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Not able to set Tab Indexes

Not able to set Tab Indexes

(OP)
Hi,
I'm using Access 2010 on Win7.

I have a form which has only three controls: an option box (containing two radio buttons), a combo box and a button.

I want the combo box to drop down ONLY when the control receives focus. So I coded its GotFocus event with

CODE

me.combobox.dropdown 

When the form opens, the combobox drops down automatically. So I tried setting the tab indexes for the three controls. I set the button control as 0; the optionbox as 1 and the combobox as 2. But I get an error message saying: The value you used for the TabIndex property isn't valid. The correct values are from 0 to 0. It then resets all the indexes to 0.

I also tried setting the focus to the button control in the form's Activate Event. That didn't work either. The combo box still drops down.

Insights warmly welcome,
Vic

RE: Not able to set Tab Indexes

(OP)
Folks,

Don't know why the light dawns after I submit a post. I guess it's all part of Murphy's Law.

Anyway, the 'problem' is because the option box resides in the header; the combo box resides in the detail; and the button resides in the footer. DOH!!

Thanks for your patience.

Vic

RE: Not able to set Tab Indexes

Thanks for coming back with the explanation.

Duane
Minnesota
Hook'D on Access
MS Access MVP 2001-2016

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