I hate mousedown

Thomas McGrath III 3mcgrath at adelphia.net
Thu Apr 28 14:36:43 EDT 2005


Jonathan,

I did not understand this because I am not dragging anything. Are you 
saying that drag messages will be sent even if I am not dragging 
something?

If so than I say HHMMM - didn't know that one....

Thanks

Tom

On Apr 27, 2005, at 3:58 PM, Lynch, Jonathan wrote:

>> SO if I press the mouseDown I want to move from
>> btn to btn and see a label for that btn and do some other things.
>
> I believe you can accomplish this with setting the dragdata on 
> mousedown, and using dragenter after that:
>
> On MouseDown
>   Set the dragdata to "Yo Mama"
> End mousedown
>
> In the group, card, or stack script:
>
> On DragEnter
>   If the dragdata = "Yo Mama" then
>     Set the label of the target to "Greetings"
>   End if
> End dragenter
>
> I will play with this approach in a stack, and see if it works. A 
> dragenter message is only sent of the dragdata is not empty.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com 
> [mailto:use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com] On Behalf Of Thomas 
> McGrath III
> Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2005 3:48 PM
> To: How to use Revolution
> Subject: Re: I hate mousedown
>
> Jonathan,
>
> I have a palette of 18 buttons that I want to act upon once a mouse
> down has been pressed. SO if I press the mouseDown I want to move from
> btn to btn and see a label for that btn and do some other things. But
> any messages are sent back to the original control that received the
> mouseDown including the mouseUp, mousewithin, mouseenter, mouseleave,
> mousestilldown etc. Even the mousemove gets sent.
>
> I had to use a mouseDown with a call to another message and do a 'send
> in'. Then I had to do a 'if the mouse is up' and a 'if the mouse is
> down' in order to do what I need. But now it only works sporadically.
>
> I just need a Down message that works when the mouse is down and KNOWS
> what btn it is over.
>
> I used this script from Eric:
> on mouseDown
>    global theKeys, thecheck
>    if the short name of the target is among the lines of theKeys then 
> --
>   if "button" is in the target then
>      CheckOtherButtons -- Æ
>    end if
> end mouseDown
> ---------------------------------------
> on CheckOtherButtons
>    global theKeys, thecheck
>    if the mouse is up then
>      set the hilite of btn thecheck to false
>      revspeak "mouse up" && thecheck
>      put "" into thecheck
>      exit CheckOtherButtons
>    end if
>    if thecheck is not empty then
>      set the hilite of btn thecheck to false
>    end if
>    repeat for each line i in theKeys --with i = 1 to the number of btns
>      if the mouseLoc is within the rect of btn  i  then
>        set the hilite of btn i to true
>        put i into thecheck
>        cPreviewKey i
>      end if
>    end repeat
>    send "CheckOtherButtons" to me in 5 milliseconds -- 50
> end CheckOtherButtons
>
> On Apr 27, 2005, at 2:55 PM, Lynch, Jonathan wrote:
>
>> Is there a particular situation where it is not working?
>
> Thomas J. McGrath III
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> Pittsburgh, PA 15234
> 412-885-8541
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Thomas J. McGrath III
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