Stripping styling from the clipboard...

Richmond Mathewson richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Sat Jun 23 16:39:49 EDT 2018


Oh: and just to make things even odder than usual, it only works when
the fild "ff1" does NOT have focus (i.e. the cursor is NOT in the field).

Richmond.

On 23/6/2018 11:38 pm, Richmond Mathewson wrote:
> However, I, at least, am experiencing great joy just at present as this:
>
> oncontrolKeyDown KEE
>    ifKEE is "V" then
>      puttheclipboardDataintofld "ff1"
>    else
>       passcontrolKeyDown
>    endif
> endcontrolKeyDown
>
> popped UNSTYLED text into fld "ff1"
> on MacOS 10.7.5 LiveCode 8.1.10
>
> Your mileage may vary: but it's sure worth a try!
>
> Richmond.
>
>
> On 23/6/2018 11:07 pm, Paul Dupuis via use-livecode wrote:
>> Thank you for this.
>>
>> However, it appears my problem is not with converting the clipboard from
>> styled text to plain text, but with the "pasteKey" message.
>>
>> In LC9.0.0 under Windows 8.1, I create a new text stack and add and
>> empty field and place the following handler in EITHER the card or stack
>> script
>>
>> on pasteKey
>>    makeClipboardPlainText
>>    paste
>> end pasteKey
>>
>> on makeClipboardPlainText
>>     local tClip, tRawType
>>    
>>     if the platform is "MacOS" then
>>        put "public.utf8-plain-text" into tRawType   -- OSX
>>     else if the platform is "Linux" then
>>        put "text/plain;charset=utf-8" into tRawType -- Linux
>>     else if the platform contains "Win" then
>>        put "CF_UNICODETEXT" into tRawType -- Windows
>>     end if
>>    
>>     lock the clipBoard
>>     put the rawClipboardData[tRawType] into tClip
>>     set the rawClipboardData to empty
>>     set the rawClipboardData[tRawType] to tClip
>>     unlock the clipBoard
>> end makeClipboardPlainText
>>
>> And set a break point on the call to makeClipboardPlainText instruction.
>> I then switch to another applications with styled text, select the text
>> copy it to the clipboard, return for LC with the insertion point in the
>> field and press Control-V.
>>
>> RESULT: the breakpoint is never triggered and styled text is pasted into
>> the field.
>>
>> If I just have a pasteKey handler with a beep (or anything else) as the
>> sole instruction, the same result, the breakpoint is never triggered.
>> The pasteKey message appears broken under both Windows and OSX (tested
>> under 10.9.5) in LC9.0.0? Can anyone confirm this bug?
>>
>>
>> On 6/23/2018 1:23 PM, Brian Milby wrote:
>>> _https://github.com/bwmilby/lc-misc/blob/master/ClipboardHelper/clipboardhelper.livecodescript_
>>>
>>> Check out this handler. I can answer questions about it this evening
>>> if needed.
>>> On Jun 23, 2018, 9:18 AM -0500, Paul Dupuis via use-livecode
>>> <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>, wrote:
>>>> Using LC9, I want to add a "paste without formatting" (as seen in may
>>>> browser edit menus) command and I can't see to figure out how to do it.
>>>>
>>>> My most recent attempt of many still pastes formatted text (with
>>>> underlining, bolding, italics, fonts, colors, etc. in place)
>>>>
>>>> *on*pasteKey *-- remove formatting*
>>>> *if* theclipboardData["text"] isnotempty*then*
>>>> *set*thetextofthetemplateFieldtoclipboardData["text"]
>>>> *set*theclipboardDatatoempty
>>>> *set*theclipboardData["text"] totheplaintextofthetemplateField
>>>> *end* *if*
>>>> *paste*
>>>> *end*pasteKey
>>>>
>>>> Maybe I just haven't had enough Caffeine yet?
>>>>
>>>>
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