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Tab index when there are two columns

  1. I followed the instructions of another thread and I was able to create two columns out of my form, which is great, but I would like the tab index to work differently. Right now the tabbing goes straight down and instead I would like it to go across.

    Posted 9 years ago on Monday March 12, 2012 | Permalink
  2. Well, the fields are tabbing in the order you put them in the editor. If you're using the ready classes, it only floats the fields to create "faux" columns.

    You can re-order your fields in the form editor so the tabindex works the way you want or you can use JQuery to change the field tabindex attributes if you're not dealing with a large form. Not ideal I'm sure, but that's how it works.

    Posted 9 years ago on Monday March 12, 2012 | Permalink
  3. Kevin,

    Thanks for the quick response. Could you give me an example of how I would change the field tab index using JQuery?

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday March 13, 2012 | Permalink
  4. Something like this.. you would need to view the source, get the ID number of each input element, then redefine the tabindex using the jQuery .attr selector.

    $('#input_7_3').attr('tabindex', '3');
    $('#input_7_5').attr('tabindex', '4');

    Again, if it's a smaller form, then that's probably doable.. if it's a really large form then this could be cumbersome.

    reference: http://api.jquery.com/attr/

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday March 13, 2012 | Permalink
  5. That worked, thank you.

    Posted 9 years ago on Monday May 14, 2012 | Permalink
  6. David Peralty

    Glad to hear it.

    Posted 9 years ago on Monday May 14, 2012 | Permalink

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