How to insert text at cursor position?

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Tue Apr 27 14:49:02 CDT 2010


Claus Dreischer wrote:
> The problem was here was indeed the hilite.
> Putting
> 	put "hello world" into the selection
> or
> 	put "hello world" after the selection
> in a button works.
> 
> Putting one of the above into a popup button doen't work.
> 
> So, is there a way to somehow "store" the selection before it get lost?
> Can i insert text into a field from a popup button?

You have a couple of choices. The easiest is to just turn off 
auto-hilite and substitute your own handlers. On mousedown, hilite the 
button, on mouseUp and mouseRelease, unhilite it.

The second way is to use a local script variable to store the 
selectedchunk. When the button is released, reselect the stored chunk:

local sStoredChunk

on mouseDown
  put the selectedchunk into sStoredChunk
end mouseDown

on mouseUp
  select sStoredChunk
end mouseUp

on mouseRelease
  select sStoredChunk
end mouseRelease

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Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software           |     http://www.hyperactivesw.com



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