Disable Tab Off a Text Box

Leesha
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Disable Tab Off a Text Box

Post by Leesha »

Hi,
I have a text box on form set to Long Text. It is set to no for tab stop. The user makes notes in it on clients. If they hit the enter key to go to the next line in the box they are fine. However if they hit tab by accident they go to the first field in the record. Their goal is to have nothing happen if they hit tab. Is there code for that and what event would it be put on. I've tried various things but nothing has worked.
Thanks,
Leesha

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HansV
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Re: Disable Tab Off a Text Box

Post by HansV »

Create an On Key Down event procedure for the text box:

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Private Sub TextBoxName_KeyDown(KeyCode As Integer, Shift As Integer)
    Select Case KeyCode
        Case vbKeyTab
            KeyCode = 0
    End Select
End Sub
Change TextBoxName to the name of your text box.
Regards,
Hans

Leesha
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Re: Disable Tab Off a Text Box

Post by Leesha »

Perfect! Thanks so much!!