[fxruby-users] Keeping child focused in FXTabBook (on key press)

Jannis Pohlmann info at sten-net.de
Thu May 19 15:28:45 EDT 2005

Hi list, hi Lyle.

I've got some problems here using a (now enabled, thanks to Lyle) 
FXScrollArea in a FXTabBook

When pressing the KEY_Up or KEY_Left the FXScrollArea looses its focus. 
Instead, the related
FXTabItem gets focused. Usually, that's okay and I assume it is an 
intended behaviour.

A topic that I couldn't find being discussed anywhere, neither on 
fxruby.org nor on the list (didn't
I search hard enough?) was how to ignore those focus changes.

I've browsed the FOX source once again. FXScrollArea is derived from 
FXComposite. This means
that it sends SEL_KEYPRESS events to its target by default (or better, 
when begin enabled).

And it sends SEL_FOCUS_UP to itself, handling it by itself. Hmmm, well, 
still, I didn't find
the point which handler I'd have to overload/overwrite in order to 
ignore the message which
leads to the focus change.

I hope there's someone out there who has an idea.

Kind regards,

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