Combobox

Pete pete at mollysrevenge.com
Thu Jun 30 20:55:38 CDT 2011


Nice, I'm thinking of doing that myself, except I will probably use an
option menu rather than a list field - much more familiar user interface
using that way (or yours) than the combobox.

Pete
Molly's Revenge <http://www.mollysrevenge.com>




On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 5:04 PM, Slava Paperno <slava at lexiconbridge.com>wrote:

> Pete,
>
> I gave up on comboboxes for a different reason--they don't have the
> unicodeText property, being half-buttons, half fields. I ended up emulating
> a combobox by putting two fields on the card--a one-line text input field,
> and below it, a list field. The list field is locked and initially hidden.
> When the user clicks in the input field, the list field is shown; when the
> user presses Enter in the input field, the list field is hidden again.
>
> Slava
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com [mailto:use-livecode-
> > bounces at lists.runrev.com] On Behalf Of Pete
> > Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2011 6:58 PM
> > To: How to use LiveCode
> > Subject: Re: Combobox
> >
> > Another quirk I just discovered with comboboxes.  Setting the
> > menuHistory of
> > a combobox displays the correct choice, but subsequent clicks on the
> > arrow
> > to display the choices do not position the list of choices at the
> > displayed
> > value, as it does with an option menu.  In fairness, the dictionary
> > does not
> > claim it will do that for comboboxes but it seems a little strange that
> > it
> > doesn't.
> >
> > Pete
> > Molly's Revenge <http://www.mollysrevenge.com>
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 2:04 PM, J. Landman Gay
> > <jacque at hyperactivesw.com>wrote:
> >
> > > On 6/30/11 3:24 PM, Pete wrote:
> > >
> > >> How do I get hold of the text the user just typed in, for example to
> > set
> > >> the menuhistory using a lineOffset function?
> > >>
> > >
> > > It's the label.
> > >
> > > --
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