Getting current line number of a table field.

Mike Bonner bonnmike at
Wed Feb 14 11:28:39 EST 2018

a table field ISN'T a single field, its a field bundled with an extra
"editing" field that pops up as an overlay.  I figured there had to be a
way to pass the cell data back to the field proper, and poked around till I
found out that the transfer mechanism is the name of the overlay field.   I
was worried that it was a property and that I'd have to dig around much
deeper to find it, but turns out it was much more straight forward than I

On Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 9:24 AM, dunbarx via use-livecode <
use-livecode at> wrote:

> You know, I have given advice many times to people trying to find the
> selected field in a DG. The target  is always of the form, for example,
> "field Col 3 0005".
> But how does the focussedObject return similar data in a table field? The
> fact that is does is marvelous indeed, but I never would have found that,
> and if I checked the dictionary, i definitely never would have thought of
> it.
> A table field, after all, is but a single field, and the focusedObject
> ought
> to return a control reference, not a non existent "cell" gizmo.
> At the very least, the dictionary should include this valuable variant of
> the property. And the user guide should have it in bold.
> Craig
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