content of ask file
scott at elementarysoftware.com
Sat Nov 11 21:59:49 EST 2006
I have implemented your method of checking the folder path. Thank
you. However, it seems a best available solution rather than a
completely reliable one.
For instance, if there is a folder path:
and I point my ask file at the first "September" folder
and I type in: September/earnings.txt as my file name
then a file earnings.txt will be created in the second
"September" folder. No data is lost and saving does take place but
it feel like I should be able to keep this from happening to my users
It seems that there should be a way to discover what the user
actually typed. (as I suspected I didn't have any luck with front
scripts catching rawKeyDown in this dialog) Would this be something
reasonable to BugZilla as a feature request?
I'm using Rev 2.6.1 on OSX 10.4.8
On Nov 11, 2006, at 5:09 PM, Ken Ray wrote:
> On 11/11/06 5:54 PM, "Scott Morrow" <scott at elementarysoftware.com>
>> After presenting the < ask file > dialog what would be the best way
>> to determine what the user typed?
>> If they enter a slash "/" as part of the file name then getting item
>> -1 of it won't work.
>> Perhaps my question should be:
>> How might I keep the user from entering a slash as part of the file
>> Or, how do other folks deal with this?
> Here's a way you can use:
> on mouseUp
> ask file "Enter a file path:"
> put it into tPath
> if tPath <> "" then
> if there is a folder (item 1 to -2 of pPath) then
> -- code if a good path
> answer "OK"
> -- code if a bad path
> answer "Bad path"
> end if
> end if
> end mouseUp
> Ken Ray
> Sons of Thunder Software, Inc.
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> Email: kray at sonsothunder.com
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