Tip of the Month (April 2006)
Adding a Control to the Middle of the Control Order
Visual CE uses the "control order" to determine the order of the columns in the record list display, the order in which the cursor moves from field to field when the user presses the Tab key, and the order of command buttons in a macro program.
When you create a new control, it is always placed at the end of the control order. You then can select FORM | CONTROL ORDER and use the "Move Up" button to put it in the correct place in the control order.
Using the "Move Up" button works pretty well if there are only a few controls, but if you want to add a control after the 156'th control on a form that has 400 controls, this can be cumbersome.
Here's an easy way to create a new control and put it where you want it in the control order:
The new control will be in the desired position in the control order and all the controls after it will be incremented by one.