Clearing Contents of Field

Peter M. Brigham, MD pmbrig at
Fri Dec 16 16:09:43 CST 2011

From the dictionary:

Not every property is included in the properties property. The following types of properties are excluded:

* Read-only properties

* The script property and custom properties

* Synonyms: Only one synonym for each property is included.

* Duplicates: Properties that are functionally duplicated by other properties are not included. For example, the rectangle property is included, but not the height, width, top, bottom, left, right, or location properties, because you can derive all of them from the object's rectangle.

* Properties other than object properties: Global properties, local properties, properties of a character or chunk in a field, and adjectives such as short that are implemented internally as properties are all excluded.

* Others: Some other properties are excluded.

I wonder about this last one. Is that just a generic disclaimer to allow for newer properties as they come out without committing to updating "the properties" property? Or are there some older ones that are missing? I started to go through the dictionary list of properties but didn't have the patience to track it down....

-- Peter

Peter M. Brigham
pmbrig at

On Dec 15, 2011, at 1:26 PM, Mark Wieder wrote:

> Jacque-
> Thursday, December 15, 2011, 11:58:37 AM, you wrote:
>> On 12/15/11 11:17 AM, Bob Sneidar wrote:
>>> Be advised that there are properties that still remain hidden using
>>> this function (or so it was back when I last used it).
>> I think the "hidden" ones are just those that are already available in
>> the others. For example, "top" is not included because it is part of
>> "rect". Or are there others?
> antialiased
> fillgradient
> strokegradient
> innershadow
> innerglow
> outerglow
> dropshadow
> coloroverlay
> Bug #8884.
> -- 
> -Mark Wieder
> mwieder at
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