Text field in Windows standalone not receiving keyboard focus

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Fri Jan 29 01:07:09 EST 2021


Try comparing the properties of a group that works with the one that 
doesn't. Also compare individual field properties, in particular check the 
traversalOn, autoHilite, and lockText. That alone wouldn't explain why it 
appears to fix itself occasionally, but could point to a script that 
changes one of these properties.

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Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
On January 28, 2021 3:33:39 PM Andrew at MidWest Coast Media via 
use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> I have an app with a group of fields who are struggling to accept keyboard 
> input. It seems to just be 1 group of 4 fields on a single card (that has 
> been noticed). You can click in the field and the blinking I-bar is 
> inserted, but typing on the keyboard does nothing. Pasting text into any of 
> these fields seems to unlock the ability to type, as does switching to 
> another application and switching back, but only until you leave the card 
> and come back again.
>
> This ONLY happens in executable on Windows, not in IDE and never on Mac 
> (where I am developing which is why I missed the bug in testing). Once you 
> unlock 1 of the 4 fields in the group they all unlock until you leave the 
> card and come back where the problem manifests again.There is another group 
> of text files (hidden so not on screen the same time as the offending 
> group) that accepts keyboard input fine without any hacks which points to a 
> problem with the group. There are no scripts on the field or group itself. 
> I have already tried a “focus on nothing” without any luck.
>
> -Andrew Bell
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