Tab Ordering of GUI Controls

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    Tab Ordering of GUI Controls

    Hi all,


    Is there a way that you can set the tab ordering of the GUI controls on a specific window?

    It would be easier if there was a setting to achieve this in the Visual Studio 6 Resource Editor, however an API to do it is also fine

    Thanks

    Edit:

    Just to clarify im when i mean tab ordering i mean which control is next selected when you press the tab button on the keyboard. Im not talking about the tab component that shows different windows


    Edit (again):

    I've just noticed that you can change the tab ordering by selecting "tab order" from the layout menu. However once I change the tab ordering and compile + run the program it still doesnt allow any kind of tabbing
    Last edited by cloudy; 04-22-2006 at 07:59 AM.

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    the program it still doesnt allow any kind of tabbing
    I assume you're talking about dialogs? I recall having this problem before, I believe you have to exclude dialog messages from your message loop:

    Code:
    MSG Message;
    while(GetMessage(&Message, NULL, 0, 0))
    {
    	if(!IsDialogMessage(GetActiveWindow(), &Message))
    	{
    		TranslateMessage(&Message);
    		DispatchMessage(&Message);
    	}
    }
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    works perfectly, thank you very much

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