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    resolved [RESOLVED] TextFields and Tab Orders

    Hi all !

    I have created a row of textfields with each textfield having its own unique identification number. The total number of rows of textfields is 20 and when i displayed them on the stage, they did not fit on the screen. However I tried out the tab order and it was perfect. It ran down from 1 to 20 with no problems. However to keep all of them on the same screen I decided to split them up in two columns with 10 in each column. I managed to do that by changing the y offset of the field after the 10th field. Now however, when i tried the tab order it was correct for the first column but after the 10th ( last field in column 1 ) it went to the 18th textfield !?? the 2nd last textfield in the 2nd column.

    I checked and printed the values of textfields tab order and they were correct. SO i do not know what's causing this issue.
    Anyone has any ideas or faced a similar issue ever?

    Thanks all !

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    Hi,

    Without having any of your code or files, try either of these, they do it two different ways, you will see what i mean.

    paste any or both of these, separately, into an new AS2 document and test.

    V:1
    PHP Code:
    var textFieldAmount:Number 20;
    var 
    divider:Number 10;
    var 
    uniqueNumber:Number;
    var 
    hSpace:Number 300;
    var 
    vSpace:Number 25;

    for (var 
    0textFieldAmounti++)
    {
        
    this.createTextField('Text_' i,i,20 Math.floor(divider) * hSpace,20 Math.floor(divider) * vSpace,0,0);
        
    this["Text_" i].tabIndex i;
        
    this["Text_" i].uniqueNumber i;
        
    this["Text_" i].autoSize true;
        
    this["Text_" i].border true;
        
    this["Text_" i].type "input";
        
    this["Text_" i].text "Textfield: " String(1) + " TabIndex: " this["Text_" i].tabIndex;

    V:2
    PHP Code:
    var textFieldAmount:Number 20;
    var 
    divider:Number 2;
    var 
    uniqueNumber:Number;
    var 
    hSpace:Number 300;
    var 
    vSpace:Number 25;

    for (var 
    0textFieldAmounti++)
    {
        
    this.createTextField('Text_' i,i,20 Math.floor(divider) * hSpace,20 Math.floor(divider) * vSpace,0,0);
        
    this["Text_" i].tabIndex i;
        
    this["Text_" i].uniqueNumber i;
        
    this["Text_" i].autoSize true;
        
    this["Text_" i].border true;
        
    this["Text_" i].type "input";
        
    this["Text_" i].text "Textfield: " String(1) + " TabIndex: " this["Text_" i].tabIndex;

    but without seeing your code one can only guess as to how you want it to look and do.

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    Hi fruitbeard,

    Thanks again for the reply. I'll try out your files and revert. I'll try and get my files here by tomorrow if I am still not able to figure out the problem with the help of your files. I am really grateful. Thanks loads.

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    Hi fruitbeard,

    On comparison with my code I realised that I had not used the tabIndex property. Surprisingly , earlier & elsewhere when I have used textfield, I do not recall using this tabIndex property and yet the tab worked correctly. I think I read somewhere that the 2nd parameter in createTextField function took care of the tabIndexes. So now I wonder what that is for.

    But yes using tabIndex property solved the issue perfectly.

    So thanks again. Will be back for more.

    P.S. I had posted my reply some days ago but for some reason it did not post and was saved in the quick reply box from where I have retrieved it now and re-posting it.

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