move cursor to the end of a line in a field addendum
Douglas A. Ruisaard
dougr at telus.net
Wed Dec 23 17:28:34 EST 2020
Thanks to all that replied... what a great community! Actually "select after line 1 of the focusedObject" works best for me .. kinda of a combo of several of the suggestions
From: use-livecode [mailto:use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com] On Behalf Of Brian Milby via use-livecode
Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 12:26 PM
To: How to use LiveCode
Cc: Brian Milby
Subject: Re: move cursor to the end of a line in a field
To improve on my initial suggestion...
select after char -1 of field 1
Sent from my iPhone
> On Dec 23, 2020, at 3:22 PM, matthias rebbe via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> you can use
> select after line x of fld y
> for this.
> For example to place the cursor after line 3 of fld "text" you would write
> select after line 3 of fld "text"
> Matthias Rebbe
> Life Is Too Short For Boring Code
>> Am 23.12.2020 um 20:57 schrieb Douglas A. Ruisaard via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>:
>> I need to position the cursor at the end of the contents of a single line
>> field. This can be "manually" done by pressing the "END" key while the
>> cursor is in that field. I want to do that positioning programmatically...
>> but ...
>> I've searched all of the "...KeyDown" message options (e.g. commandKeyDown,
>> controlKeyDown, optionKeyDown) and the other "key" message options (e.g.
>> functionKey) and cannot find one which will tell me what the "END" key is...
>> a Windows resource tells me it is "35"....
>> "rawKeyDown" tells me the raw key is 65367 ... but how do I "send" a rawkey
>> value to the active field? Or, ideally, can someone tell me how to
>> "emulate" the "END" key and position the cursor at the end of the contents
>> of a single line field?
>> Likely simple but I just can't work it out. Thanks in advance!
>> Douglas Ruisaard
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