Why no closeField messages sent?
J. Landman Gay
jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Thu Jan 13 11:59:28 CST 2005
On 1/13/05 7:41 AM, Michael D Mays wrote:
> I see that now.:) RTM, right?
> I was thrown off by the use of "focus"
> Sent to a field when the focus is being removed from that field and the
> field's content has changed.
> and the focus command. In my mind the user selects and types; the
> programer shifts focus. In fact the focus does change when the user
> selects a field. But also the focus can change without any user
> In fact a put into the fld can stifle the closeField message. Make a
> card with two flds. In fld 1
> on keyDown theKey
> if theKey is "r" then
> put " rule " after fld 1
> exit keyDown
> pass keyDown
> end if
> end keyDown
> In the card's script trap the closeField message
> on closeField
> end closeField
> Now type 'dogsr<tab>' (where <tab> is the tab key).
> No beep even though the user has clicked and typed in the field.
> But you can type 'dogsrtheworld<tab>' and get a closeField to fire off.
> I understand the compatibility problems with HyperCard and now in turn
> Revolution, but shouldn't there be a fieldTouched and/or fieldDirtied
The keydown message doesn't catch most of the control keys or other
non-alphanumeric keypresses. If you want to catch those, use rawKeyDown
instead. Or, for this particular instance, you could just use a tabKey
handler to catch the tab. (Note that Macs don't send any keypress info
if you depress the Cmd key without a second key modifier. The same is
true for some others; option and shift, I think.)
The reason it works with 'dogsr<tab>' is because the string contains
non-tab characters that do get caught by a keydown handler.
Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
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