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Subject: Re: FLASH: Is it possible to define the order of input tabs?
From: Matt Wobensmith
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2000 23:54:25 GMT

Hi Chris -

You wrote:
>> I made a APR calculator for a client. It works great, looks nice and does
>> the job perfectly. However they are complaining that when you press tab it
>> doesnt go to the next input box.
>>
>> Is it possible in Flash 4 to define the order of input variable boxes
>which
>> tab rotates through? Or is it sheer luck?


Unfortunately, we can't control Tab key focus in Flash 4. However, we can in
Flash 5 using the new ActionScript. So, if your project can use Flash 5,
this might be a great thing to investigate.

For the record, it uses the Selection.setFocus method to put the user's
cursor in the desired field. To capture the Tab key, one can use either the
onKeyPress event or check for the Key.getCode method with an If statement.

Matt

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Matt Wobensmith
Macromedia
Flash Community Manager

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