Stripping styling from the clipboard...

Paul Dupuis paul at researchware.com
Sat Jun 23 17:55:09 EDT 2018


Okay, I missed that in the entry. That explains why the pasteKey message
wasn't working.

I am all set now. Thank you.


On 6/23/2018 5:15 PM, Tore Nilsen via use-livecode wrote:
> >From the dictionary:
>
> The LiveCode development environment traps the pasteKey message <>, unless "Suspend LiveCode UI" is turned on in the Development menu. This means that the pasteKeymessage <> is not received by a stack <> if it's running in the development environment <>.
>
> So if you are trying to do this in the IDE, then that may be the reason it will not work.
>
> Best regards
> Tore Nilsen 
>
>> 23. jun. 2018 kl. 22:32 skrev Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>:
>>
>> Hey, Wow, it's the Richmond school of shovels and primitive stuff at its worst.
>>
>> If I have a field that conatins some styled text (let's call it "ff1"), and I want to shift it
>> with its styling removed into another field (let's call it "ff2") then this does the trick in a button:
>>
>> onmouseUp
>> gettheplainTextoffld "ff1"
>> putit intofld "ff2"
>> endmouseUp
>>
>> and that, oddly enough, might not be a bad place to get started.
>>
>> ALTHOUGH (ouch) this does NOT work:
>>
>> onpasteKey
>>   gettheplainTextoftheclipboardData
>>   putit intofld "ff2"
>> endpasteKey
>>
>> and this does not work:
>>
>> onpasteKey
>>  puttheclipboardDataintofld "ff1"
>>  send"mouseUp" tobtn "Button"
>> endpasteKey
>>
>> which would seem to suggest pasteKey is NOT trapping the paste signal at all.
>>
>> Richmond.
>>
>>
>> On 23/6/2018 5:15 pm, Paul Dupuis via use-livecode 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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