Text Field Observation
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Mon Oct 22 19:54:36 EDT 2012
You are not nuts, LC is. This is an ongoing bugaboo. The workaround Mark suggested is effective, but the natives are clamoring for more sensible native behavior.
From: Mark Schonewille <m.schonewille at economy-x-talk.com>
To: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
Sent: Mon, Oct 22, 2012 5:54 pm
Subject: Re: Text Field Observation
In LiveCode, text wraps around white space and specific other characters. As
soon as yu type a space or tab or even a dash, it will wrap. If the first word
of a line is longer than the width of a field, it won't wrap. You can hardwrap a
word by checking the formattedWidth of char 1 to x of word y. If the
formattedWidth is greater than the width of the field, then you could put a
space before char x to force the wrap.
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On 22 okt 2012, at 23:27, Cal Horner wrote:
> I've noticed recently that a text field set up to handle text (naturally)
> has an odd attribute.
> As long as the user is typing normally, that is words with spaces between
> each word when the sentence reaches the right boundary of the text field I
> get text wrap.
> But when I take it in my dottery ol' head to hold any key down and let the
> character move along the line to the end of the text field there is no text
> wrap. The line of characters disappears into the never-never. Check it out.
> If you put a space in that string of characters you then get text wrap.
> Now, this seems odd to me. My logic says when you have the text wrap set it
> should wrap back to the next line and continue, until you left your finger
> off the key.
> How wrong am I? Or has the code been left out, by mistake, when so many new
> features are added?
> Has anyone else run into this oddity or should I just stop worrying about it
> and get a day job?
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