Control of Text Fields.
alex at tweedly.net
Thu Nov 4 20:53:56 EDT 2021
I'm not sure I properly understand your question.
here's a code snippet the moves the insertion point (in this sample,
typing an 'f' moves it forward, 'b' moves it back). (Note this also
works if there is some text selected - it moves the insertion to just
after the selection, just like the arrow key does).
> on keydown p
> local t
> switch p
> case "f"
> put word 4 of the selectedchunk into t
> select after char (t+1) of me
> case "b"
> put word 2 of the selectedchunk into t
> select before char (t-1) of me
> end switch
> end keydown
To then delete the char in front of it, you'd do something like
put empty into char (t+1) of me
Hope that's close enough to what you were asking, or at least gives you
a starting place :-),
On 04/11/2021 20:49, Roger Guay via use-livecode wrote:
> I simply want to be able to move the insertion iBeam in a focused field left and right, one char at a time (just like the left and right arrows keys), and then to delete the char in front of it (just like the Delete key). The dictionary was again of no use to me. Can someone please provide sample scripts?
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