selectedText from a palette?

MisterX b.xavier at
Thu Sep 9 11:56:13 EDT 2004

the flashing I dont experience on windows. I use the
mousedown message to avoid the flash but I pass the mousedown.

I also put in a lock screen just to make sure it's overkill. You
never know ;)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: use-revolution-bounces at
> [mailto:use-revolution-bounces at]On Behalf Of
> depstein at
> Sent: Thursday, September 09, 2004 17:13
> To: use-revolution at
> Subject: Re: selectedText from a palette?
> Rich Layne wrote:
> > I trying to make an application that has most of it’s functionality on
> > a palette-- a bunch of different buttons that will do different stuff
> > to the main data stack. Most things work, but handlers that involve the
> > “selectedText” don’t seem to make it to the main stack, (which is the
> > topStack.)
> My experience using Metacard 2.5 is that when you click on a palette
> the selection in the topStack is lost, so the selectedText is empty.
> I use these handlers in my palette's script as a way of recording and
> restoring the selection:
> on mouseEnter
>   global chunkStore
>   get the selectedChunk
>   if it is empty then put empty into chunkStore else put it && "of"
> && word -2 to -1 of the long id of the selectedField into chunkStore
> end mouseEnter
> on mouseDown
>   global chunkStore
>   if chunkStore is not empty then do "select" && chunkStore
> end mouseDown
> So on mouseUp, the selection is where you want it and references to
> it should work properly.
> There is a slight flashing associated with the selection being lost
> and restored, so I'd be interested to hear other methods.
> David Epstein
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