cant't find the textFont of formatted text?
dochawk at gmail.com
Fri Jun 5 20:41:36 EDT 2015
On Fri, Jun 5, 2015 at 11:20 AM, Mark Waddingham <mark at livecode.com> wrote:
> The 'formattedText' property of a field is a string so the expression:
> the textFont of word 1 to -1 of the formattedText of thFld
> Does this:
> T1 = evaluate the formattedText of thFld
> T2 = word 1 to -1 of T1
> return the textFont of T2
> Now, because T2 is also a string, the engine tries to interpret it as a
> control reference.
Shouldn't it return "empty" then?
> If you want to access properties of the styled text of the field, then you
> need to do so directly on the field itself:
> put the textFont of word 1 to -1 of field thFld
OK, I see that's better (I had to go to formatted text at some point
because something else wasn't working. Or maybe that was before I focused
on words. I think it was when I was trying to null out the textSize &
textFont of the pasted text to force it to use the field's settings)
(oh, and thFld was actually an id, not a field name)
> As an aside, you also cannot use 'exists()' on font names - it is only for
> control references. Instead you can use:
> (the textFont of word 1 to -1 of field thFld) is among the lines of the
exists() entered late while debugging it.
word 1 to -1 of theFld
But I'm still troubled by this plowing through over 150 fields before it
found one it didn't like this on . . .
Dr. Richard E. Hawkins, Esq.
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