Selecting text in single-line entry fields - small UI issue

Roland Huettmann roland.huettmann at gmail.com
Fri Jan 29 06:05:17 EST 2016


Sorry -  mistyped: I wanted to write: "Is it possible.... ?"

On 29 January 2016 at 11:45, Roland Huettmann <roland.huettmann at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Question: textcolor when text is selected
>
> It is possible to set the textcolor when the text is hilited? I could not
> find a way doing this.
>
> Roland
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> On 29 January 2016 at 10:21, Roland Huettmann <roland.huettmann at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Paul, yes, autohilite does it. ) But nevertheless, to perform some
>> action, I need a trigger while tabbing.
>>
>> I am using LC 7.1, Windows 8.1
>>
>> The actual question was another one:
>>
>> The text is highlighted - yes - in both cases.
>>
>> But the single-line field rectangle is not, just the text itself.
>>
>> I would like to have the visual effect showing a fully highlighted field
>> (not the text itself) where the text is visible and selected - and ideally
>> the color showing is set apart more than just 1 pixel from the border of
>> the field boundaries.
>>
>> This simply looks better than a chunk of text being selected.
>>
>> This can somehow be done tabbing into the field and then setting the
>> backgroundcolor of field.
>>
>> But setting the backgroundcolor to the hilitecolor will make the text
>> chunk disappear.
>>
>> Example:
>>
>> // The text chunk only appears when tabbing out or deselecting it.
>> Setting the hilitecolor to empty does not make a difference. //
>>
>> on tabkey
>>    set the hilitecolor of field "Test1" to blue
>>    set the backgroundcolor of field "Test1" to the hilitecolor of field
>> "Test1"
>>    select the text of field "Test1" // The text DISAPPEARS
>> end tabkey
>>
>> One way of achieving the desired effect is with a trick:
>>
>> Set the actual field to be transparent. Put a graphic or another control
>> (field..) behind. Selecting the text of the transparent field will change
>> the color of the control behind it and the visual effect will be as desired
>> if the hilitecolor is set to the same color as the backgroundcolor in the
>> control behind.
>>
>> But of course - this is not something I would like to do for all my
>> fields. )
>>
>> Roland
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>> On 28 January 2016 at 22:26, Paul Hibbert <paul at livecode.org> wrote:
>>
>>> On Jan 28, 2016, at 4:07 AM, Roland Huettmann <
>>> roland.huettmann at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> >
>>> > Maybe I am missing something, but I need to script this with "on
>>> > tabkey"-event handlers, "on textchanged" handlers, " on deletekey"
>>> handlers
>>> > and go with "select the text of..." or "select line 1 of...".
>>> Otherwise the
>>> > cursor is always placed behind the text - and I do not want that
>>> except for
>>> > multi-line fields. Could there not be a built-in attribute how
>>> selection
>>> > should occur?
>>>
>>> Check the autoTab property in the inspector, or if you want to set it by
>>> script…
>>>
>>> set the autoTab of field “myField" to true
>>>
>>> I’m not seeing any issue with text changing colour when selected, but
>>> you didn’t say which version of Livecode or which platform you are seeing
>>> this on, this info may help track down the problem.
>>>
>>> Paul
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