Widget request (native text scroller for iOS)

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Tue Nov 29 19:40:04 CET 2016


John Allijn wrote:

 >> Op 29 nov. 2016 om 17:15 heeft Richard Gaskin het volgende geschreven:
 >> 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.
 >
 > 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.

But it should be.  Simplicity of multi-platform deployment is why we 
choose LiveCode.

And that's why I consider this a bug.

And thankfully this (along with a few other refinements) is among the 
funded goals the team is working on:
<https://livecode.com/project/infinite-livecode-native-field-object/>

-- 
  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems
  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
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