the clickCharChunk: space is not a char?

Ken Ray kray at sonsothunder.com
Wed Apr 9 22:49:01 CDT 2003


Erik, are you trying to know exactly where the user clicked (I mean "in
the left margin next to line 3 of the field"), or just whether the user
clicked on text or not?

Ken Ray
Sons of Thunder Software
Email: kray at sonsothunder.com
Web Site: http://www.sonsothunder.com/ 

> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:use-revolution-admin at lists.runrev.com] On Behalf Of 
> erik hansen
> Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2003 7:47 PM
> To: use-revolution at lists.runrev.com
> Subject: RE: the clickCharChunk: space is not a char?
> 
> 
> 
> --- Ken Ray <kray at sonsothunder.com> wrote:
> > I don't understand; I create a simple field,
> > put "Now is the time" into
> > the field ,lock it, and set the script of the
> > field to:
> > 
> > on mouseUp
> >   put the clickCharChunk
> > end mouseUp
> > 
> > When I click between "Now" and "is" in the
> > white space, I get:
> > 
> >   char 4 to 4 of field 1
> > 
> > What do you get?
> 
> same thing now.
> i was clicking in left and right margins.
> with one chord lines of about 15 chars, this
> problem became apparent. what joy!
> 
> so the new question is, how does one trap for
> clicks too far left or right? (sounds like a list
> flameout issue). that is, beyond the scope of the
> clickChunk or the clickCharChunk. 
> 
> probably something to do with the clickloc.
> click at your leftest and rightest chars, store
> the values, make the comparison.
> 
> up and down is another story, especially with a
> scrolling field. that will be a lot of
> calculating and comparing, but it must be done
> because a user who wants to Paste between two
> lines will probably click at the vast white
> expanse on the right.
> 
> maybe just pad with lots of spaces after the end
> of the line.
> 
> does anyone have any war stories about editors.
> 
> =====
> erik at erikhansen.org    http://www.erikhansen.org
> 
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