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Can't set focus depending on screen location of field

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Hi Guys,

This is a really strange one. I have created a slightly complicated gui that gets a bit of user input and then reads some details from an MS SQL database. It all mostly works except after I run the process once I can't set focus back to the one and only user input box.

I'm using a GUIGetMSG() loop.

The strange part is if I move the input box 75 pixels to the right it works normally.

I took the simple hello world “You pressed OK” example and of course that works ok.

I get the feeling this is some kind of timing issue.

I'm using Windows 7 64 bit with a ship load of RAM and processor speed.

Has anyone seen this kind of problem before?

I will create a cut down version of the code if you really want to look at it but I'm hoping this is a known issue.

Screen Shot Attached.

Thanks

David

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Have you tried ControlFocus?


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Hi Brew,

Thanks for your reply.

I did tried another one _WinAPI_SetFocus($hStrataNumber)

I was wondering where I should locate the command in my program.

The only logical place is within the GUIGetMgs() loop and set the focus when a click on the field is detected.

It didn't make any difference and seemed a bit redundant and that is when I started mucking around with test fields.

I slowly went back and forth between working and not working scenarios and narrowed it down to the position of the field on the screen.

Next I'll test on an old slow machine to see if it is indeed speed related.

David

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Hello again.

It gets worse. I have found that is is not the positioning of the text box that matters.

It is where I click in the box. If I click in the extreem right hand side of the box the focus is set correctly.

If I click on the left 2/3's of the input box nothing happens.

I can't see how this can be anything else except a bug now.

I haven't tried it on another machine yet. Still working on it.

David

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Check your code, maybe it's something like a label's dimensions overlapping with the input field's dimensions.

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