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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
Sheriff

Joined: Dec 10, 2001
Posts: 7023
Moving this to the Swing / JFC / AWT forum...
[ April 25, 2004: Message edited by: Dirk Schreckmann ]

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