How to to type bottom to up and right to left in a field
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Thu Sep 21 15:29:14 EDT 2017
Mark Waddingham wrote:
> Whenever a range of text is set in a field, the selection is set to
> the beginning of the chunk that was set - so in the case of 'replace'
> acting on the whole field, that would be the beginning.
> Using the '(replacing | preserving) styles' form works slightly
> differently - it iterates through the content of the field, and only
> mutates the parts which are to be replaced. So with that form, the
> selection index would end up being the beginning of the last
> occurrence of x which was replaced with y.
> The rule is relatively sensible I think - since if a range of text is
> replaced, the only index you can guarantee will be in the same place
> as it was before is the beginning of the range which was replaced...
Yes, quite sensible with that description. Thanks.
> The textChanged message is a bit of a blunt instrument - mainly
> because it was the best we could add to the field at the time
> without potentially ending up down a whole set of rabbit warrens, or
> impacting performance too much.
As I was writing my post I pondered what a proposed change might be, and
I couldn't think of a good one. Yes, it is a blunt instrument, but with
that it's also predictable, and consistent with other text messages.
Maybe there's a better way, but frankly where I've used it in real-world
projects I've found the textChanged message very useful as-is.
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