Deleting lines in a scrolling list box?

Jan Schenkel janschenkel at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 28 12:08:56 CST 2006


--- Ken Ray <kray at sonsothunder.com> wrote:
> On 11/28/06 4:55 AM, "Scott Kane" <scott at cdroo.com>
> wrote:
> 
> > Hi Mark,
> > 
> >> No global variables needed and only one button
> with one mouseUp handler:
> >> 
> >> on mouseUp
> >>   if the hilitedLine of fld 1 is not empty then
> >>     delete line (the hilitedLine of fld 1) of fld
> 1
> >>   else
> >>     beep
> >>   end if
> >> end mouseUp
> >> 
> >> (Replace "fld 1" with a reference to your field).
> > 
> > Absolutely excellent!!  Thanks a heap.  I knew
> it'd be so simple I'd kick
> > myself *again*. <g>    I might actually get the
> hang of it soon.  ;-)
> 
> Note - make sure the 'multipleHilites' for the field
> is FALSE (meaning the
> user can only select one line in the list), otherwse
> the script above will
> fail. For a more "universal" script, that works with
> both single and
> multiple selections, try this:
> 
>  on mouseUp
>   if the hilitedLines of fld 1 is not empty then
>     put the hilitedLines of fld 1 into tHLines
>     put the number of items of tHLines into tNum
>     repeat with x = tNum down to 1
>       delete line (item x of tHLines) of fld 1
>     end repeat
>    else
>      beep
>    end if
>  end mouseUp
> 
> Have fun!
> 
> Ken Ray
> 

Actually, Ken, the hilitedLines are not necessarily in
the right order - I've used this trick to simulate the
behaviour of drag-selecting lines and putting the
focus on the line that the cursor is over (on Windows
you get a black rectangle around the 'active' line).
So it is slightly safer to:
##
on mouseUp
  put the hilitedLines of fld 1 into tLines
  if tLines is not empty then
    sort the items in tLines numeric descending
    repeat for each item tLine in tLines
      delete line tLine of fld 1
    end repeat
  else
    beep
  end if
end mouseUp
##

Hope this helped,

Jan Schenkel.

Quartam Reports for Revolution
<http://www.quartam.com>

=====
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