combobox

Kee Nethery kee at kagi.com
Sun Mar 20 20:38:16 CDT 2011


Thanks Terry,

Actually I'm at the point of one step forward two steps back.

I appear to be unable to put the return delimited list into the combobox more than a couple of times. I've tried all of these variations of the script to alter the combobox text:

put theList into me
put theList into button "myComboBox"
put theList into field "myComboBox" of button "myComboBox"
put theList into field "myComboBox"

I can get one or two inserts (I type different things into the combobox) before the whole stack crashes and the apple "Problem Report for LiveCode" appears.

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When I can get the combobox data to get updated, the following scripts don't leave the text selected (the data in the combobox is for these examples always more than 5 characters in length):

select char 2 to 5 of me
select char 2 to 5 of button "myComboBox"
select char 2 to 5 of field "myComboBox"
select char 2 to 5 of field "myComboBox" of button "myComboBox"
select char 2 to 5 of the label of me
select char 2 to 5 of fld 0 of me   <-- not sure what "fld 0" is in a button but tried it anyway

Thank you for your suggestions. 

The only example I'd seen of changing a combobox contents is in the font portion of the inspector but I'm not sure how to access that code to see what they are doing, how exactly they are referring to that content.

The documentation has almost nothing about combo boxes. There is something different about them.

Kee


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