Ribbon Backstage Focus

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Posted 6 years ago by Joe Chura
Version: 13.1.0582
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We are building an application using the ribbon and noticed an issue with the focus.  If the backstage is open and another application is oppened in front, the focus is lost when we try to bring our application back up (ALT + Tab).  We are not able to use the KeyTipAccessText keys at this point and the keyboard does not respond.  I noticed the same thing happens in your Sample Browser Application. 

 

Is there any way to fix this?  Or do we have to programatically set the focus?

 

Thanks,

Joe

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Posted 6 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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Hi Joe,

If you press Alt while in this scenario, the key tips will show up again.


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Posted 6 years ago by Joe Chura
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Sorry, maybe I was a little off on the question.

If you do the same steps as above in Word, the arrow keys and Tab work fine when bringing the application from the background.  In your sample application ALT works, but the arrow keys and Tab do not.  It seems as if the focus is not in the correct spot.

Does this make a little more sense?  Is there a way to fix this, or will the user have to ALT + Key tip to then have access to Tab and arrow keys?

 

-Joe

[Modified 6 years ago]

Answer - Posted 6 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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Hi Joe,

Thanks, we have updated the RibbonWindow code for the upcoming v2013.2 to move focus into the Backstage in a RibbonWindow.Activated event handler, if Backstage is open and focus is not already in there.  That gets Tab and arrow keys working again.


Actipro Software Support

The latest build of this product (v2018.1 build 0675) was released 1 month ago, which was after the last post in this thread.

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