Re: Select text question

2020-10-08 Thread Graham Samuel via use-livecode
Jacque, that’s perfect. Where would I be without the knowledge and kindness 
displayed daily on this list!

Graham

> On 8 Oct 2020, at 18:58, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode 
>  wrote:
> 
> Untested, but try this:
> 
> on keyboardActivated
> select text of fld 
> end keyboardActivated
> 
> If you get a selection flash when it sets twice, remove the command from the 
> openField handler.
> 
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> Jacqueline Landman Gay | jac...@hyperactivesw.com
> HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
> On October 8, 2020 7:47:46 AM Graham Samuel via use-livecode 
>  wrote:
> 
>> I want a user to key a number in a field in an iOS app. Normally the field 
>> will already contain data which the user will be replacing, so I coded this
>> 
>> on openField
>>  set the keyboardType of me to "numeric"
>>  select text of me
>> end openField
>> 
>> What happens is that the selection can be seen taking place briefly (this is 
>> in the Simulator) and then reverts to a flashing cursor with the original 
>> data still in the field and no selection shown. (The numeric keyboard does 
>> open BTW, but I can’t see that as relevant).
>> 
>> What did I do wrong?
>> 
>> Graham
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Re: Select text question

2020-10-08 Thread J. Landman Gay via use-livecode

Untested, but try this:

on keyboardActivated
 select text of fld 
end keyboardActivated

If you get a selection flash when it sets twice, remove the command from 
the openField handler.


--
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HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
On October 8, 2020 7:47:46 AM Graham Samuel via use-livecode 
 wrote:


I want a user to key a number in a field in an iOS app. Normally the field 
will already contain data which the user will be replacing, so I coded this


on openField
  set the keyboardType of me to "numeric"
  select text of me
end openField

What happens is that the selection can be seen taking place briefly (this 
is in the Simulator) and then reverts to a flashing cursor with the 
original data still in the field and no selection shown. (The numeric 
keyboard does open BTW, but I can’t see that as relevant).


What did I do wrong?

Graham
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Re: Select text question

2020-10-08 Thread craig--- via use-livecode

Graham.
 
Ah, I see now. This is not an issue at all in ordinary LC, as you certainly 
know. What happens if you select the text twice in a row?
 
Craig
 
 
-Original Message-
From: "Graham Samuel via use-livecode" 
Sent: Thursday, October 8, 2020 11:36am
To: "How to use LiveCode" 
Cc: "Graham Samuel" 
Subject: Re: Select text question



Thanks Craig. Somehow the return characters didn’t arrive in my email, but of 
course I understand what you mean. But this would simply empty the field, 
wouldn’t it, whereas I want the user to see the text that was there before, 
selected. I thought that was what the ’select’ command for text was for.

Graham

> On 8 Oct 2020, at 15:30, craig--- via use-livecode 
>  wrote:
> 
> 
> Not sure about mobile, but does this help?
> 
> on openFieldset the keyboardType of me to "numeric"
> put "" into meselect text of meend openField
> 
> Craig
> 
> 
> -Original Message-
> From: "Graham Samuel via use-livecode" 
> Sent: Thursday, October 8, 2020 8:45am
> To: "How to use LiveCode" 
> Cc: "Graham Samuel" 
> Subject: Select text question
> 
> 
> 
> I want a user to key a number in a field in an iOS app. Normally the field 
> will already contain data which the user will be replacing, so I coded this
> 
> on openField
> set the keyboardType of me to "numeric"
> select text of me
> end openField
> 
> What happens is that the selection can be seen taking place briefly (this is 
> in the Simulator) and then reverts to a flashing cursor with the original 
> data still in the field and no selection shown. (The numeric keyboard does 
> open BTW, but I can’t see that as relevant).
> 
> What did I do wrong?
> 
> Graham
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Re: Select text question

2020-10-08 Thread Graham Samuel via use-livecode
Thanks Craig. Somehow the return characters didn’t arrive in my email, but of 
course I understand what you mean. But this would simply empty the field,  
wouldn’t it, whereas I want the user to see the text that was there before, 
selected. I thought that was what the ’select’ command for text was for.

Graham

> On 8 Oct 2020, at 15:30, craig--- via use-livecode 
>  wrote:
> 
> 
> Not sure about mobile, but does this help?
> 
> on openFieldset the keyboardType of me to "numeric"
> put "" into meselect text of meend openField
> 
> Craig
> 
> 
> -Original Message-
> From: "Graham Samuel via use-livecode" 
> Sent: Thursday, October 8, 2020 8:45am
> To: "How to use LiveCode" 
> Cc: "Graham Samuel" 
> Subject: Select text question
> 
> 
> 
> I want a user to key a number in a field in an iOS app. Normally the field 
> will already contain data which the user will be replacing, so I coded this
> 
> on openField
> set the keyboardType of me to "numeric"
> select text of me
> end openField
> 
> What happens is that the selection can be seen taking place briefly (this is 
> in the Simulator) and then reverts to a flashing cursor with the original 
> data still in the field and no selection shown. (The numeric keyboard does 
> open BTW, but I can’t see that as relevant).
> 
> What did I do wrong?
> 
> Graham
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RE: Select text question

2020-10-08 Thread craig--- via use-livecode

Not sure about mobile, but does this help?
 
on openFieldset the keyboardType of me to "numeric"
put "" into meselect text of meend openField
 
Craig
 
 
-Original Message-
From: "Graham Samuel via use-livecode" 
Sent: Thursday, October 8, 2020 8:45am
To: "How to use LiveCode" 
Cc: "Graham Samuel" 
Subject: Select text question



I want a user to key a number in a field in an iOS app. Normally the field will 
already contain data which the user will be replacing, so I coded this

on openField
 set the keyboardType of me to "numeric"
 select text of me
end openField

What happens is that the selection can be seen taking place briefly (this is in 
the Simulator) and then reverts to a flashing cursor with the original data 
still in the field and no selection shown. (The numeric keyboard does open BTW, 
but I can’t see that as relevant).

What did I do wrong?

Graham
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Select text question

2020-10-08 Thread Graham Samuel via use-livecode
I want a user to key a number in a field in an iOS app. Normally the field will 
already contain data which the user will be replacing, so I coded this

on openField
   set the keyboardType of me to "numeric"
   select text of me
end openField

What happens is that the selection can be seen taking place briefly (this is in 
the Simulator) and then reverts to a flashing cursor with the original data 
still in the field and no selection shown. (The numeric keyboard does open BTW, 
but I can’t see that as relevant).

What did I do wrong?

Graham
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