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Tab order on input



I've searched for this topic but couldn't find anything, so I'm posting a question about it. 


I have a form that created by Inserting various text input boxes in the layout that I wanted. Question is, how do I control which field is active when I press the TAB button on the keybord? I have two fields side by side and when I TAB into that row the field on the right is the active field and pressing the TAB button then makes the left field the active one. I want to reverse the order but can't seem to find where that is performed.






Hello @hpkeong@gokello@Ray_Garza


I have form and custom controls in my screen.

I know that TabIndex is set to 0 by default and priority is given to the Form Inputs.

But how do i overrid this index so that when tab is pressed controls are selected left to right - top to bottom regardless if they are form controls or custom / added controls



Keyboard navigation order is from top-to-bottom, left-to-right. The form is treated as a single unit and all controls inside it will be tabbed in sequence. It is not possible for tab navigation to go from some controls inside the form and then to other controls outside the form, and then back to other controls inside the form.


Is there a reason why you cannot put all controls inside the form?


So, just so folks don't feel crazy if they are still having issues, I have noticed that you can indeed tab outside of a form.  In fact, I have had to resort to disabling surrounding UI elements to stop the tabbing from exiting the form.  In fact, my experience has shown that the tab order will even spill out into the browser elements such as the URL bar.  I do wish you were correct but tackling this tab order has been a continuous problem.

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