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TabNamesFrontMost ( )

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Daniel A. Shockley, Hotel Trades Council
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Gets a return-delimited list of the object names of the frontmost (nested) tabs. Does not include sub-tabs whose parent is not ALSO frontmost. No recursion.

Sample Input:
TabNamesFrontMost ( )
Sample Output:
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Description:

Gets a return-delimited list of the object names of the frontmost (nested) tabs. Does not include sub-tabs whose parent is not ALSO frontmost. No recursion. Inspired by Todd Geist's similar function, but this only returns tabs whose parent is ALSO frontmost. Avoids recursion by building a calculation string that is then evaluated. To see how it works, remove the Evaluate near the end and look at the 'mainCode' variable.

Note: these functions are not guaranteed or supported by BrianDunning.com. Please contact the individual developer with any questions or problems.

This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it

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Is this for sticky tabs? i.e. return to a layout to find the tabs in the same place you left them (Without going to a new window then closing it).

Phil, Gold Coast, Qld
June 19, 2014 2:35am

Absolutely. You can have a script that loops over the values stored from this, going to each in turn.

Dan Shockley, New York
June 19, 2014 6:18pm

Nicely done. Simple, non-recursive.

Bruce Robertson, Redmond WA
June 21, 2014 4:04pm

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