number = layer?

Pi Digital sean at
Sat Jun 5 14:18:29 EDT 2021

Hi Paul. 

Your field numbers will not be the same as layer numbers if anything else is in a layer between or before them. 

The better indicator would be 
If word 7 of X = the number of fld “Address” then

That will do what you are thinking I believe. 


> On 5 Jun 2021, at 19:12, Paul Dupuis via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> Here is a basic question I am not sure of (after decades of LC coding) and can't pin down in teh Dictionary
> If you execute "put the selectedChunk into X" then (assume a valid selection) X contains an expression of the form "char <start> to <end> of field <fieldNumber>"
> If I want to check that the selection is in one of a number of fields on my stack, say called "Address", is the following conditional correct?
> if word 7 of X = the layer of fld "Address" then -- the selection is in the address field
> In other words, is the <fieldNumber> returned by selectedChunk the same as the layer property of objects OR is it an index to the number of fields on that card (two different things if you have objects other than fields on the card)
> Any one know for sure?
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