XL2000: How to Set the Default Command Button on a UserForm

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Summary

On a UserForm, you can designate only one command button object as the default command button. Because only one command button can be the default, if you set the default property for any command button to True, the default properties for all other command buttons on the UserForm are automatically set to False.

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Behavior When the Default Property Is True

If you set the default property of a command button to True, the following events occur, depending on which control has focus when you press ENTER during run time.
   Control with focus             Event
 --------------------------------------------------------------------------

   CommandButton (default=False)  Click and KeyDown (KeyDown has higher
                                  precedence) events for this CommandButton
                                  occur. (The default CommandButton is NOT
                                  activated.)

   CommandButton (default=True)   Click, KeyDown, or KeyUp (KeyDown has
                                  highest precedence) events for this
                                  CommandButton occur.

   Any control other than a       The default CommandButton is given the
   CommandButton                  focus, and the Click or KeyUp (Click has
                                  higher precedence) events for this
                                  CommandButton occur.
				
NOTE: The KeyDown event occurs when you press a key while the UserForm or control on the UserForm has the focus. The KeyUp event occurs after any event (KeyDown) for a control is started by pressing a key.

If you want a specific control on the UserForm to have the focus when you display the UserForm, set the TabIndex property for the control to zero (0) or use the SetFocus method.

Setting the TabIndex Property

If you set the TabIndex property of a control to a value of zero (0), the control is given the focus when you display the UserForm. The TabIndex property specifies the position of the object in the tab order (the order in which the focus moves from one object to another when you press TAB or SHIFT+TAB).

Using the SetFocus Method

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For more information about the support options that are available and about how to contact Microsoft, visit the following Microsoft Web site:http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;EN-US;CNTACTMS If you do not want to change the tab order of the controls on the UserForm, use the SetFocus method to specify which object has focus when you display the UserForm. For example, if you want a combo box named ComboBox1 to have the focus when you display the UserForm, use the following sample code for the Initialize event of the UserForm:
Private Sub UserForm_Initialize()
    ComboBox1.SetFocus
End Sub
				
When you display the UserForm, the insertion point appears inside the combo box, regardless of the tab order on the UserForm.

References

For more information about default command buttons, in the Visual Basic Editor, click Microsoft Visual Basic Help on the Help menu, type default property in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topic.
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Article ID: 213743 - Last Review: October 25, 2013 - Revision: 1.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Excel 2000 Standard Edition
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