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Changing The Active Tab using PageUp/PageDown

, 19 Nov 1999
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I produce a custom database application, that has some windows with lots of tabs / CPropertyPages within them. My customer wanted a way to quickly and easily change the selected tab, without using the mouse. He said "In the old DOS version we changed the current window using Page-Up and Page-Down....". Ahh those were the days! So what the customer wants, the customer gets, and here is the result : Page-Up / Page-Down will select the next / previous tab. It's so easy, it's simple...

Basically sub-class your CPropertySheet. Then using the class wizard, create the PreTranslateMessage() function, and insert the text below...

if (pMsg->message == WM_KEYUP && pMsg->wParam == VK_NEXT)
    if(GetPageCount() > 1)  // Ignore if only one CPropertyPage
       if(GetActiveIndex() == 0)  //If first page active, select last page
          SetActivePage(GetPageCount() - 1);
          SetActivePage(GetActiveIndex() - 1);  //else select the previous page

if (pMsg->message == WM_KEYUP && pMsg->wParam == VK_PRIOR)
    if(GetPageCount() > 1)  // Ignore if only one CPropertyPage
       if(GetActiveIndex() == (GetPageCount() - 1))  //If last page active, select the first page
          SetActivePage(GetActiveIndex() + 1);  //else select the next page


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Jeremy Davis
Web Developer
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Is was a hardware engineer, that wrote the odd bit of MFC software. I am now training to become a technology teacher for 11 - 19 year olds.

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