list field not getting arrowkey msg

Peter M. Brigham pmbrig at gmail.com
Tue Jul 21 16:29:04 CEST 2015


I *have* a mouseup handler in the field, and it works fine.

-- Peter

Peter M. Brigham
pmbrig at gmail.com
http://home.comcast.net/~pmbrig


On Jul 20, 2015, at 3:14 PM, J. Landman Gay wrote:

> But did you try a mouseUp handler? I'm curious if the field is recognized in any way.
> 
> On 7/20/2015 1:47 PM, Peter Brigham wrote:
>> Unfortunately, I still get nothing with "the hilitedlines of me" in the
>> field script. The arrowkey message is not going to the field.
>> 
>> Here's the arrowkey handler in the card script. This works fine but I don't
>> know why it should be necessary.
>> 
>> on arrowkey what
>>    put hilitedline of fld "notesList" into lineNbr
>>    put the number of lines of fld "notesList" into totNbr
>>    switch what
>>       case "left"
>>       case "right"
>>          pass arrowkey
>>          break
>>       case "up"
>>          if lineNbr = 1 then
>>             put totNbr into nextLineNbr
>>          else
>>             put lineNbr - 1 into nextLineNbr
>>          end if
>>          break
>>       case "down"
>>          if lineNbr = nextLineNbr then
>>             put 1 into nextLineNbr
>>          else
>>             put lineNbr + 1 into nextLineNbr
>>          end if
>>          break
>>    end switch
>>    set the hilitedline of fld "notesList" to nextLineNbr
>>    put line nextLineNbr of fld "notesList" into listEntry
>>    put getItem(listEntry, 1, tab) into noteTitle
>>    displayNote noteTitle
>>    pass arrowkey
>> end arrowkey
>> 
>> -- Peter
>> 
>> Peter M. Brigham
>> pmbrig at gmail.com
>> http://home.comcast.net/~pmbrig
>> 
>> 
>> On Mon, Jul 20, 2015 at 2:14 PM, J. Landman Gay <jacque at hyperactivesw.com>
>> wrote:
>> 
>>> On 7/19/2015 10:17 PM, Peter M. Brigham wrote:
>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> There is a line selected. If I put the following into the field script:
>>>> 
>>>> on arrowkey
>>>>     put the hilitedlines
>>>> end arrowkey
>>>> 
>>>> then click in the field to select a line, then hit up- or
>>>> down-arrowkey, nothing happens. The field is apparently not getting the
>>>> arrowkey message. It's acting as though the traversalon of the field is
>>>> false, but it's not.
>>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> What do you get if you put this into the field script:
>>> 
>>> on mouseUp
>>>  put the hilitedlines of me
>>> end mouseUp
>>> 
>>> BTW, I think your arrowkey test needs "of the target". Hilitedlines
>>> without an object reference is probably always empty.



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