LC 8 is great but

Ralph DiMola rdimola at
Mon May 16 12:09:00 EDT 2016

>Alain wrote:
>>but the HTML page you create must be in engine to be accessible by the

No true. I move all my html files from the engine to the "documents folder"
on both mobile platforms. Check for file name casing and URL encoding(or
lack of). Also check "the result" when copying from the engine to documents.

Ralph DiMola
IT Director
Evergreen Information Services
rdimola at

-----Original Message-----
From: use-livecode [mailto:use-livecode-bounces at] On Behalf
Of Alain Vezina
Sent: Monday, May 16, 2016 11:47 AM
To: LiveCode How to
Subject: LC 8 is great but

Hi all,

There are great things in LC 8, especially the widget browser.

But I don’t understand why some capabilities are not yet in LC engine.
Why we can’t make a copy - paste in a text field in iOS and Android (using
the clipboardData).
LC team promises it since 2012.

I develop apps for helping people in French spelling and grammar and I do
need copy and paste in text field.

In iOS, I found a way to solve that problem: I replace some text fields by
HTML pages I build in my program. But it is not possible to do the same in
Android device because the place where you can write is in the
specialFolderPath("documents"), but the HTML page you create must be in
engine to be accessible by the browser.

So I can’t transfer my apps on Android devices.

Anybody has an idea to bypass that limitation of LC?

Alain Vézina
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