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Re: Bizarre issue with tab order in a ToolBar [message #479849] Wed, 12 August 2009 17:12 Go to next message
Eric Rizzo is currently offline Eric RizzoFriend
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Brian Fitzpatrick wrote:
> Hi all...
>
> I'm guessing I'm just missing something simple. But I have a Toolbar
> with two ToolItems in it. When the user goes to tab through the toolbar,
> they can tab to the first button but not the second. There is no
> difference with how I'm adding the two buttons, but the tab order just
> skips to the next control on the page.
>
> I'm not using complicated logic here...
>
> toolBar = new ToolBar(this.mPanel, SWT.FLAT);
> if (flag1) {
> item1 = new ToolItem(toolBar, SWT.PUSH);
> }
> if (flag2) {
> item2 = new ToolItem(toolBar, SWT.PUSH);
> }
>
> I've tried adjusting the TabList on the ToolBar instance, but can't set
> it for some reason without throwing an
> "java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Argument not valid" exception.
>
> Any ideas would be great.
>
> Thanks in advance!
> --Fitz
Re: Bizarre issue with tab order in a ToolBar [message #479859 is a reply to message #479849] Wed, 12 August 2009 18:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Brian Fitzpatrick is currently offline Brian FitzpatrickFriend
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Eric Rizzo wrote:
> Copying to the SWT newsgroup, eclipse.platform.swt
>
> Brian Fitzpatrick wrote:
>> Hi all...
>>
>> I'm guessing I'm just missing something simple. But I have a Toolbar
>> with two ToolItems in it. When the user goes to tab through the
>> toolbar, they can tab to the first button but not the second. There is
>> no difference with how I'm adding the two buttons, but the tab order
>> just skips to the next control on the page.
>>
>> I'm not using complicated logic here...
>>
>> toolBar = new ToolBar(this.mPanel, SWT.FLAT);
>> if (flag1) {
>> item1 = new ToolItem(toolBar, SWT.PUSH);
>> }
>> if (flag2) {
>> item2 = new ToolItem(toolBar, SWT.PUSH);
>> }
>>
>> I've tried adjusting the TabList on the ToolBar instance, but can't
>> set it for some reason without throwing an
>> "java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Argument not valid" exception.
>>
>> Any ideas would be great.
>>
>> Thanks in advance!
>> --Fitz
Thanks Eric!
Re: Bizarre issue with tab order in a ToolBar [message #484516 is a reply to message #479859] Tue, 08 September 2009 02:41 Go to previous message
Benjamin Gold is currently offline Benjamin GoldFriend
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Registered: July 2009
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My experience with SWT's ToolBar is that you can tab into and out of it, but to actually navigate between ToolItems you have to switch to using arrow keys (left/right).

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