referring to object names stored in variables

dunbarx at dunbarx at
Sun Aug 14 17:55:29 EDT 2011

The listBehavior makes no difference in my tests. I just never knew that the selectedLine was set upon clicking into a locked field.

This might be a disadvantage if you want to work when there is NO selectedLine. You get one anyway.That is what the clickLine is for. Thanks a lot.


-----Original Message-----
From: J. Landman Gay <jacque at>
To: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at>
Sent: Sun, Aug 14, 2011 1:41 pm
Subject: Re: referring to object names stored in variables

On 8/14/11 4:08 PM, Colin Holgate wrote:

> I'm glad you saw the same behavior I saw, and don't have a special
> version of liveCode like Jacque.

I see. My "special version" was 4.6.2, since I had a lot of other work 
open in 4.6.3 when I tested. Apparently something changed. In 4.6.2 I 
get "no target found" when I run your script, which forced me to set the 

In 4.6.3, it does behave as you say. I think I prefer 4.6.2 because it 
requires you to set up the field in a way that produces the expected 
behavior. Or else 4.6.x should fix it so all references produce the 
expected result.

Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at
HyperActive Software           |

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