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Using focus... it is necessary?

 
Samuel Pessorrusso
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Hi,

My project is done or I thought that it was until I tested it and I notice some behaviors with the "Focus thing".
Do I need to care about the Focus? Is it really necessary to have a GUI that works only with the keyboard?
I'm asking that because my project has 2800 LOC and I really don't want to add any more lines or complexity to it.

Thanks!
 
Jan Groth
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hi samuel,

never heard or read about "the focus thing".

where do you have your information from?

btw: i set a keymap for all buttons, i guess i have about 10 to 15 of them, so that would not be too much extra complexity... ;-)

many greetings,
jan
 
Samuel Pessorrusso
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Sorry my poor english. The "Focus thing" was a way of specifying the management of component focus. It isn't anything described on the assignment.


Example:
When booking a record, i show a dialog with all Contractor information as read-only except the owner ID, but the focus is not at the owner ID textfield, the user can not start to type the ID number, he needs to select the owner ID field and then start to type the ID.
 
Jan Groth
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hello,

i see... ;-)

to be honest: i didnt take care about that... as said, i'm using keymaps, so all buttons are accessible via keystroke, without moving any focuses explicitely.

i think that's fine, but that's my opinion only ...

many greetings,
jan
 
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