Focusable vs. Locked Text
Jeanne A. E. DeVoto
revolution at jaedworks.com
Sat Oct 1 11:59:33 CDT 2005
At 7:58 AM -0400 9/30/2005, AbilityForms at aol.com wrote:
>Is there a difference between focusable and locked text in the basic
>properties of a field? If so what is that difference?
Focusable (the traversalOn property) means you can select in a field.
Locked text (the lockText property) means the user can change the
In practice, there are three useful combinations:
1. traversalOn false, lockText true: a "locked-down" field. Use for
labels, fixed information, etc.
2. traversalOn true, lockText false: an "open" field. Use for any
field that the user has to enter text in.
3. traversalOn true, lockText true: a "selectable" field: text can be
selected and copied but can't be changed. Use for a field that you
don't want the user to change, but that they might want to copy text
I've never discovered a use for the fourth combination: traversalOn
false, lockText false.
jeanne a. e. devoto ~ revolution at jaedworks.com
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