 then textbox2.Focus
   timer1.enabled = false
end sub
It comes close to a cheezy hack, but hey, it works for me.

Gary

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willisgt

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Cheezy hackers of the world, unite!

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kavka

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agraham, can you help me out with this missing events. Do I just copy those three files in the library directory and that is that?
 

agraham

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Sounds like you need to learn how to use libraries. You should have downloaded the latest ControlEvents version from either Post #5 (.Net 2.0) or #6 (.NET1.0) from that thread. One of those files is a help file, the chm, the library is the dll - stick the help and the library in the Anywhere Software Libraries folder. Ignore and discard the cs file - you don't need it.

Restart B4PPC - Desktop. The ControlEvents help should now show under Help - read it and the Main help about libraries.
 
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