position fr a click in an editable field

Jan Schenkel janschenkel at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 1 04:25:29 CDT 2004

--- thierry <douez at wanadoo.fr> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Is there a trick to be able to find the current
> position in a line within a
> text in an editable field when we click on a space ?
> i've tried all the **click() functions and
> properties, but could not
> get the information.
> i've wrote a little handler which calculated the
> position ( column number )
> by using clickH() and a quick ratio with the size of
> the police... it works
> but only for non-proportionnal fonts.
> Any help would be very much appreciated...
> Regards, thierry

Hi Thierry,

Perhaps you can do something with the 'selectedChunk'?
If no text is selected, and the cursor is between
chars 6 and 7, then the selectedChunk will be "char 7
to 6 of field x"

Hope this helped,

Jan Schenkel.

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