Text Field in LC 7

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Tue Mar 10 16:53:28 EDT 2015

Earlier I wrote:

 > Related, it occurred to me that it's sometimes annoying to have
 > to write this handler just to have tabs entered into the text of
 > a field:
 > on tabKey
 >     put tab into the selecction
 > end tabKey
 > So I submitted a request for an allowTabs field property; off by
 > default, when true it would allow a field to accept tabs the user
 > types:
 > <http://quality.runrev.com/show_bug.cgi?id=14836>

In correspondence in that report Mark Waddingham noted that the tabstops 
property already governs this behavior.

Empty by default, when the tabstops if a field is set to any valid value 
the Tab key no longer invoked field-to-field navigation, instead 
inserting the tab character into the field.

Apparently this is even noted in the Dictionary, but it seems I'm not 
alone in having overlooked it, since the IDE's Inspector uses that 
script for the field Contents pane.

Needless to say, I've closed that request.

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems
  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
  Ambassador at FourthWorld.com                http://www.FourthWorld.com

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