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hey all ive searched it all high and low and ive not found it. is there a way to auto tab to the next input box like when you are entering a product key?


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If it's a Microsoft product key you don'thave to tab, it's automatic. Otherwise Send("{TAB}")


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If you want to do it in your own scripts, then this should help: :)

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>

Global $input_limit = 2

$gui = GUICreate("InputBox autofocus demo", 200, 100)
$in1 = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 20, 20, 30, 20)
GUICtrlSetLimit(-1, $input_limit)
$in2 = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 80, 20, 30, 20)
GUICtrlSetLimit(-1, $input_limit)
$in3 = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 140, 20, 30, 20)
GUICtrlSetLimit(-1, $input_limit)
$btn = GUICtrlCreateButton("OK", 75, 60, 40, 25)

GUIRegisterMsg(0x0111, "On_WM_COMMAND")
While 1
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
        Case $btn
            $str = GUICtrlRead($in1) & "-" & GUICtrlRead($in2) & "-" & GUICtrlRead($in3)
            MsgBox(0, "You have entered", $str)

Func On_WM_COMMAND($hWnd, $Msg, $wParam, $lParam)
    $nNotifyCode = BitShift($wParam, 16)
    $nID = BitAnd($wParam, 0x0000FFFF)
    Switch $nNotifyCode
        Case 0x400 ;$EN_UPDATE
            If StringLen(GUICtrlRead($nID)) = $input_limit Then GUICtrlSetState($nID+1, $GUI_FOCUS)


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thanks so much wow thats brilliant now to implement into my own code

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