V C++; dialog box; tab order; advancing thru

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    V C++; dialog box; tab order; advancing thru

    Greetings and such,
    I finally got my first sale of custom coding. Unfortunately, the client wants a "minor" change...

    In the standard dialog boxes the tab order can be readily set. The tab key walks through the edit boxes and to the buttons as desired. Shift+tab backs up through the reverse path.
    My client wants the up and down arrows to do the same thing.

    Also the enter key causes the program to terminate if focus is on an input field, but works fine if a button is highlighted.

    thanks for the help,
    Lyle "Alzado" Miller

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    Im still new at windows programming but here are a few ideas.
    Moniter for the up or down key presses, and simulate the tab key by sending your window a message that the tab (or shift+tab) key was pressed

    You may want to post this on the windows programming board if you haven't already done so

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    Thanks for the support.

    I'm not sure what MFC class / function can be used to monitor keystrokes without interferring with the data input.

    Also now to simulate the tab key.

    I'm now looking at 1) creating a pointer to CEdit box; 2) use GetFocus() to get the focus box; 3) use SetFocus() on the incremented value at the address...

    Lyle

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