Default Button

Pete pete at mollysrevenge.com
Thu Sep 1 12:17:04 CDT 2011


Stephen,
I agree with all that, but I think it should be recorded as a bug just so
it's on record even though it's definitely a very low priority. Maybe I will
put a user note on the dictionary entry so people don't spend an hour or so
trying to get it to work the way described (as I did)  before writing a
simple returnKey handler at the card level to deal with it.  But, once
again, I'd like to know what the dictionary means by an "active control"
before doing any of that.

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




On Thu, Sep 1, 2011 at 9:56 AM, stephen barncard <
stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com> wrote:

> I think there are still a few things in the edges and corners of Livecode
> that have been ignored and worked around, and bug reports not filed.
>
>  A good example of an popup menu that is on the plugin Settings panel in
> the
> Development menu. The popup list, in addition to being the stack file names
> as opposed to stack names, is also not alphabetized.   This has been this
> way since at least version 2.x of Rev
>
> A little thing, probably not worth fixing, but an IDE anomaly that irks me
> every time I have to do something with plugins. But I don't spend a lot of
> time configuring plugins.
>
> Give a choice between fixing these little things, I'd rather have them
> continue their building the a new full featured text field or built-in SFTP
> support.
>
> Regarding the default button issue -  quite frankly I'd rather have
> Livecode
> give me the primitives and give me the ability to work with the messages.
>  So adding a simple script to activate it isn't that big a deal. If the
> button automatically sent out messages on return, it might require a script
> somewhere to defeat that automatic behavior.
>
> Probably a design decision that didn't get reflected in the docs.
>
> sqb
>
> On 1 September 2011 09:06, <dunbarx at aol.com> wrote:
>
> > Jacque.
> >
> >
> > Me, too.
> >
> >
> > The dictionary talks a great game, though. It is the unrepeatable
> > intermittent aspect that has me stumped. I DID get an answer to my
> "answer
> > the defaultButton of this cd" a couple of times, but cannot any longer.
> As
> > for the dictionary's comments about the defaultButton "changing its
> size",
> > etc. I never saw any of that.
> >
> >
> > This was all tried in a new mainStack with two rectangle buttons and a
> > single default button.
> >
> >
> > Craig
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: J. Landman Gay <jacque at hyperactivesw.com>
> > To: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
> > Sent: Thu, Sep 1, 2011 7:22 am
> > Subject: Re: Default Button
> >
> >
> > On 8/31/11 7:29 PM, Pete wrote:
> > > I put a default button a card that has a couple of field controls on
> it.
> > >   The field controls all have lockText set to true and traversalOn set
> to
> > > false.  Pressing the return key when the card is active does not
> execute
> > the
> > > mouseUp handler for the default button as claimed by the dictionary.
>  Is
> > > there some other setting of the card/button/controls that I have to
> use?
> >
> > Funny, I never knew about this capability. I've always had to script it
> > with a returnKey handler in the card, I've never seen a default behavior.
> >
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>
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