Access MVP (2010-2015)


Set focus to start of field

When you open a Form, the first field (Control) in your preset Tab Stop is always highlighted.  This has been known to cause issues… 

  • Users press the Enter key, thereby eliminating the data that was present (and don’t always remember to press Undo).
  • Users begin typing not realizing they are not on a new record, again, eliminating the data that was present

To prevent that you can use the GotFocus event of the field to move the cursor to the beginning of the field…

Private Sub YourControlName_GotFocus()
    Me.YourControlName.SelStart = 0
End Sub

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