Tab navigation is not working when using Form.Show method

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Tab navigation is not working when using Form.Show method
Ashraf Bashir

Posts: 1
Joined: 2012-02-25

I've a toolbar containing a button, when this button is clicked I show a form.
This form only contains a WebBrowser component.

I want to navigate in this form using the TAB key (in keyboard), but unfortunately it doesn't have any effect when pressed ! I tried a windows application with the same components (without IEToolbar of course) and it works, but when I try a button inside the toolbar to show the form it doesn't work.

BTW, I've to use Show not ShowDialog for this piece of code. But the only solution I found in a previous forum post is to use ShowDialog(this); where "this" is the form instance. But I've to use Show not ShowDialog.

FYI, Form.Show(), Form.Show(this) and Form.ShowDialog() failed in IE plugin to have tab navigation ! But it run successfully in any windows application.

How to solve this ?

Posted 22 Mar, 2012 09:33:54 Top
Sergey Grischenko

Add-in Express team

Posts: 7224
Joined: 2004-07-05
Hi Ashraf,

It is not possible in IE.
Please try to create a shortcut (using the ADXIEKeyboardShortcut component) that shows/activates the form. Then you can use TAB within the form.
Posted 22 Mar, 2012 14:11:48 Top