Set Cursor Position On Right Click Of TextBox
I want to make a textbox or RTB have the following property:
When the control is right clicked the position of the cursor changes to the position at which you clicked. (That is a similar behaviour to a left click.)
Any Idea how to do this? It is a feature not uncommon in edit controls.
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say a Master form have 10 multiple text control . I have used to move to next text control by pressing enter key. but now, i want to add one more feature to each text control.
say third text control has text = "Googld" and cursor is after char "d" if user press Right Arrow Key then focus will be moved to next textbox . If Cursor Position at left of character "G" and User Press Left Arrow Key , foucus will be move to previous textbox.
Isn't will be much fater for data entry operators ???
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It May seem Impossible, But Possibly We don't know the way how to reach there ????
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