PMW widget - skip tabbing to it
johnpenk7 at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 26 20:17:34 CEST 2007
On Mar 26, 12:34 pm, kyoso... at gmail.com wrote:
> On Mar 26, 11:35 am, "jp" <johnpe... at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > On Mar 26, 11:27 am, kyoso... at gmail.com wrote:> On Mar 26, 11:17 am, kyoso... at gmail.com wrote:
> > > > On Mar 26, 10:51 am, "jp" <johnpe... at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > > > > I have multiple PMW widgets (EntryFields, ScrolledField etc), how can
> > > > > I skip over these widgets when using the tab key?
> > > > > Thank you,
> > > > > John
> > > > I would probably write some custom event handling. Something that
> > > > could tell it was a key-press event and not just an on-focus event.
> > > > Then it would be a simple, if key-press == tab, put focus on next
> > #> > widget of interest. Something like that should work.
> > > > Mike
> > > I looked in my Tkinter book, and it says that if the widget has the
> > > "takefocus" option set to true, the widget is placed in the tab group
> > > and will get focus when they are tabbed to. I assume that this means
> > > if you set the PMW widgets' "takefocus" option to false, they will be
> > > skipped over since they won't be in the tab group.
> > > Mike
> > I've tried using the takefocus option set to 0 and 1 but either way,
> > the tab key still stops at my EntryField. Below is my snippet of
> > code. What am I doing wrong?
> > entry=Pmw.EntryField(frame,
> > labelpos = 'w',
> > value = "",
> > label_text =
> > 'Name:')
> > entry.grid(row=1)
> > #entry.component('entry').takefocus = 1
> > entry.component('entry').takefocus = 0
> According to the Tkinter book, setting takefocus to 0 (false) should
> work. Are you putting th EntryField into a Grid? If so, that might be
> the problem. I suppose the grid may override its children's settings.
> I've never messed too much with skipping widgets in the tab order. You
> could pack the PMW widgets last so that they won't get tabbed to until
> the end.
> There's also tk_focusNext & tk_focusPrev. See the following post for
> more info and ideas:
I am using a grid, but even using pack() the takefocus=0 doesn't
work. The tab key still moves to my EntryField.
I'll look into the focusNext and focusPrev that you suggested. Thanks!
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