The key presses get passed to a text field that I have on the page (even if it's out of focus at the time of the key press) by using
textfield.focus() within my keyPress function. This seems to pass the event along to the text field so that it registers the stroke and handles it as if the field was in focus at the time of the key press.
My problem lies in that I need to then grab the new value of the text field for use with another part of the script. It seems though that with the way I'm setting focus, it'll execute the rest of my keyPress function (with the outdated text field value) before the text field handles the event.
Is there a way to yield the event to this text field first?
Sorry, this was a long post, but I guess here's a short recap:
If I handle key presses via the body of the page, so that regardless of the text field's current state of focus it updates the text field accordingly, is there a way to have that happen first before the rest of my function that needs to use the new value of the text field?
Thanks in advance!