Staying on a field
bvlahos at mac.com
Wed May 4 13:58:04 EDT 2011
Interesting idea. I hadn't thought of it before.
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On May 4, 2011, at 7:52 AM, Nonsanity wrote:
> Just a comment on user interfaces, have you thought about using the common
> technique of coloring a field's background red if it doesn't contain a valid
> string? Move the test function into a handler that triggers on each key
> press. This way the right/wrong state of the field is visible to the user at
> all times. You can also disable buttons like Submit or Next Card or whatnot
> if the user shouldn't be able to click them with any fields still red.
> This interface style minimizes clicks and modal dialogs, while giving the
> user much more information.
> Just a thought. :)
> ~ Chris Innanen
> ~ Nonsanity
> On Wed, May 4, 2011 at 12:14 AM, Bill Vlahos <bvlahos at mac.com> wrote:
>> I do a validity check on a field to see if the user entered a valid date.
>> If the user entered a valid date and presses TAB or RETURN the focus moves
>> on to the next field. However, if the user enters an invalid date I want to
>> keep the focus on the field to try again.
>> This field script does everything correctly except that it doesn't set the
>> focus back on the field. What am I doing wrong?
>> on closeField
>> if me is not a date then
>> answer error "Not a valid date. Retry?" with "No" or "Yes"
>> if it is "Yes" then
>> focus on me
>> exit closeField
>> end if
>> end if
>> pass closeField
>> end closeField
>> Bill Vlahos
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