[MonoDevelop] How to Define Focussing Order in a Form

Lluis Sanchez lluis at ximian.com
Mon Sep 3 10:19:33 EDT 2007

El ds 01 de 09 del 2007 a les 15:00 +0200, en/na Jacek Ruzyczka va
> Hi,
> dows anybody know how to define a focussing order in a form containing 
> entries, checkboxes etc.? Then the user can jump between the entries by using 
> the [Tab] key.
> I have already made two forms containing entries, checkboxes, and one sub-form 
> each. In one of the forms, [Tab] works without any problems, but every time I 
> press [Tab] in the second form, the entry currently in use just loses its 
> focus, and I have to use the mouse to focus another entry. One possible 
> reason is some self-made widget (entry + button in an HBox) in the second 
> form, but I'm not sure...
> Is there a possibility in MD to define the focussing order of the widgets it 
> contains? Theoretically, I can write a key event handler responsing to [Tab] 
> and [Shift]+[Tab] scan codes, but for larger forms, this is very hard work!
> Thank you for your hints.

The tab order can't be changed in the designer, but you can define it
manually by setting the FocusChain property.


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