AW: How to hilite a checkbox with send mouseup?

Tiemo Hollmann TB toolbook at kestner.de
Tue Feb 15 11:24:22 EST 2011


Hi Jim,
thanks for your coaching. I wasn' t aware that sending the mousup message
wouldn't trigger the needed event.
So I was correct that I have to script both the message and the event.
Thank you
Tiemo

> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com [mailto:use-livecode-
> bounces at lists.runrev.com] Im Auftrag von Jim Ault
> Gesendet: Dienstag, 15. Februar 2011 17:02
> An: How to use LiveCode
> Betreff: Re: How to hilite a checkbox with send mouseup?
> 
> 
> 
> On Feb 15, 2011, at 7:07 AM, Tiemo Hollmann TB wrote:
> 
> > Hello,
> >
> > when sending:  send "mouseup" to btn "test" the button gets the
> > mouseUp
> > command, but doesn't hilite, though it's property Autohilite is true.
> >
> > Do I really have to set additionally the hilite of that button by
> > script?
> >
> > I also have "pass mouseUp" in the buttons mouseUp handler and I am
> > getting
> > "exit" as the result in the message box
> >
> > What am I missing? Why do I get "exit" in the message box?
> >
> mouseUp is a LCode message, not an event.
> 
> just as 'mouseUpIwantToTrap' is a message you could send to an object,
> or a stack script, or a back script, etc.
> 
> Clicking on a checkbox will both send the message and perform the event.
>     set the hilite of btn "chkboxStatus" to true
> 
> Sending the 'mouseUp' message will work just fine even if the check
> box is hidden, on a different card, or on a card in a different
> stack.  The same goes for setting the hilite.
> 
> send "mouseUp" to btn id 1022 of card id 1446 of stack "Survey
> Questions"
> 
> set the hilite of btn "chkboxStatus" of card id 1446 of stack "Survey
> Questions" to true
> 
> 
> Hope this helps
> -----------------
> Why not step through your code and see what happens in the flow of the
> script?
> It sounds like 'pass mouseUp' is triggering the 'exit' string.
> 
> Hope this helps
> 
> Jim Ault
> Las Vegas
> 
> 
> 
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