mouseDown/Up - no actions when not on buttons
J. Landman Gay
jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Tue Feb 8 23:08:53 EST 2005
On 2/8/05 4:54 PM, Silver, Jason wrote:
> case navUp
> -- Determine which text field the user is currently in
> put the short name of the selectedField into activeField
> if activeField = "User ID" then
> focus on field "Password"
> else -- The user must be in the password field
> focus on field "User ID"
> end if
> This works all well and good, except when pressing on an area that's not
> a button (in my stack, the purpleish area). The cursor then disappears
> from either the User ID or Password fields, and then when pressing Up or
> Down, the following error occurs (because the focus is not in a field):
> Type: Chunk: no target found
> Object: Login Screen
> Line: put the short name of the selectedField into activeField
That's because when you click on the card, no field is in focus. The
"selectedfield" will be empty, and you can't get the short name of empty.
Instead of trying to get the name for all cases, change the syntax to:
-- Determine which text field the user was in
if the selectedField contains "User ID" then -- change this
focus on field "Password"
else -- Currently in password field
focus on field "User ID"
By using "contains" instead of "equals", you can work with an empty
case. Since it is never used more than once, you can also eliminate the
line that puts the selectedfield into the variable; just compare it
I took a quick look at your script, and noticed you have an "exit"
statement as the last line of the handler. No need -- all messages
automatically stop at the end of the handler, unless they are expressly
passed. The buttonPress message will never go any farther.
You don't need "send to" in the button scripts -- all messages are
automatically sent to the card if the button itself doesn't handle them.
But even better, since you have elegantly named your buttons for the
messages they send (which is good,) you could put this same script in
all of them:
buttonPress (the short name of me)
And if you wanted to get really fancy, don't put any scripts in those
buttons at all. Leave them completely empty. Instead, use a single card
get the name of the target
if it contains "button"
then buttonPress (the short name of the target)
This last approach will work even if you add future buttons that aren't
supposed to use the "buttonpress" message. If you give those future
buttons their own "mouseup" handler, then the "mouseup" message they
catch will never reach the one that is living in the card.
Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
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