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Directing the focus point from control to control

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  • Directing the focus point from control to control

    I have a UX with multiple controls and I need to direct the CURSOR from control to control. I'm using the following java code to move the CURSOR from one control to the other. Here is the code I'm using:

    ///Control above current field
    if(event.keyCode == 9 && event.shiftKey){
    ///Control below current field
    if(event.keyCode == 9 && !event.shiftKey){

    I'm putting this into the "OnKeydown" and it seems to be working fine except I have a "repeating section" in my form and I cannot get it to enter that section.

    Does anyone have an idea of what I need to do?

  • #2
    Re: Directing the focus point from control to control

    The setFocus method also takes an optional argument...

    {dialog.Object}.setFocus(controlName [, repeatingSectionRowNumber]);


    • #3
      Re: Directing the focus point from control to control

      If the repeating section control is called "test2" and the previous control is called "test1" how would my java script look using your code?

      {dialog.Object}.setFocus(controlName [, repeatingSectionRowNumber]);

      Java script is very new to me so I am learning a little at a time.


      • #4
        Re: Directing the focus point from control to control

        It would be...


        To set focus to the test2 control, 1st row of the repeating section.

        "test2" is the name of a real control... right? Not the name of the repeating section container.


        • #5
          Re: Directing the focus point from control to control

          I just entered your code and it took me right into the repeat section. So my focus went from a control just before the repeat section to a control inside the repeating section. That is just what I needed. Now I need to move through 3 controls in the repeating section before my focus moves out to a control outside of the repeating section.

          If I have additional rows in my repeating section will this code also work on the other rows?
          Last edited by BillWFG; 05-30-2014, 08:27 PM. Reason: corrected wording


          • #6
            Re: Directing the focus point from control to control

            If you want to set focus to each control in each row then...

            In the code that moves focus into the repeating section I'd get the number of rows in that RS with...

            var count = {dialog.Object}._getRepeatingSectionRowCount('CONTAINER_1');

            Then, in the last control of each row you can test to see if you're actually on the last row with...


            Have a look at the example and docs for this one because there's an optional flag which lets you use either the physical row number (includes deleted rows) or the logical row number.

            If the current active row number is equal to the total number of rows you know that you can move out of the RS. If not, then set focus to the next row.


            • #7
              Re: Directing the focus point from control to control

              This seemed like the hardest problem figuring the amount of repeating section rows but you made the answer so easy.

              That is brilliant thank you so much.