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Hello Forum,

As said in the title, I'm searching a way to disable all tabstops in a GUI. My GUI includes 15 buttons and 3 edit controls.

My questions:

- is there a way to disable all tabstops at a time

- is there a way to list all controls of a GUI and then disable tabstops one by one

- or should I use the following line after each button creation:

_WinAPI_SetWindowLong(GUICtrlGetHandle(-1), $GWL_STYLE, BitAND(_WinAPI_GetWindowLong(GUICtrlGetHandle(-1), $GWL_STYLE), BitNOT($WS_TABSTOP)))

Thanks in advance for your valuable help!


Edit: or maybe disable TAB key? I don't remember how to do!

Edited by thoms

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Hello jguinch,

Works fine and easier than WinAPI... I don't understand why it works that way, but not when creating the control and setting its style to 0. Ie. "GUICtrlCreateButton("One", 10, 10, 80, 30, 0)" doesn't disable tabstop.

But I'm still looking for a way to list controls, only for my curiosity.




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"GUICtrlCreateButton("One", 10, 10, 80, 30, 0)" doesn't disable tabstop

That is because, as is explained in the Help file for GUICtrlCreateButton, $WS_TABSTOP is a forced style for buttons created with that command - hence you can only remove the style once the button has been created.


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