I cannot paste in any field in an app (consisting of up to 7 stacks)
devin_asay at byu.edu
Tue Sep 30 10:01:02 CDT 2008
On Sep 30, 2008, at 7:33 AM, Ben Rubinstein wrote:
> Neal Campbell wrote:
>> Are you using PC or OS X? I had a similar situation on the PC version
>> this weekend and never figured out what it was. Moved over to OS X
>> the project.
>> On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 3:48 AM, runrev at animabit.de <runrev at animabit.de
>> > wrote:
>>> I have an application with up to 7 stacks where I cannot paste in
>>> the fields. What did I do to "set this feature" - I do not find
>>> the clue. Any idea?
> This may not be it - you don't say whether you can do other typing
> in the
> fields - but I've been utterly stumped in the past by fields that I
> can only
> edit using the property inspector (or otherwise programmatically).
> I finally
> tracked it down to the autoHilite property - this is presented on
> the first
> tab of the property inspector for fields, and the documentation on
> it is very
> clear, so I don't really have an excuse - but the behaviour has
> nothing to do
> with the name, so it's nonetheless very confusing.
> The effect of autoHilite on a button is exactly what you'd expect.
> The effect
> on a field is that if this property is false, you/the user can't
> select the
> text or set the insertion point - and hence can't type or paste into
> field. (Depending on the 'focusable' property - you may still be
> able to tab
> into the field.)
> This may have nothing to do with your problem, but it's worth
Along these lines, if you want your field to be editable, the
following three properties should be set to true. Each of them
represents a different reason why you might not be able to type in a
the lockText - obvious
the traversalOn - (controlled by the Focusable checkbox) if false,
prevents you from focusing on the field with mouse or tab key
the autoHilite - if false, prevents user from clicking to select text
or an input cursor. I believe you can still tab to the field however.
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