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Michael Doub mikedoub at
Tue Jul 28 18:11:29 CEST 2015

Richard,  I think Hugh had the same thoughts when he created the 
fieldformatter ( Were 
you thinking of something different?

-= Mike

On 7/28/15 9:59 AM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
> It's of course very useful that we have a community able and willing 
> to share handler for things like number formatting.
> But stepping back to look at the big picture, I find myself wondering:
> Why is that even necessary?
> Why isn't that just a field property, e.g. "the displayFormat"?
> The core language is very easy to use, but in many very common cases 
> like this it's not so easy at all, as we have to hand-craft things 
> that less capable tools provide as simple property settings.
> Another good candidate complimenting displayFormat would be 
> inputFilter, allowing us to set a property to enforce data entry rules 
> for specific types (numeric, phone numbers, email addresses, etc.).
> For all the wonderful time-saving features LiveCode provides, we spend 
> way too much time re-inventing some very basic wheels.
> Sure, we could wait for v8's Widgets for something like this, but I 
> wouldn't mind seeing a behavior library for this sooner.  I'd help. 
> Anyone have the time to steward such a project?  Even better if 
> someone here has the chops to do this in the engine where it's 
> arguably most beneficial for all of us.  I'd chip in on a bounty for 
> either of these.
> -- 
>  Richard Gaskin
>  Fourth World Systems
>  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
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