Requesting focus for a Text Area

On some of the windows in our current system, I force the focus to a particular control when the window opens by using the following code in the window’s internalFrameActivated event:def requestFocus(event=event): import system system.gui.getParentWindow(event).getComponentForPath('Root Container.controlName').requestFocusInWindow() system.util.invokeLater(requestFocus)This works well in every case except when I try to request the focus for a Text Area - this doesn’t seem to accept the focus.

The difference is probably that the text area is actually a scroll pane that holds a text area. Try this:

def requestFocus(event=event): import system textArea = system.gui.getParentWindow(event).getComponentForPath('Root Container.controlName') textArea.viewport.view.requestFocusInWindow() system.util.invokeLater(requestFocus)

Thanks Carl, that works perfectly.