previousAdded by IBM on October 10, 2012 | Version 1 (Original)
|Identifies the item to receive focus when a user tabs backwards from the current item by pressing Shift + Tab.
If the current item has a previous option, the item indicated in that option is next in the reverse tab order. If the current item has no previous option, the previous item in the build order that can receive the input focus is next in the reverse tab order.
Table 1. previous parameters
|item reference||string||identifies the item to receive focus next|
Available in button, check, checkgroup, combobox, field, list, pane, popup, radio, radiogroup, richtext, slider, table
Example This sample points to the item date_field. When users tab back from the current item, the item identified as date_field will receive focus.
- The first page defined in the form is always the first page displayed. The default tabbing order depends on the order in which page and item definitions occur within the form definition. The sequence is as follows:
When tabbing back past the first item on the page, the last modifiable item in the page's toolbar receives focus. If there is no toolbar, focus returns to the last item defined in the page.
- First item to receive focus: first modifiable item defined for the body of the first page
- Subsequent items to receive focus: each modifiable item on the page in the reverse order in which they are defined