Tab Order

  1. 5 months ago

    Shawn B

    Jul 17 Virginia Beach

    I'm on 2016 r3. I have my textfield as tab stop 1. and a button as tab stop 2. But it does not tab from 1 to 2. My Tab order editor is blank and I don't know how to make it work. Thanks for any help.

  2. Norman P

    Jul 17 Xojo Inc
    Edited 5 months ago

    Platform ?
    By default Windows lets you tab to any / all controls
    OS X does not unless you turn on full keyboard access

  3. Julian S

    Jul 17 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro UK
    Edited 5 months ago

    Make sure you haven't ticked on "AcceptTabs" (Under behaviour in the Inspector) on the textbox. If you do, the caret will stay stuck inside the textbox as its accepting the tab and not using the tab to move the tab order onwards.

  4. Norman P

    Jul 17 Xojo Inc

    @Julian S Make sure you haven't ticked on "AcceptTabs" (Under behaviour in the Inspector) on the textbox. If you do, the caret will stay stuck inside the textbox as its accepting the tab and not using the tab to move the tab order onwards.

    That wont matter on OS X because buttons cant be tabbed to unless you turn on full keyboard access

    Hence why knowing what platform is being targetted is crucial

  5. Shawn B

    Jul 17 Virginia Beach

    MAC

  6. Shawn B

    Jul 17 Virginia Beach

    Figured it out.

    Apple Menu
    System Preferences
    Keyboard
    Shortcuts Tab
    check ALL CONTROLS

  7. Tim P

    Jul 17 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro

    @Shawn B Apple Menu
    System Preferences
    Keyboard
    Shortcuts Tab
    check ALL CONTROLS

    That's what Norman was trying to tell you :)

  8. Norman P

    Jul 17 Xojo Inc

    @Norman P OS X does not unless you turn on full keyboard access

    :)

  9. Shawn B

    Jul 17 Virginia Beach

    I can now TAB from text box to button, the button is highlighted, but hitting return does not activate the button. How do you make that happen.

  10. Greg O

    Jul 17 Xojo Inc Somewhere near Raleigh, NC

    Return only activates the button that's marked as "Default". ESC does a button marked as "Cancel". Otherwise you'd just use the spacebar.

  11. Norman P

    Jul 17 Xojo Inc

    https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT204434

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