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New Developer
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎01-13-2009
My Device: BlackBerry 8900
Accepted Solution

Move focus horizontally in date field

Hi Everyone,


In date field the focus moves by vertical trackball movement by default. I am trying to do it by horizontal also using  STATUS_MOVE_FOCUS_HORIZONTALLY when initializing datefield. It does not work.


I have tried overriding  navigationMovement of datefield, that does not help either as I cannot track the horizontal movement within that function.


It does work if I override navigationMovement of screen, but I can't find a way to move focus within date field when this happens.


Any help or suggestion on this would be greatly appreciated.

Posts: 17,026
Registered: ‎07-29-2008
My Device: Z10 LE, Z30, Passport
My Carrier: O2 Germany

Re: Move focus horizontally in date field

You won't be able to do this. The DateField has a method getSubField but no setSubField, it is all handled internally.
If you really need it i would suggest that you re-implement it with the functionality you need, should not be too hard, needs some dilligence though.
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New Developer
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎01-13-2009
My Device: BlackBerry 8900

Re: Move focus horizontally in date field

Hi Simon,


Thanks, reimplementing the functionality was my last resort.