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C# adding "focus" to a checkbox windows forms

c# windows form checkbox marking focus

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#1 rubbadrools

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 06:15 AM

Hi,

 

My problem may be simple but because of the words that are used for this problem it's hard to pinpoint it by searching so I thought I might try to get help here :)

 

My explanatory skills are also quite poor so bare with me.

 

When I use tab function in my forms and come to my checkbox i want to "highlight"/"focus" to the fact that I am on the checkbox (just as when u have a "yes" & "no" dialog with a button u can see a small outline on the button u have selected).

 

I don't know what this function is called or anything about it, so I was hoping someone here might have the strenght to teach this poor soul or point me in the right direction!

 

Best regards,

Rubbadrools



#2 BlackRabbit

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 08:53 AM

The method you are looking for is .focus(), as in myCheckBox.focus().

 

There's a couple things about it. Sometimes the focus is not displayed properly, still, you have the events : .Enter  and .GotFocus

You could add the .focus to those events.

 

Another thing to check is the color set, in properties->border (or colors, whatever), you have the colors pre-assigned to the checkbox states, maybe they are the same as normal.






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