Referencing a control name

Peter Bogdanoff bogdanoff at me.com
Sat Jul 25 23:33:31 EDT 2015


Thank you to all that replied to my question--my learned and esteemed colleagues!

I got an education, and got the job done!

Thanks again,

Peter Bogdanoff
UCLA

On Jul 25, 2015, at 11:49 AM, J. Landman Gay <jacque at hyperactivesw.com> wrote:

> On 7/25/2015 9:22 AM, Sri wrote:
>> The parenthesis placements are key in such references as they change the
>> order of command processing.
>> 
>> For example:
>> 1. Create a button "Test1" of width 82 (say)
>> 2. Create a field "Field1" of width 168 (say) containing the text: /button
>> "Test1"/
>> 3. Type into message box
>> put the width of field "Field1"
>> Answer: 168
>> 4. Type into message box
>> put the width of (field "Field1")
>> Answer: 82
> 
> This is working as expected. When you "get" a field, it is the same as getting the text of the field. In this case, the text is a reference to a button and because of the parentheses, the engine resolves that as a reference to the button control.
> 
> It is equivalent to:
> 
> get the text of fld "Field1" --> "button "test1"
> put the width of it --> 82
> 
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> Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
> HyperActive Software           |     http://www.hyperactivesw.com
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