Control Loses Focus

May 28, 2012


Still in an exploring mode. Could anyone help me in understanding this - Control Loses Focus better, in the Other Events section ?



11 Replies
Phil Mayor

Sorry dont know about tutorials.

An example I would use could be to perofrm a calculation.  e.g you have a series of numerical entry fields the user can tab through after the third you want a calculation performed, you can do this when the control loses focus.

Another use could be to validate the entry, when the control loses focus you execute some javascript to check the data entered is corect or to perform a calculation such as age from date of birth

Norma Miller

I am struggling to understand this concept of "control loses focus" under Other Events. 

I'm trying to let the learner jump to another slide after closing a lightbox slide with the X, without first having to return to the slide from which the lightbox was launched in order to click NEXT. It would be so simple if there were a way to jump to a certain slide upon closing the lightbox, but I don't see that as an option.

I thought a trigger using "control loses focus" might do the trick, but I get no choices for the Object except "unassigned" even if I have first selected a text box or a picture.

Can someone please post an example so I can see how this "event" is supposed to work? Or, is there a better way to accomplish what I'm trying to do?


Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro

Hi Norma,

By default, to the best of my knowledge, there's no way to jump to a different slide when using the "lightbox slide x."

There are a couple workarounds I've seen in the forums.

Here are a couple links...not sure if any of these will work for you

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