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Double-click on edit field

Double-click on edit field

Question:
How can I catch a double click when the cursor is placed over an edit field? The normal double-click handler doesn’t respond. I need to open a dialog window following a double click on an edit control.

Answer:
Well, I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that I don’t thinkyou will be able to pick up the double click in an edit field. The editfield is a unique OPO object, and to the best of my knowledge it does notrespond to double clicks.

The good news is that it is fairly easy to pick up another key strokecombination with the OnKey() method. I advise using thistechnique.

If you want to return the focus to another field when the dialog boxcloses, you will have to use the SetFocus() method before youcall the dialog box. This is just an OPO peculiarity (or bug . . .).

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