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How to use the Enter key as Tab in a Windows Forms application

How to use the Enter key as Tab in a Windows Forms application

Problem:

Customer has a Windows Forms application that uses a form with a number of TextBox controls on it.
When they press "tab" or click the mouse on another control, the data is processed. When they press "enter" nothing happens. Customer asks: How can I have the enter key behave like the tab key?

Resolution:

In the properties for the form set the KeyPreview property to true.

Create a KeyDown event handler for the form and place the following code into it:

 

       method-id Form1_KeyDown final private.
       procedure division using by value sender as object e as type System.Windows.Forms.KeyEventArgs.
           
           if e::KeyCode = type System.Windows.Forms.Keys::Return
              set e::Handled to true
              set e::SuppressKeyPress to true
              invoke type SendKeys::Send("{TAB}")   
           end-if.
           
       end method.

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