restore selection from selectedChunk expression

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Sat Aug 1 08:05:42 CEST 2015


On 7/31/2015 5:52 PM, Brahmanathaswami wrote:
> If we make a text selection and store it as a selectedChunk string
>
> e.g
>
> gCurrentSelection
>
>
> which them would have say... a value of
>
> char 669 to 1094 of field 6
>
> How to I re-select that text?
>
> global gCurrentSelection
> on mouseUp
>     set the backgroundcolor of gCurrentSelection to yellow
> end mouseUp
>
> works'
>
> but
>
> global gCurrentSelection
> on mouseUp
>    selectgCurrentSelection
> end mouseUp
>
> does not... an i can't find a way to re-set the selection ....

I like to avoid "do" because that requires an on-the-fly compilation, so 
I generally use this:

set the backgroundcolor of char (word 2 of gCurrentSelection) to (word 4 
of gCurrentSelection) of fld "somefield" to "yellow"

Or if the field will vary:

set the backgroundcolor of char (word 2 of gCurrentSelection) to (word 4 
of gCurrentSelection) of fld (last word of gCurrentSelection) to "yellow"

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Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
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