Dragging from list field

Mark Swindell mdswindell at charter.net
Mon Jan 31 21:40:22 EST 2005


You're right... but in the inspector the Locked Text check box can be 
unchecked, while the List Behavior check box is checked.  But  the 
field is in fact locked, and upon deselecting the field and reselecting 
it, the inspector shows Locked Text  again, as it should.
-Mark



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> Based on the Rev docs, it seems that in order to get list behavior, 
> the field must be locked.  So there is no such thing as an "unlocked 
> list" in Rev.
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> On Jan 29, 2005, at 9:36 PM, Mark Swindell wrote:
>
>> On Jan 29, 2005, at 5:22 PM, Scott Rossi wrote:
>>
>>> The above is exactly the reason why GetInLine was developed.  
>>> Execute the
>>> following in your message box:
>>>
>>>   go url "http://www.tactilemedia.com/download/getinline.rev"
>>
>>
>> Nice!   Thank you.   I'm not a good enough scripter to sculpt it to 
>> my needs, but it works beautifully for what it does.
>>
>> I wish Rev held such functionality in its own innards... seems like 
>> it should if apps are to follow standard Mac interface appearance and 
>> functionality.
>>
>> For some reason, I still can't get items in a list to drag and drop 
>> into another field, but unfortunately in my application the user 
>> needs the visual feedback your solution gives to know what is even 
>> happening.  Otherwise a Move>> button ala the old resource editor 
>> from Hypercard makes more sense, though it lacks the elegance and 
>> ease of use of most any other Mac app.  (I assume Windows does the 
>> same but I rarely have occasion to work on a Wintel machine.)
>>
>> My objective would be to be able to click/drag select noncontiguous 
>> items from a long list of words and simply drag them to another field 
>> next door.  Seems like it ought to work easily enough, but as I say, 
>> without the visual feedback of actually "carrying" the text, I'd be 
>> the only one who know it was even going to work.
>>
>> -Mark



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