Windows Form Tab key not moving between fields

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Windows Form Tab key not moving between fields
A "ding" can be heard through Windows, but no movement 
Robert Apostolico


I've got a normal Windows Form, border style set to "FixedToolWindow". Trying to use TAB key to move between the email address and password fields (aka login fields) , but when you press TAB, the cursor does not move and the computer just "dings" at you.

The form is shown when a user clicks the "Command Button".
The form is NOT being shown modally; I'm hoping to use the deactivate/lost focus event to close the form automatically if the user click elsewhere, rather than forcing them to click a close button.

The fields in question are set to "TabStop=True"; TabIndex=1 and 3 respectfully.

What am I missing?

Thank you!
Posted 02 Jun, 2014 08:42:55 Top
Andrei Smolin

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Hello Robert,

I'm afraid you have to show that form modally as non-modals interfere with the windowing of IE (the same applies to showing a non-nodal in an Office application). The affected areas are keyboard shortcuts, focus, tooltips and other areas.

Andrei Smolin
Add-in Express Team Leader
Posted 02 Jun, 2014 08:53:52 Top