The selectedText for controls without focus

Mike Bonner bonnmike at gmail.com
Fri Feb 24 12:45:54 EST 2017


*sigh*  my mistake again.  Even when selecting a word with script it
doesn't work. (I still had locktext on, combined with traversal being off,
and THAT worked.  As soon as I turned the locktext back off it failed to
work)

Shutting up now, till I get some sleep. :D

On Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 10:36 AM, Mike Bonner <bonnmike at gmail.com> wrote:

> One last thing. On windows, with traversalon and locktext to true, text is
> selectable, but as expected there is no insertion point.  The only way I
> can make a selection with traversalon = false is to double click a word.
>
> This is the opposite of just setting the locktext to true, one can drag
> and select, but multi clicks don't select. getting the selectedtext of
> field "whatever" does indeed work. (and you could turn off the focusborder
> too)
>
> My guess is that despite the hilite that appears when traversal is off,
> the text isn't actually selected.  To test this, I had a button set the
> selection, made sure that traversal was off, then put the selectedtext of
> the field, and it worked as expected.
>
> So, I'd call it a bug. Either a) one shouldn't be able to faux select in
> that mode, or b) it should be an actual real selection which it obviously
> is not.
>
> On Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 10:26 AM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>
>> I'll submit one.
>>
>> Bob S
>>
>>
>> > On Feb 24, 2017, at 09:21 , Mike Bonner via use-livecode <
>> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > Nevermind, it doesn't work, and I think it should.  Enhancement request?
>> > Bug?
>> >
>> > On Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 10:16 AM, Mike Bonner <bonnmike at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> >
>> >> of field "fieldname" is an optional argument youcan use.
>> >>
>> >> get the selectedtext of field "myfield"
>> >>
>> >> On Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 9:50 AM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode <
>> >> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>> >>
>> >>> Hi all.
>> >>>
>> >>> The Short Version:
>> >>>
>> >>> Is there a way to get the hilited text for a control without focus?
>> >>>
>> >>>
>>
>>
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