The selectedText for controls without focus

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Fri Feb 24 19:23:12 EST 2017

Bob Sneidar wrote:
> Hi Richard. You are "locking" fields. I am setting the traversalOn
> to false. The reason I use this is because a locked field will still
> show the focus border, which I do not want.

The focus border should be governed independently, using the 
showFocusBorder property.

If you turn that off and it still shows with traversalOn true, that 
would be a bug.

As for traversalOn, when I turn that off the reason I don't get a focus 
border is because I also don't get focus - without keyboard interaction 
allowed with traversalOn, I'm unable to select text.

That is, by the most common means, click-and-drag.

I do find that I can double-click a word to select it, and when 
double-clicked in a field with traversalOn turned off then my example 
menu does indeed fail to recognize that selection.

So I agree there's a bug there, but I'd go the other way: if traversalOn 
is supposed to prevent selections, it should also prevent selections 
that occur from double-clicking on words.

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems
  Software Design and Development for Desktop, Mobile, and Web
  Ambassador at

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