How to remove workitem's controls from tab order

Topics: CAB & Smart Client Software Factory
Feb 4, 2006 at 8:10 AM
originally posted by: RayHeath

I have put several SmartParts (associated with different WorkItems) onto a single Deck Workspace. As I press the tab key to switch from one control to the next (in a given smartpart), what I thought should be hidden controls (lower in the deck) appear to activate their associated workitems (which I don't want). I would have expected SmartParts (not on the top of the deck) to be removed from the process of tab order handling.

A simpler (though somewhat differnet) example is available in the Bank Shell Quick Start. Launch the BankShell (Quick Start) along with the CAB Visualizer enabled (Root Work Item is active). Press the tab key and the Bank Teller Work Item becomes active. Can this transition be avoided?

Can someone please recommend a plan of action (expecially with the deck workspace and associated smartparts)?


Feb 4, 2006 at 12:45 PM
originally posted by: jolu1977

The activation of the workitem when a smartpart is entered is caused by the ControlActivationService. You can replace this service to get your the desired functionality.