The selectedText for controls without focus

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at
Fri Feb 24 12:50:41 EST 2017

Enhancement Request 19323 submitted. 

As to your post, yes the selectedText 'of the field' will work. But a menu command like "Copy" would not know which field was selected. I suppose I could loop through all the fields and get the one which was not empty. I'll play with that a bit. 

Bob S

> On Feb 24, 2017, at 09:36 , Mike Bonner via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> One last thing. On windows, with traversalon and locktext to true, text is
> selectable, but as expected there is no insertion point.  The only way I
> can make a selection with traversalon = false is to double click a word.
> This is the opposite of just setting the locktext to true, one can drag and
> select, but multi clicks don't select. getting the selectedtext of field
> "whatever" does indeed work. (and you could turn off the focusborder too)
> My guess is that despite the hilite that appears when traversal is off, the
> text isn't actually selected.  To test this, I had a button set the
> selection, made sure that traversal was off, then put the selectedtext of
> the field, and it worked as expected.
> So, I'd call it a bug. Either a) one shouldn't be able to faux select in
> that mode, or b) it should be an actual real selection which it obviously
> is not.

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