Stripping styling from the clipboard...

Tom Glod tom at makeshyft.com
Sat Jun 23 22:23:37 EDT 2018


sorry Paul...my bad.

Richmond..... why does your code paste that way?

On Sat, Jun 23, 2018 at 7:59 PM, Paul Dupuis via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> The code below with no spaces between the works is Richmonds
>
> On 6/23/2018 5:58 PM, Tom Glod via use-livecode wrote:
> > Paul...may I ask you why your code pasting is the way it is ?...is there
> > some kind of practical reason for it being that way?...sure is harder to
> > read that way.
> >
> > On Sat, Jun 23, 2018 at 5:55 PM, Paul Dupuis via use-livecode <
> > use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> >
> >> 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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