Selecting text across multiple fields

Thomas McGrath III 3mcgrath at adelphia.net
Fri Dec 9 14:13:52 EST 2005


Jonathan,

There is a request for some version of mouseDown to pass along its  
message to the target it is over instead of hogging it all. Don't  
waste your time with any of the mouse messages except mouseMove or  
the way I do it:

On mouseDown
myMouseDown
end mouseDown

on myMouseDown
-- check if mouse is down and check over what
--act upon that
-- check f mouse is up and check over what
-- act upon that
send myMouseDown to me in 50 milliseconds
end myMouseDown

I really hope they give us a fix or alternative for this. I thought a  
penDown would be better since it won't break mouseDown and would more  
closely match how this is supposed to work in on a PDA (with a pen).

Vote for this enhancement.

Tom

On Dec 9, 2005, at 1:17 PM, Lynch, Jonathan wrote:

> I see also that I have to use mouse(3) to start the selection. An open
> field just will not receive a mousedown message from mouse(1) - even
> selectionchanged does not work for this, because it is sent when the
> mouse is released, not when the mouse is pressed.
>
> Torment.
>
> Thanks Ken.
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com] On Behalf Of Ken Ray
> Sent: Friday, December 09, 2005 12:55 PM
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> Subject: Re: Selecting text across multiple fields
>
> On 12/9/05 10:22 AM, "Lynch, Jonathan" <bnz2 at cdc.gov> wrote:
>
>> I am trying to figure out how to select text with the mouse across
>> multiple fields.
>>
>> The problem is that with the mousebutton down, messages only get sent
> to
>> the starting field, not other fields that you move the mouse over.
>>
>> Does anyone have suggestions on how to overcome that?
>
> You need to a use mouseMove and then check to see if the mouseLoc is
> within
> the rect of a specific field or object. You can't use the mouseControl
> either for the same reason you mentioned. If you have a lot of  
> objects,
> you'll need to loop over them. Not pretty, but it works if you don't
> have a
> large number of objects.
>
>
> Ken Ray
> Sons of Thunder Software
> Web site: http://www.sonsothunder.com/
> Email: kray at sonsothunder.com
>
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