TEXT_AREA in Table Form: can not type right away

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TEXT_AREA in Table Form: can not type right away

Postby Bernd.N » Sun Dec 06, 2015 1:08 am

I use a table form with 'Table view (locked)' property to show purchase order lines.
When I use TEXT_AREA as display type for the text field, and not TEXT_FIELD, I can not just go with the TAB button (from field Article No.) into that field and type right away.
Instead, I have to grab my mouse and click into the TEXT_AREA, and only then I can start to type.
When I use TEXT_FIELD, the mouse is not needed, but then I can not show more than one line in the text field.

As that is a much needed basic functionality for any ERP-like systems, I wonder if somebody figured out how to avoid the additional mouse click.
I am sure my users will complain.

I already tried to set selectOnEnter to true or to fire an explicit requestFocus() on the onFocusGained()-event, but with no result. We use smart client.
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Any comments?

Postby Bernd.N » Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:23 am

Could maybe someone from Servoy comment on this?

It might be that it is not difficult to fix, and users of similar tables would appreciate this very much.
Most ERP-systems need this functionality, I guess.
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Re: TEXT_AREA in Table Form: can not type right away

Postby lvostinar » Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:56 am

Bernd.N wrote:Could maybe someone from Servoy comment on this?

It might be that it is not difficult to fix, and users of similar tables would appreciate this very much.
Most ERP-systems need this functionality, I guess.


I created a case in our system, so we can look into it.

https://support.servoy.com/browse/SVY-9755
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Re: TEXT_AREA in Table Form: can not type right away

Postby Bernd.N » Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:35 am

Thank you, Laurian!
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Re: TEXT_AREA in Table Form: can not type right away

Postby jcompagner » Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:46 pm

This is quite logical the tab key is a valid key for a textarea.
I think there is something like ctrl-tab or something to actually jump out
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Re: TEXT_AREA in Table Form: can not type right away

Postby lvostinar » Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:51 pm

jcompagner wrote:This is quite logical the tab key is a valid key for a textarea.
I think there is something like ctrl-tab or something to actually jump out


I think this is about jumping in.
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Re: TEXT_AREA in Table Form: can not type right away

Postby Bernd.N » Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:25 pm

Yes, the problem is that after jumping into the TEXT_AREA, the user can not type right away.
Only after using the mouse and explicitly clicking into the TEXT_AREA, the user can edit the field.
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