Tab Order Add-In?

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Subject: Tab Order Add-In?
Posted by:  CDMAPost…@FortuneJames.com
Date: 16 Aug 2006

I have a form in A97 that requires many textboxes and comboboxes (about
300).  The customer insists on seeing all the information on one form
so I can't break it up into several forms.  Neither they nor I want to
use a tab control.  Because of all this, the Tab Order control is quite
inefficient at organizing the tab order.  Even the trick of wiggling
the mouse to the right and left while dragging a control or controls to
the top or bottom of the tab order doesn't speed it up enough.  One
idea is to write the names and positions of the controls to a file, put
the controls into a long column, run Auto Order, then read the file to
reset the original positions of the controls.  Another idea is to play
with the TabIndex property, perhaps by clicking on the controls in the
desired tab order while running code.  Has anyone produced an Add-In
that improves the user experience for developers that need to change
the Tab Order for lots of controls?  Does anyone have other ideas about
a good way to do this?

James A. Fortune
CDMAPost…@FortuneJames.com

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