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Tip of the Day
Language: Visual Basic
Expertise: Beginner
Aug 6, 1997

Using Enter To Tab Forward Through User Entry Fields

When users are comfortable using the Enter key to proceed to the next field, you can allow them to continue their old habits. You need very little coding to accomplish this. Set the KeyPreview property of the form to True, and include the following code:
 Sub Form_KeyDown (KeyCode As Integer, Shift As Integer)
	' To trick the system to think 
	' the Tab key was pressed
	If KeyCode = 13 Then SendKeys "{TAB}"
End Sub

Sub Form_KeyPress (KeyAscii As Integer)
	' To eliminate the annoying beep
	If KeyAscii = 13 Then KeyAscii = 0
End Sub
Gordy Blackwell
 
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