OpenField Message

Ken Ray kray at
Wed Dec 5 15:52:01 EST 2001


I'm pretty sure it's possible to not have an object take the focus when a
card opens. Just make sure the traversalOn property of all objects on the
card is false. I do this especially when the first object on a card is a
list field, and I don't want the first item in the list field highlighted
(which will happen if the traversalOn is true).

Ken Ray
Sons of Thunder Software
Email: kray at
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Geoff Canyon" <gcanyon at>
To: <use-revolution at>
Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2001 10:37 AM
Subject: Re: OpenField Message

> At 10:05 PM +1100 12/5/01, Matt Denton wrote:
> >Not sure why an OpenField message is being sent every time a card is
opened, is that normal behavior?
> >
> >Try this: create a new stack, add two cards, add a field to one of the
cards and put:
> >
> >on openField
> > beep
> >end openField
> >
> >and type 'go next cd' and return a few times in the msg box. A beep!
> >Is this something to do with Traversal On?  The field isn't opened but
the message is being sent.  Checked through the documentation but could find
> >
> >Any help -- logic and reason behind this -- would be of help.
> If I remember correctly, the first field gets focus when you go to a card,
because on non-mac platforms, it's a requirement that if anything _can_ have
the focus, one of those things must has the focus at all times. One way
around this is to have another field outside the bounds of the window, at a
lower(?) layer than any other field, so that it receives the focus.
> regards,
> gc
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