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Re: [lmi] expected behavior of TAB in database editor

From: Greg Chicares
Subject: Re: [lmi] expected behavior of TAB in database editor
Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2008 05:05:39 +0000
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On 2008-01-11 22:23Z, Vaclav Slavik wrote:
> I'm trying to fix the reported problem with database editor's TAB 
> handling:

Is there a savannah URL for that? Or if it was private email,
could you tell me the datestamp, please? I shouldn't casually
override an opinion someone else may have expressed in the past
without considering any rationale that was presented.

> you can use it to change focus from the tree to grid table, 
> but once there, pressing TAB doesn't change focus back to the tree or 
> other controls and it's kept in the grid. This is because wxGrid uses 
> TAB for moving to another grid cell.

For me personally, that's not ideal. I like to keep my hands on
the keyboard and off the mouse. IIRC, this was a problem with
the legacy application that the product editor will replace.
I'm assuming it wouldn't be too hard to change this in the wx-
based replacement, though: a welcome relief from my POV.

> I just realized I'm not sure what the best behavior is. I can see 
> three obvious solutions:
> (1) Pressing TAB should move keyboard focus from the grid to the next 
> control in focus chain. In other words, it shouldn't be used for 
> cells navigation at all.

That sounds good to me, though I'd like to hear Wendy's opinion.

[snip two other ideas that, although valid, don't appeal to me]

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