Introduction and a question

Edwin Gore edgore at
Sun Mar 30 14:32:00 EST 2003

Figured it out from looking through the archives for something else - It was
actually an issue with a group that was slightly overlapping the fields that
weren't getting messages/focus.

Moved that group to the back, and everything is fine now!

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ken Ray" <kray at>
To: <use-revolution at>
Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2003 11:10 PM
Subject: RE: Introduction and a question

> Edwin,
> That's very strange. Can you let us know what version of Rev you're
> using and whether the listField's group is acting as a background (I'm
> pretty sure it does) or the other fields have any of their sharedText
> properties set to true?
> That would help track this down,
> Ken Ray
> Sons of Thunder Software
> Email: kray at
> Web Site:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: use-revolution-admin at
> [mailto:use-revolution-admin at] On Behalf Of Edwin Gore
> Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2003 3:44 PM
> To: use-revolution at
> Subject: Introduction and a question
> Just wanted to do a quick introduction.
> New to using Revolution, but I was a old Hypercard/SuperCard/Toolbook
> hand several years ago.
> Found out about Revolution through Richard Gaskin's FourthWorld site,
> and was intrigued enough to download the free version, and then buy the
> Student fo my daughter who is learning to program with it.
> Quick question...
> Am I correct in thinking that having a list field on a card messes up
> open and close field messages for other fields on the card? We are
> trying to do something where the navigation is a scrolling list in a
> group on the left of the card and clicking takes you to a specific card.
> Once there, you can edit one of several fields on that card, and there
> is some validation doen through onpen and close field scripts.
> The problem is that once you have clicked on the listField the other
> fields on the card no longer seem to get open and close field messages
> when you click on them and the insertion point never appears in them.
> YOu can still click in the field and type, but an openfield never gets
> sent and the insertion point never appears.
> Weird.
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