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How to use Tab & Shift-Tab to move between text input fields?

Michael Custer
Greenhorn

Joined: Apr 25, 2004
Posts: 6
Geez...
I have 20 input fields and must leave the keyboard
and click with the mouse to move to the next field.

Annoying and, I think, prob unnecessary.
Simply cannot find example code anywhere...


oorik
James Lollar
Greenhorn

Joined: Apr 24, 2004
Posts: 4
How about a for loop, inside a class that takes your table input.. something like (maybe)
import java.io.*;
public class InputHelp{
public String getTheInput(String promptUser){
String userInput = null;
for (integer iv=0;iv<20;iv++){
// prompt user
try {
BufferedRead is new BufferedReader{
//get the line
//test the line for length
} // catch the exception
} // end for
return userInput;
}
}
//the prompt user would hold a System.out.print or prinln, looping for your
input
just a guess
JL
Dirk Schreckmann
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Joined: Dec 10, 2001
Posts: 7023
Moving this to the Swing / JFC / AWT forum...


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Michael Custer
Greenhorn

Joined: Apr 25, 2004
Posts: 6
Never mind...
Thanks for the help but I found
something much simpler...

Now, simply add the on-key-press event handler inside the tags as follows:
(Notice how I've added hyphens to the keyword on-key-press). This script
doesn't seem to like the real word... Remove the hyphens, lol.
Gregg Bolinger
GenRocket Founder
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Joined: Jul 11, 2001
Posts: 15299
    
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Actually, this is an HTML/Javascript question. But I can see how this might look like a Swing question. It would have helped if Michael had mentioned it was a web form and not a Desktop GUI form...Moving again.


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Yuriy Fuksenko
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Joined: Feb 02, 2001
Posts: 413
add tabindex=1 to all field, you have to move through, if you want to navigate in the same order they located on a page.
Otherwise do tabindex=index, where index is taborder.
TABINDEX property
Note, that negative tabindex works only in IE.
Michael Custer
Greenhorn

Joined: Apr 25, 2004
Posts: 6
Thank you...
Now I can skip a few buttons I was wondering about...
 
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
 
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