Passing selectedField Location between Stacks

Ken Ray kray at
Sat Dec 7 23:11:01 EST 2002


Actually anything that removes the focus from the field will prevent
selectedField or selectedChunk from working. For example if you have on a
single card a field and a button and put text in the field and ask (in the
button script) for the selectedField, you'll get nothing. The reason for
*this* occurrence is because the normal button has its 'traversalOn'
property set to true, which gives the button the focus before it executes
its script. If you turn the 'traversalOn' of the button off, the button can
retrieve the selectedField just fine.

In the case of another stack, if the other stack is a toplevel stack (not a
palette), the focus will shift to the stack. If you have a palette, and the
buttons have their 'traversalOn' set to false, you should be OK.

Hope this helps,

Ken Ray
Sons of Thunder Software
Email: kray at
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Bernard Devlin" <revolution at>
To: "use-revolution" <use-revolution at>
Sent: Friday, December 06, 2002 9:31 PM
Subject: Passing selectedField Location between Stacks

> I have two stacks.  Stack T contains text fields, and Stack B contains
> Whilst typing in Stack T, if the user requires input from Stack B I want
> user to be able to just click on an item in Stack B, and have the text
> associated with the clicked button inserted at the place in the field in
Stack T
> where s/he was typing.
> My understanding is that it is the use of two stacks that is preventing me
> using the selectedField or selectedChunk to determine where the label of
> button should be placed.  Is this correct?
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