Subject Re: keyboard method
From Akshat Kapoor <>
Date Wed, 18 Mar 2020 20:12:23 +0530
Newsgroups dbase.getting-started

On 18.03.2020 19:09, Steven Ellis wrote:
> Used dBase IV a million years ago so trying to get back up to speed and working through the tutorial.  On dBase 2019.  Working to create the custom controls.  When I enter: onGotFocus = this.keyboard( "{Home}"), dBase does not recognize the keyboard (pretty much completely shuts the form down i.e. unable to even close the form).  Apologize if this has been asked but I did not see it with the keyboard keyword.

Good Evening Steven,
I have not used 2019 but till 12 the following code worked

function MDESCRIP_onGotFocus()
       this.keyboard( "{End}" )

If you are using it as a part of constructor code of the entryfield then
you would probably be required to use a different syntax

onGotFocus = {||this.keyboard( "{Home}")}

{||   } will indicate to dBase that it is executable code.

Apart from this there is a group specifically related to issues with

If this does not solve your problem then you can try posting the issue