wdesigns at austin.rr.com
Wed Dec 22 22:52:56 CST 2004
If 105 = the keysdown then go to card "instruction" of stack
On Dec 22, 2004, at 9:00 PM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
> Alex Tweedly wrote:
>> Richard Gaskin wrote:
>>> Paul Salyers wrote:
>>>> I need to know how to do a keypressed function:
>>>> press the "I" and it will goto the Information card
>>>> Case Asc("I"), Asc("i")
>>>> Open instruction card
>>>> End case
>>>> This is an VB example and I have the painful job of converting
>>>> without much help in doc
>>> There must be something in those 3,000 pages for ya' -- let's see
>>> what we can find:
>>> ...launching Rev, clicking Documentation....
>>> ...flipped the option control to "Search for:", enter "key
>>> - blamo!: found the keyDown and keyUp messages.
>>> Check those out and you should have what you need.
>> I'm sure it's in there - and I'm even sure Paul tried to look .....
> I didn't mean to imply he hadn't. But while I don't know what path he
> had tried, I do know what I would try if I were there in his office
> working for him, which is what I wrote.
> Fortunately, the phrasing he used turns up great results. But as you
> found, varations can be less useful:
>> don't assume it's as easy as it might seem with the benefit of
>> knowledge/hindsight/intuition that makes you pick the right phrase.
>> Here's what I did ....
>> ... launching Rev,. click Documentation...
>> ... flip option to Search ...., enter "keypress"
>> wait for approx 2 minutes while it spins that stupid little cursor
>> get about 10 entries .... none of which is keyDown or keyUp
> 2 minutes? What speed?
> Searching through thousands of tiny text files will never be as fast
> as working with the native object model as was done in earlier
> versions, and if it takes two minutes I'd agree it passes a threshold
> of usefulness.
>> (though the 7th entry would (if I hadn't given up by then) have
>> referred me to keyDown in the "See also ..." list.)
> You're right: I had searched only for the term Paul used, "key
> Trying another avenue, switching to the "Topics" mode I see many
> things but none called something like "Working with text". Searching
> for "keyboard event" also yields zero entries. So does searching for
> "key event".
> Ironically, the best search turns out to be the exact one the poster
> was looking for, but variations on that are fruitless.
> Rather than risk another long thread about the docs, I'll follow my
> own advice and explore recommendations for improving searching to the
> RevDocs group at <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RevDocs/>.
> But I do agree that there's much room for improvement. Hopefully the
> recommendations from the RevDocs group will help.
> Good catch. Thanks.
> Richard Gaskin
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