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FIX: The Tab order does not work as you expect when an MFC dialog box contains an ActiveX control in Visual Studio .NET 2003

Assume the following scenario: You use Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 to create an application that displays an Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC) dialog box that contains an ActiveX control. When the MFC dialog box also contains child windows that contain controls, the tab order may not work as expected. When you try to use the TAB key to move to any one of the child windows, the child windows are skipped over.

For example, this problem occurs when you have an MFC dialog box that contains the following:
  • A Masked Edit ActiveX control
  • A Tab control that contains the following:
    • A Masked Edit ActiveX control
    • A Button control
  • A Button control
When you use the TAB key to move past the first Masked Edit control in this scenario, focus goes to the last Button control. Focus then skips over the child controls that are contained in the Tab control.

Note This problem does not occur in Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0.
A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Only apply it to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next Visual Studio .NET 2003 service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.


No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name   --------------------------------------------------------------   17-Jul-2003  23:22                     56,223  Afx.h   21-Aug-2004  07:21                     14,546  Atl.lib   21-Aug-2004  07:21  7.10.4234.0        89,088  Atl71.dll           18-Nov-2003  05:55                     17,677  Atlcomtime.inl   22-Jan-2004  20:05                     13,014  Atlevent.h   04-May-2004  19:11                     76,374  Atlhost.h   21-Aug-2004  07:20                  1,199,632  Atls.lib   21-Aug-2004  07:20                  1,240,236  Atlsd.lib   29-Aug-2003  23:16                     10,647  Atltime.h   29-Aug-2003  23:18                     14,773  Atltime.inl   03-Aug-2004  20:55                    118,402  Dbcore.cpp   21-Aug-2004  08:26                    319,746  Eafxis.lib   21-Aug-2004  08:26                    310,128  Eafxisd.lib   11-Sep-2003  21:30                      9,121  Filest.cpp   21-Aug-2004  09:29  7.10.4234.0     1,060,864  Mfc71.dll           21-Aug-2004  08:32                  2,580,010  Mfc71.lib   21-Aug-2004  08:43  7.10.4234.0        40,960  Mfc71chs.dll        21-Aug-2004  08:43  7.10.4234.0        45,056  Mfc71cht.dll        21-Aug-2004  08:30  7.10.4234.0     2,183,168  Mfc71d.dll          21-Aug-2004  08:31                  3,361,062  Mfc71d.lib   21-Aug-2004  08:43  7.10.4234.0        65,536  Mfc71deu.dll        21-Aug-2004  08:43  7.10.4234.0        57,344  Mfc71enu.dll        21-Aug-2004  08:43  7.10.4234.0        61,440  Mfc71esp.dll        21-Aug-2004  08:43  7.10.4234.0        61,440  Mfc71fra.dll        21-Aug-2004  08:43  7.10.4234.0        61,440  Mfc71ita.dll        21-Aug-2004  08:43  7.10.4234.0        49,152  Mfc71jpn.dll        21-Aug-2004  08:43  7.10.4234.0        49,152  Mfc71kor.dll        21-Aug-2004  09:20  7.10.4234.0     1,048,576  Mfc71u.dll          21-Aug-2004  08:36                  3,348,140  Mfc71u.lib   21-Aug-2004  08:33  7.10.4234.0     2,178,560  Mfc71ud.dll         21-Aug-2004  08:34                  4,287,960  Mfc71ud.lib   21-Aug-2004  08:54                    555,888  Mfcs71.lib   21-Aug-2004  08:31                    582,136  Mfcs71d.lib   21-Aug-2004  08:55                    490,054  Mfcs71u.lib   21-Aug-2004  08:34                    507,600  Mfcs71ud.lib   21-Aug-2004  08:26                 16,915,100  Nafxcw.lib   21-Aug-2004  08:25                 17,042,070  Nafxcwd.lib   21-Aug-2004  08:26                    129,138  Nafxis.lib   21-Aug-2004  08:26                    132,454  Nafxisd.lib   17-Jul-2003  23:19                      6,073  Objcore.cpp   18-Jul-2003  00:21                     24,323  Occcont.cpp   16-Jul-2004  22:34                     20,901  Occdlg.cpp   05-Aug-2004  23:07                     39,089  Oledlgs1.cpp   20-Jan-2004  21:31                     16,801  Olefact.cpp   25-Mar-2004  07:32                     40,431  Olepset.cpp   05-May-2004  16:48                     14,141  Olestrm.cpp   14-Jul-2004  20:47                     34,214  Statreg.h   21-Aug-2004  08:29                 17,213,692  Uafxcw.lib   21-Aug-2004  08:28                 17,434,084  Uafxcwd.lib   24-Aug-2004  06:42                    101,376  Vc_user_atl71_rtl_x86_---.msm   24-Aug-2004  06:42                    100,864  Vc_user_mfc71_loc_rtl_x86_---.msm   24-Aug-2004  06:42                    921,088  Vc_user_mfc71_rtl_x86_---.msm   17-Aug-2004  21:01                     65,514  Winfrm.cpp   23-Jul-2004  21:37                     19,455  Winocc.cpp   26-Aug-2004  00:11                    106,496  Atl71.dll
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
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Article ID: 884879 - Last Review: 05/15/2006 03:40:16 - Revision: 2.1

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