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    Flaky Esc Key Behavior on embedded browse

    I have a flaky esc key issue when coming into an embedded browse.

    Question: How do I disable the esc key and re-enable it in code? I think this will solve my problem. I haven't been able to find anything in the docs on how to do this.

    Here is the problem:

    The Form is an invoice form with a 1:many Order ==> orderitems relation. I load the customer info via a customerno lookup into Order variables similar to the alpha sports example. I then tab off the last entry field on the form to the order items embedded browse where I am greeted with the new record dialog on the first line.

    If I press the Esc Key on the FIRST blank record in the embedded browse, the cursor disappears, all the order variables on the form go blank, and a window pops up saying customerno is required. The customerno has already been entered!!!

    When I close this window, the form leaves the current record and attempts to enter a new record. You can see this by watching the navigation stuff on the toolbar move from the existing record to a new one. If I trace this phenomena, no events are detected leading to this behavior, so I don't really know what is causing this issue.

    If instead of pressing the Esc Key during entry of the first record in the embedded browse, I click on a field on the order form, nothing unusual happens.

    If I enter a record in the embedded browse, and press Esc after the first record, nothing unusual happens. The crazy behavior happens only on the first blank record in the embedded browse.

    I would like to disable the esc key in code and re-enable it after the first record in the browse is entered. This may solve my problem.

    I have a lot of code and field rule stuff on this embedded browse. If I put ui_msg_boxes just about everywhere in an attempt to trap this error, no msg boxes fire.

    This could be a bug in the field rules.
    Regards,
    Chet Sapino
    President,
    SAPINO Enterprises
    6451 Pheasant Rd
    East Syracuse, NY 13057

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    Re: Flaky Esc Key Behavior on embedded browse

    Brainistorming on...

    1) OnArrive event for browse control sets a var true
    2) OnKey event in the form traps every ESC keystroke. if the onArrive var is true it uses the exist() fn to determine if there are any linked child table records. if not it swallows the keystroke, otherwise it passes it on
    3) onDepart event for browse control sets the var false

    Brainstorming off

    Question: do you see the same results if you use table fields instead of variables to collect input for the order header?

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