Set the focus on the first field in a form whenever a record is viewed
In Access 2003/XP/2000/97, I have a control button to "Add a New Record" on a form. I realized that when I clicked on it, even though a new record comes up, the cursor does not go directly to the first field of data entry. How can I get the cursor to move to the first field on the form?
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Last week we have seen how to set focus to a particular field in a sub-form from the main form. I have not mentioned anything about the relationships between these three forms in the earlier example. But, here it is important to know before we attempt to leave Focus from a record on the first sub-form and set focus to it’s corresponding record in the second sub-form.
In Access 2003/XP/2000/97, I have a form and a subform (master/detail relationship). The main form is in the Form Header section while the subform is in the Detail section. The problem is every time I add a new record, the cursor won't go to the second field in the subform.
First I need to setfocus to that field. Problem is that when this script is done, I want the form to be otherwise unchanged,including the focus being on the original field (so that I don't disorient the user).
How do I write VBA code to remember what field originally had focus, and then to set focus back to that field.
I have a form which consists of a tab control. When users switch between tabs, I want to set the focus of the entire form to the top of the form each time instead of where they let the form on their previous visit.
I tried to set the focus to the top of the form by using the following:
I also read somewhere in one of the forums I can set the focus first to the mainform by using
But I can't figure out where it should go?
I am trying to load a double clicked record within a datasheet on the form. I am using the following to load the record:
This is kind of funky. sometimes when I double click the record it loads the form blank on a new record instead of allowing us to edit the matching record in the original entry form. The other issue is, the .setfocus is acting up too.
the form gets loaded but then it goes back to the form the record was double clicked on instead of stating focus on frm_error_entry. I verified there is no code on load/focus etc that would be throwing focus back to the original form.
When opening a form, I want to add a new record and set focus in the first field.
In a pop-up form with several fields, some users are typing in data to the field with the default focus, before they look to see what field they should actually be typing in. The result is incorrectly changed data.
I would like to force the users to choose a field before they start typing. But it seems the default focus is always going somewhere (1st item on tab control). Apparently I can't set it to a label. The best I've been able to do is create a dummy text box & set the default focus there.
- I have a command button on a main form. The command button opens a report. Once the report is viewed and closed, the main form loses focus. How can I set focus back to a control on the main form?
I have a very simple program. 2 tables and 1 form. The form is used to look up and display data from the tables. I set the form up to be a popup and I minimize the Access database with [DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdAppMinimize].
I also set the focus to the input textbox since it is the only box that can be typed into. Everything works great. The cursor shows up and blinks in the input textbox, but when I try to enter something in the input textbox nothing happens. The form does not have focus so the typing does not show up until I click on the form or the textbox with the mouse and the form regains focus.
I have tried everything I can think of to get the form to have focus when it pops up but to no avail. Anyone have any ideas on how to fix this or is it just a pipedream on my behalf?
It's actually a Main form with 2 nested subforms. Selecting the datasheet record subform3 selects the corresponding record in the Form of subform2. After clicking on the datasheet to select the record, the focus automatically goes to the first record.
I can click on the same datasheet record to regain the focus. I've been searching, but this activity is not very common. I just want to click on the datasheet record and have it stay focused on that record. The code I have used for the on_click of subform3 is: