AW: Text Field Observation

Tiemo Hollmann TB toolbook at kestner.de
Tue Oct 23 02:16:21 CDT 2012


Wouldn't that make a word processor necessary? You can't wrap words just
because of the length of a field without respect to the grammar. Do other
programming languages have this capability as a native feature?
Tiemo

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> Gesendet: Dienstag, 23. Oktober 2012 01:55
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> Betreff: Re: Text Field Observation
> 
> Cal.
> 
> 
> 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.
> 
> 
> Craig Newman
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> 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
> 
> 
> Hi Cal,
> 
> 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?
> >
> > Cal
> 
> 
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