AW: How to hilite a checkbox with send mouseup?

Nonsanity form at
Tue Feb 15 16:29:54 EST 2011

This works with a checkbox button...

Checkbox button named "Check":

   on mouseUp
      put the hilite of me into msg
   end mouseUp

   on MouseUpWithHilite
      set hilite of me to not hilite of me
   end MouseUpWithHilite

Some other button:

   on mouseUp
      send MouseUpWithHilite to btn "Check"
   end mouseUp

However it does not work so well with a regular button. The effects of
hilite on a regular button don't match the effect of clicking it. The effect
could probably be duplicated, but hilite isn't enough in itself. And it
would also need to be changed from a toggle effect to a delayed effect like

   on MouseUpWithHilite
      set hilite of me to true
      send StopHilite to me in 1 sec
   end MouseUpWithHilite

   on StopHilite
      set the hilite of me to false
   end StopHilite

But as I said, the hilite by itself isn't enough. Probably need to add some
color change, etc.

This method has one advantage over "click at" however, in that it works even
if the checkbox is hidden, in another stack, behind another object, off the
edge of the card, or blocked by another window. The "click at" command would
fail to handle those situations properly.

 ~ Chris Innanen
 ~ Nonsanity

On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 12:30 PM, Robert Brenstein <rjb at> wrote:

> On 15.02.11 at 12:14 -0500 Nonsanity apparently wrote:
>> It would be better to do something like add another handler to the button:
>> on MouseUpWithHilite
>>    set hilite of me to not hilite of me
>>    mouseup
>> end MouseUpWithHilite
>> And send THAT message to the button from afar. This way, the existing
>> MouseUp handler in the button works as expected, and this message has the
>> same result as clicking the button (toggling the hilite in the process)
>> and
>> enacting the MouseUp handler.
>>  ~ Chris Innanen
>>  ~ Nonsanity
> Chris,
> The above won't work  as intended, it will turn the hilite on for good.
> You would need to add a delay and reverse the hilite before continuing with
> mouseUp.
> The click command simulates user physically clicking the button, which
> I believe was the effect that original poster wanted.
> Robert
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