The selectedText for controls without focus

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at
Tue Feb 28 16:46:12 EST 2017

Richard that script snippet actually helped me solve a different problem. I remember now why I was using traversalOn instead of lockText. I have certain fields I do not want users to edit, so I set the lockText to true. I then have a handler called enableForm that enables every field and button with a name that matches a column in a table. But of course I don't want users editing the unique ID of a record, even though I want to display it. 

Your snippet solves that problem. I just put it into field scripts I don't want users to edit, and use lockText for enabling/disabling fields. Works a peach. 

Bob S

> On Feb 28, 2017, at 08:05 , Richard Gaskin via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> >> on rawkeydown k
> >>   if k = 99 then
> >>      if the commandKey is "down" then copy
> >>   end if
> >> end rawkeydown

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