Automating User Input

dunbarx at dunbarx at
Mon Feb 3 12:53:33 EST 2020

Bob may have much of what you are asking for.
Many years ago I made a form filling stack. The user clicked on various controls an/or images, and either a popup of available options or a dialog appeared. It worked as if each image, say, was its own popUp. Once the selection was made, the user was brought to the next step. If that step sequence was not hard-coded, it was left to the user to select that next step.
Not sure about your UI, but this sort of thing is simple to implement in LC.

-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Sneidar via use-livecode <use-livecode at>
To: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at>
Cc: Bob Sneidar <bobsneidar at>
Sent: Mon, Feb 3, 2020 12:28 pm
Subject: Re: Automating User Input

Is this going to be strictly an LC app or are you going to try and use the browser in LC? I have functions that "remember" things typed into a field, and auto-complete based on what the user types. The weakness is of course that if you have words that are very similar, especially at the beginning, you would need to type a lot before you ever got to the unique word you were looking for. 

I can modify the script so that hitting the right or left (up or down??) arrows will cycle through the matches. 

Bob S

> On Jan 31, 2020, at 16:18 , Peter Reid via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> I'm writing an app that needs to complete a couple of forms that are being displayed by a browser as if the user was doing it interactively. This is to save the user from having to enter complex medical terms. If the user were to interact directly with the browser, they could press the tab key repeatedly to move from file to field, checkbox to checkbox etc. I'd like my app to do the same tabbing etc. instead of my user who could sit back and watch the form being completed interactively!
> Any idea whether this is possible and if so how?
> Thanks.
> Peter
> --
> Peter Reid
> Loughborough, UK

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