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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-8095929

[Accessibility] implement a set focus action

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    • Bug
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • P4
    • 8u40
    • 8u40
    • javafx
    • None

    Description

      Currently JavaFX provides the ability for the AT to get the focus node:
      FOCUS_NODE returns Scene#focusOwner()
      FOCUS_ITEM, optionallly gives a view the change to specify a focus item. For example, a TableView will returned the TableCell representing the focused table item.

      But the ScreenReader also need the ability to set it.
      See IRawElementProviderFragment::SetFocus (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ee671329(v=vs.85).aspx)
      In VoiceOver see VO+Cmd+F4 - https://www.apple.com/voiceover/info/guide/_1131.html
      It comes in accessibilitySetValue(TRUE, NSAccessibilityFocusedAttribute)

      One option it to add
      AccessibleAction.REQUEST_FOCUS mapping to Node#requestFocus()
      Possibly we will also need
      AccessibleAttribute.FOCUS_TRAVERSABLE mapping to Node#focusTraversable()
      to know when REQUEST_FOCUS can be used.

      The open question is what REQUEST_FOCUS means for a 'focus item' ?
      In other words, REQUEST_FOCUS sets FOCUS_NODE but can it also be used to set FOCUS_ITEM ?

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            fheidric Felipe Heidrich (Inactive)
            fheidric Felipe Heidrich (Inactive)
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