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    Hi
    I have a tabbed form with four tabs. On the first tab I have a question which requires a yes or no answer. I wonder if the answer is for example No wether the fourth tab can be activated automatically.

    Thanks for any help
    Regards
    Barry

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    RE: Tabbed Form

    Barry, this is like writing an answer to myself.

    You could use the Question field's OnChange event to switch to the Tab4. Sort of depends on what kind of field your Question requiring Yes or No is.

    This code would switch of Tab 4 and moves the cursor to the 1st field on Tab 4:
    your_tabbed_form_name.tab_set(4)
    sys_send_keys("{tab}")

    (your_tabbed_form_name will probably be "tabbed1")

    -Barry

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    • #3
      RE: Tabbed Form

      Barry,

      Do you have a reason for using SYS_SEND_KEYS().

      This is always the last avenue of resort to use (in my opinion). Using an Xbasic command like

      formptr.Next()

      This moves the focus to the next control in the tab order as if the user had pressed the “Tab” key and works with forms and browses. See page 131 in XBasic Manual.

      Regards,

      Ira J. Perlow
      Computer Systems Design & Associates
      [email protected]
      Regards,

      Ira J. Perlow
      Computer Systems Design


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      • #4
        RE: Tabbed Form

        Barry:
        I use this to move from tab to tab.
        you can change the +3 to however many tabs you want to advance.
        charlie crimmel

        define a global variable on the form design
        dim global pagenum as n

        Put this in the code for your button
        if the answer is no then
        pagenum=Tabbed1.Tab_Get()
        tabbed1.tab_set(pagenum+3)
        sys_send_keys("{TAB}")
        end if

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        • #5
          RE: Tabbed Form

          Thanks for your help guys
          Barry

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