Workaround For No selectionChanged Message?
scott at tactilemedia.com
Wed Oct 13 03:35:18 CDT 2010
Recently, I wrote:
> I have recently begun to struggle again with a simple text editor project
> and it seems when the contents of a field are selected via script (select
> text of fld 1), no selectionChanged message is sent.
On a related note, how do folks handle maintaining text selections?
I currently have text formatting controls in a palette, separate from a
mainstack that contains the text to be edited. When clicking on the
palette, the text selection is lost in the mainstack, so I add backColor to
the selected text while the palette has focus; when focus is shifted back to
the mainstack, the backColor is removed and the previously unselected text
is reselected (!).
The issue here is the appearances do not match: text selected by LiveCode
has a different appearance than text with a backColor applied. The only way
I can see around this is to always use the backColor selection and never
allow "true" selection of text. What a pain. There's got to be an easier
Is there one?
Thanks & Regards,
Tactile Media, UX Design
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