Nevermind, it doesn't work, and I think it should. Enhancement request? Bug?
On Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 10:16 AM, Mike Bonner <bonnm...@gmail.com> wrote: > of field "fieldname" is an optional argument youcan use. > > get the selectedtext of field "myfield" > > On Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 9:50 AM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode < > email@example.com> wrote: > >> Hi all. >> >> The Short Version: >> >> Is there a way to get the hilited text for a control without focus? >> >> >> The Long Version: >> >> I use a method for forms (by which I mean LC cards with fields and >> buttons on them) where I set the traversalOn to false on all the fields >> when I am simply viewing the data, so that the user will not be led to >> believe they are making actual edits to the database simply because they >> changed the value of a field. >> >> I have new/edit buttons that then set the traversalOn accordingly. But >> when not editing (view mode no traversalOn) users can still hilited text in >> a field. Of course, the field does not receive focus (no focus border) but >> it is clear that a selection has been made. >> >> My question is, HOW DO I GET THAT SELECTION? I want the user to be able >> to copy text in view mode, but unless the control has traversalOn set to >> true, AND the control has focus, none of the text selection commands seem >> to work. Not only that, none of the field handlers work. OpenField, >> selectionChanged, nothing. >> >> It would be better i suppose if the end user was unable to even select >> text in this mode (I can accomplish that with lockText) that for the text >> to be hilited, but nothing can be done with it. I can work around this I am >> sure, but it will require a lot of factoring. >> >> My question is, is there a way to get that visible selection? The engine >> is obviously hiliting it. >> >> Bob S >> >> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> use-livecode mailing list >> firstname.lastname@example.org >> Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your >> subscription preferences: >> http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode >> > > _______________________________________________ use-livecode mailing list email@example.com Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription preferences: http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode