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Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by Janis in Minnesota, Jul 28, 2006.

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  1. Janis in Minnesota

    Janis in Minnesota
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    I am wondering if there is an easy way to disable the MOUSE when the user is
    entering in data that HAS TO BE SEQUENTIALLY entered (5 pieces of info have
    to be entered in order). I understand I can lock other fields until they are
    fulfilled but seems to me it would be really nice if I could some how turn
    off the mouse on the first field and turn it back on after update/lost focus
    of the 5th field.

    Any information/direction/advise is GREATLY and IMMENSELY appreciated!!!! :)

    THANKS!!!

    Janis in BEAUTIFUL Minnesota :)
     
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  3. Douglas J. Steele

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    Why? I don't feel it's the right of a developer to limit how users use the
    application. What difference does it make what order they fill in the
    fields, as long as they've filled in all of the fields before the record is
    saved?

    --
    Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
    http://I.Am/DougSteele
    (no private e-mails, please)


    "Janis in Minnesota" <JanisinMinnesota@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    message news:FB3294DC-FA71-43AE-A300-BAB394ED637A@microsoft.com...
    >I am wondering if there is an easy way to disable the MOUSE when the user
    >is
    > entering in data that HAS TO BE SEQUENTIALLY entered (5 pieces of info
    > have
    > to be entered in order). I understand I can lock other fields until they
    > are
    > fulfilled but seems to me it would be really nice if I could some how turn
    > off the mouse on the first field and turn it back on after update/lost
    > focus
    > of the 5th field.
    >
    > Any information/direction/advise is GREATLY and IMMENSELY appreciated!!!!
    > :)
    >
    > THANKS!!!
    >
    > Janis in BEAUTIFUL Minnesota :)
    >
     
  4. Janis in Minnesota

    Janis in Minnesota
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    Why? Because US Customs regulates it - what field 1 is a criteria of what
    field 2 can be, field 3 is depending on 2 . . . see what I mean? So, if for
    these 5 fields, if I could FORCE the user to go through each field
    sequentially it would alleviate a whole lot of rejects and headaches :)



    "Douglas J. Steele" wrote:

    > Why? I don't feel it's the right of a developer to limit how users use the
    > application. What difference does it make what order they fill in the
    > fields, as long as they've filled in all of the fields before the record is
    > saved?
    >
    > --
    > Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
    > http://I.Am/DougSteele
    > (no private e-mails, please)
    >
    >
    > "Janis in Minnesota" <JanisinMinnesota@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    > message news:FB3294DC-FA71-43AE-A300-BAB394ED637A@microsoft.com...
    > >I am wondering if there is an easy way to disable the MOUSE when the user
    > >is
    > > entering in data that HAS TO BE SEQUENTIALLY entered (5 pieces of info
    > > have
    > > to be entered in order). I understand I can lock other fields until they
    > > are
    > > fulfilled but seems to me it would be really nice if I could some how turn
    > > off the mouse on the first field and turn it back on after update/lost
    > > focus
    > > of the 5th field.
    > >
    > > Any information/direction/advise is GREATLY and IMMENSELY appreciated!!!!
    > > :)
    > >
    > > THANKS!!!
    > >
    > > Janis in BEAUTIFUL Minnesota :)
    > >

    >
    >
    >
     
  5. Douglas J. Steele

    Douglas J. Steele
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    You can open the form with all of the controls except the first one
    disabled:

    Me.Control1.Enabled = True
    Me.Control2.Enabled = False
    Me.Control3.Enabled = False
    Me.Control4.Enabled = False
    Me.Control5.Enabled = False

    In the AfterUpdate event of Control1, enable Control2. In the AfterUpdate
    event of Control2, enable Control3. And so on.

    --
    Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
    http://I.Am/DougSteele
    (no private e-mails, please)


    "Janis in Minnesota" <JanisinMinnesota@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    message news:31FBC6E8-0BBE-4064-A1A1-AEDA24F375A5@microsoft.com...
    > Why? Because US Customs regulates it - what field 1 is a criteria of what
    > field 2 can be, field 3 is depending on 2 . . . see what I mean? So, if
    > for
    > these 5 fields, if I could FORCE the user to go through each field
    > sequentially it would alleviate a whole lot of rejects and headaches :)
    >
    >
    >
    > "Douglas J. Steele" wrote:
    >
    >> Why? I don't feel it's the right of a developer to limit how users use
    >> the
    >> application. What difference does it make what order they fill in the
    >> fields, as long as they've filled in all of the fields before the record
    >> is
    >> saved?
    >>
    >> --
    >> Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
    >> http://I.Am/DougSteele
    >> (no private e-mails, please)
    >>
    >>
    >> "Janis in Minnesota" <JanisinMinnesota@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
    >> in
    >> message news:FB3294DC-FA71-43AE-A300-BAB394ED637A@microsoft.com...
    >> >I am wondering if there is an easy way to disable the MOUSE when the
    >> >user
    >> >is
    >> > entering in data that HAS TO BE SEQUENTIALLY entered (5 pieces of info
    >> > have
    >> > to be entered in order). I understand I can lock other fields until
    >> > they
    >> > are
    >> > fulfilled but seems to me it would be really nice if I could some how
    >> > turn
    >> > off the mouse on the first field and turn it back on after update/lost
    >> > focus
    >> > of the 5th field.
    >> >
    >> > Any information/direction/advise is GREATLY and IMMENSELY
    >> > appreciated!!!!
    >> > :)
    >> >
    >> > THANKS!!!
    >> >
    >> > Janis in BEAUTIFUL Minnesota :)
    >> >

    >>
    >>
    >>
     
  6. Janis in Minnesota

    Janis in Minnesota
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    Sorry to be a pain in the butt but this still causes problems. The user can
    enter a field and get out of the application - close. I need the user to
    FINISH entering the data in before getting out, end of story, no exceptions.
    So, I guess I'd have to use the .setfocus variable after update of the field
    - I just hate having all of this code on lost focus and on exit properties .
    .. . it would be awesome if we could just disable the mouse for these few
    fields . . . kind of like going back to character based programming I guess
    ;)

    Thanks for the input!

    Janis

    "Douglas J. Steele" wrote:

    > You can open the form with all of the controls except the first one
    > disabled:
    >
    > Me.Control1.Enabled = True
    > Me.Control2.Enabled = False
    > Me.Control3.Enabled = False
    > Me.Control4.Enabled = False
    > Me.Control5.Enabled = False
    >
    > In the AfterUpdate event of Control1, enable Control2. In the AfterUpdate
    > event of Control2, enable Control3. And so on.
    >
    > --
    > Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
    > http://I.Am/DougSteele
    > (no private e-mails, please)
    >
    >
    > "Janis in Minnesota" <JanisinMinnesota@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    > message news:31FBC6E8-0BBE-4064-A1A1-AEDA24F375A5@microsoft.com...
    > > Why? Because US Customs regulates it - what field 1 is a criteria of what
    > > field 2 can be, field 3 is depending on 2 . . . see what I mean? So, if
    > > for
    > > these 5 fields, if I could FORCE the user to go through each field
    > > sequentially it would alleviate a whole lot of rejects and headaches :)
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > "Douglas J. Steele" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Why? I don't feel it's the right of a developer to limit how users use
    > >> the
    > >> application. What difference does it make what order they fill in the
    > >> fields, as long as they've filled in all of the fields before the record
    > >> is
    > >> saved?
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
    > >> http://I.Am/DougSteele
    > >> (no private e-mails, please)
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> "Janis in Minnesota" <JanisinMinnesota@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
    > >> in
    > >> message news:FB3294DC-FA71-43AE-A300-BAB394ED637A@microsoft.com...
    > >> >I am wondering if there is an easy way to disable the MOUSE when the
    > >> >user
    > >> >is
    > >> > entering in data that HAS TO BE SEQUENTIALLY entered (5 pieces of info
    > >> > have
    > >> > to be entered in order). I understand I can lock other fields until
    > >> > they
    > >> > are
    > >> > fulfilled but seems to me it would be really nice if I could some how
    > >> > turn
    > >> > off the mouse on the first field and turn it back on after update/lost
    > >> > focus
    > >> > of the 5th field.
    > >> >
    > >> > Any information/direction/advise is GREATLY and IMMENSELY
    > >> > appreciated!!!!
    > >> > :)
    > >> >
    > >> > THANKS!!!
    > >> >
    > >> > Janis in BEAUTIFUL Minnesota :)
    > >> >
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>

    >
    >
    >
     

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