New App Developed in LiveCode

Pete pete at
Fri Aug 19 14:10:29 EDT 2011

Nice, thanks Trevor.  I think there is one other boundary condition that
would occur if there is only one field control on the card and the other
controls are buttons of one sort or another, and that is if the user presses
the tab key in the field.  Even with traversalOn set to true for buttons,
they don't seem to be selected in those circumstances (this is on a Mac).  I
guess that could be handled by the tabKey message.
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On Fri, Aug 19, 2011 at 10:00 AM, Trevor DeVore
<lists at>wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 19, 2011 at 12:27 PM, Bob Sneidar <bobs at> wrote:
> > Now that you mention this, I ran into a similar *bug* or *absence of a
> > feature* where if a user types text into a field, and then clicks a
> button
> > without leaving the field, the field gets updated, but the closeField
> > message NEVER GETS SENT to that field. I think this is a grievous
> oversight,
> > as I trap closeField to do on the fly validations, and now I will have to
> > tell users of my app to tab out before clicking the button! That is not
> > going to work. I will probably have to send closeField explicitly to
> every
> > editable field when I go to save my record. Very dirty.
> Just call "focus on nothing" in the button code. On OS X buttons don't
> cause
> fields to lose focus which is the issue you are most likely seeing.
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> Trevor DeVore
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