Widget request (native text scroller for iOS)

John Allijn john.allijn.lc at gmail.com
Tue Nov 29 13:24:08 EST 2016

Hi Richard,
I don't think it's a bug. It's just me not being a very skilled programmer :)
Thats why I choose livecode. 
The thing is that native mobile objects are almost completely implemented by code. Where as desktop objects can be dragged into a stack and than be accessed and updated by code. It is my personal opinion that a text field that I drag into a stack should behave as a native mac field on the mac and a native 'scroller' on iOS. And as a programmer in livecode I should benefit from the code-once-deploy-everywhere features of livecode. 
I understand that the implementation of fields in livecode is not yet at this point. And to be fair: it has come a long way in very short time. The fact that I can build an app for iOS with livecode is amazing. 
However I use text fields a lot and I find the process of creating, scrolling and updating them for iOS way to complex. So I was hoping that someone else things so to and had a widget built for it :)
Best regards

> Op 29 nov. 2016 om 17:15 heeft Richard Gaskin <ambassador at fourthworld.com> het volgende geschreven:
> John Allijn wrote:
> > Most of the time when I work on an iOS app, I run into problems with
> > scrollers, fields that scroll their contents over the screen.
> >
> > Usually I have just one scrollable field on a card with variable text
> > in it. Most often this text is downloaded from a database and I just
> > put the plain text into this field.
> >
> > Most often, the field does not scroll, does not show up, won’t
> > display all the content, runs over the boundaries that I’ve set or
> > is just badly positioned.
> >
> > The last few apps I made, I worked around this problem by designing
> > my app around it. (splitting the text in chunks that are big enough
> > to display and using swipes to go to the next card with more content)
> > but this has been annoying me ever since.
> >
> > I was wondering if someone had, or was willing to make, a livecode
> > widget for a scrolling field. That way we can all just drag it in the
> > project, fill it with text and get some sleep again :)
> Widgets are great for making new kinds of objects, but if all that's needed here is to fix a bug with scrolling on the existing field object IMO that's just a bug.
> Has it been reported?
> -- 
> Richard Gaskin
> Fourth World Systems
> Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
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