Wouldn't it be neat...

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Mon Aug 22 01:52:43 EDT 2016


Here's my original, which does mess up "undo", but it's a start. I use 
Command-Shift-<char> to trigger the actions. Cmd-Shift-space, for 
example, picks up the text under the mouse and puts it into the current 
selection. I use that almost exclusively instead of copy/paste to enter 
variable names without typos. Quotes, brackets, and a few other things 
are covered. In the case of quotes and parentheses where there is no 
selection, it places a paired set of characters and moves the insertion 
point between them.

on commandKeyDown whichKey
   if ("editor field" is not in the name of the target and "script" is 
not in the name of the target) \
         or the shiftkey is not down
   then pass commandKeyDown
   switch whichKey
     case quote
     case "'"
       get the selection
       put quote & it & quote into the selection
       if it = "" then
         put the selectedchunk into tSel
         put word 4 of tSel into word 2 of tSel
         put (word 4 of tSel) - 1 into word 4 of tSel
         select tSel
       end if
       break
     case "v" -- paste only plain text
       put the clipboardData["text"] into the selection
       break
     case "9"
     case "0"
     case "("
     case ")"
       get the selection
       put "(" & it & ")" into the selection
       if it = "" then
         put the selectedchunk into tSel
         put word 4 of tSel into word 2 of tSel
         put (word 4 of tSel) - 1 into word 4 of tSel
         select tSel
       end if
       break
     case "["
     case "]"
     case "{"
     case "}"
       get the selection
       put "[" & it & "]" into the selection
       if it = "" then
         put the selectedchunk into tSel
         put word 4 of tSel into word 2 of tSel
         put (word 4 of tSel) - 1 into word 4 of tSel
         select tSel
       end if
       break
     case " " -- scriptPaint
       put the mousetext into the selection
       break
     default
       pass commandKeyDown
   end switch
   setEditorDirty
end commandKeyDown

private command setEditorDirty -- make the editor know things changed
   type space
   delete char (word 4 of the selectedchunk) of the target
end setEditorDirty

-- 
Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software           |     http://www.hyperactivesw.com




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