Line 6 of fld "test" works but the target does not

Sannyasin Brahmanathaswami brahma at hindu.org
Sat Apr 23 12:52:05 EDT 2016


Interesting but this still doesn’t work

ommand postChildrenAndParents pChildrenField
   set the itemdelimiter to tab
   --put item 2 of target into pID # doesn’t work but his does:

   put item 2 of value( the selectedline of the target) into pID

   put getChildren(pID) into tChildren




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Brahmanathaswami
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On 4/22/16, 5:29 PM, "use-livecode on behalf of J. Landman Gay" <use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com on behalf of jacque at hyperactivesw.com> wrote:

>This is one of those cases where omitting "the" really does matter. (The 
>omission of "the" for properties has always bugged me, but it seems to 
>be gaining popularity. This particular case will trip you.)
>
>"The target" is an object reference. "Target" is a content reference, 
>which works on both fields and buttons. It's an ancient distinction HC 
>made and has survived LC's incarnation (for which I'm grateful because 
>occsionally I use it.)
>
>In a field containing, say, three lines:
>
>put line 3 of target --> yields text of line 3
>put line 3 of the target --> empty; an object reference is only one line
>
>You can do the same thing with a button. For example, in a menu button, 
>"line 3 of target" will return the third menu item even if the mouse 
>selected a different one.
>
>Swami's script should work if it omits "the": put line 6 of target
>
>
>On 4/22/2016 9:20 PM, dunbarx at aol.com wrote:
>> Hi.
>>
>>
>> The "target" is not the contents of the target. It would be an object reference, like "field yourField".
>>
>>
>> You need, rather
>>
>>
>> put line 6 of the value of the target
>>
>>
>> Craig Newman
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Sannyasin Brahmanathaswami <brahma at hindu.org>
>> To: How LiveCode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
>> Sent: Fri, Apr 22, 2016 5:59 pm
>> Subject: Line 6 of fld "test"  works but the target does not
>>
>> LC8RC1
>>
>> I could have sworn this worked before.
>>
>> If I put this into the msg box
>>
>> put line 6 of of fld “test”  # locked field that gets mouseup msg
>>
>> I get “somedata in line 2)
>>
>> But if I use this in the stack script
>>
>> put line 6 of the target
>>
>> It returns empty when you click on the field
>>
>>
>> ??
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