Tab key as command id trigger?

Doesn’t seem to work.

Tab is listed as a keypress, not a modifier, but if I do:

addDefaultKeypress(KeyPress::spaceKey, 0);

the command triggers, whereas

addDefaultKeypress(KeyPress::tabKey, 0);

never fires.

Perhaps it’s getting intercepted and used to move the keyboard focus between components…?

hmm, yeah, that’s probably true.

I wasn’t really thinking about tab focus, cos it’s not applicable to my interface.

Nothing is ever simple. :slight_smile:

How about this change, in ComponentPeer, 462:

        if (keyInfo.isKeyCode (KeyPress::tabKey) && Component::getCurrentlyFocusedComponent() != 0)
            Component* const currentlyFocused = Component::getCurrentlyFocusedComponent();
            currentlyFocused->moveKeyboardFocusToSibling (! keyInfo.getModifiers().isShiftDown());
            keyWasUsed = (currentlyFocused != Component::getCurrentlyFocusedComponent());

…it just adds a check to see if the focus actually changed, and if not, it shouldn’t consume the key event.

I’ll give it a try.

Thanks Jules.