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julianbury(Posted 1+ years ago) #1
Hi Y'All ;-)

The HotKeyEvent is a godsend! It has solved a major problem for me.
It is the way I am moving the focus between textfield gadgets, vertically.

There is just a minor problem remaining: It does not auto-repeat.
Each shift of focus requires an individual stab at the keyboard.

If this was for only two or five rows, it wouldn't matter.
For sixteen or thirty rows, it does matter.

Holding a vertical cursor key down results in the text cursor moving along the text.

Can anyone suggest ways of getting the auto repeat into HotKeyEvent (most important)
and avoiding the up/down cursor keys moving the text cursor?

Thank you for your patience :-)


A Potted Plant(Posted 1+ years ago) #2
I cannot imagine any circumstance under which a hotkey would need to repeat.

Shouldn't tab be used to move between gadgets?

A Potted Plant(Posted 1+ years ago) #3
Also, I posted some code here that does hotkeys without hotkeys. I still use that, since it tends to be more reliable.

julianbury(Posted 1+ years ago) #4
Hello halo :)

The app is a text grid, 3 x 16 textfields.

I am using Tab for horizontal moves.

I require that it remains in the same row until I change rows with a vertical cursor key.

When the focus reaches the bottom row there is still the rest of the 256 rows of data to scroll up!

I really do need an auto-repeating vertical movement.

Could you please direct me to your code?

Thank you

Julian ^@@^