VS: VS: Newbie: get hyperlink working?

Jan Schenkel janschenkel at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 10 05:24:01 EDT 2002

--- Esa_Kivelä <Esa.Kivela at ncrc.fi> wrote:
> [snip]
> Hmmm that button write that typed text fron text
> field into www-page (don't ask me users just want
> that).
> So if INSIDE text field is like httP://ncrc.fi so
> when button is pressen how it can write that
> "http://ncrc.fi" as link into www page not as text
> from text field? 
> EsaK

Hi Esa,

If I understand you correctly, you want a text field,
where users can type in all sorts of stuff, and then
select a chunk of text, and click a button "Make link"
to add a HREF style link.

In that case, try the following:
1) set the button's "autoHilite" off
2) set its script to:
  on mouseUp
    put the selectedChunk into tChunk
    if tChunk is not empty and (word 4 of tChunk >= \
    word 2 of tChunk) then # there is a selection
      put the value of tChunk into tLink
      # you could adapt tLink (eg: prepend "http://")
      set the textStyle of tChunk to "link"
      set the linkText of tChunk to tLink
    end if
  end mouseUp

If that wasn't what you wanted, I hope it helped
anyway, and you're always free to post another

Best regards,

Jan Schenkel.

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