focus question

Mark Smith Mark_Smith at
Mon Dec 6 23:38:43 EST 2010

Hi Walt, I think the list strips attachments. Could you send to me offlist?

mark_smith at


- Mark

From: use-livecode-bounces at [use-livecode-bounces at] On Behalf Of Walt Brown [walter.h.brown at]
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2010 9:11 AM
To: 'How to use LiveCode'; use-revolution at
Subject: RE: focus question

I have had to use "Select after char -1 of fld X". I was actually using it
to place the cursor at various character positions in a field in a
rawKeyDown handler - I was using predictive lookup in rawKeyDown as a field
validation technique, playing around after David, Mark, and BvG's EXCELLENT
LiveCode V session yesterday.

An example is in the last field of my attached test stack.


-----Original Message-----
From: use-livecode-bounces at
[mailto:use-livecode-bounces at] On Behalf Of Mark Smith
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2010 7:42 AM
To: use-revolution at
Subject: Re: focus question

Josh Mellicker wrote:
> Are you using "select after fld X"?

Hi Josh, thanks so much. No, I was using "focus on field x". The dictionary
says that if the field is unlocked text then the insertion point is placed
after the text in the field. I think I'll suggest that line be removed since
it clearly (in a number of tests) places it at the beginning.

However, your suggestion works perfectly, thanks!

-- Mark

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