One last thing. On windows, with traversalon and locktext to true, text is selectable, but as expected there is no insertion point. The only way I can make a selection with traversalon = false is to double click a word.
This is the opposite of just setting the locktext to true, one can drag and select, but multi clicks don't select. getting the selectedtext of field "whatever" does indeed work. (and you could turn off the focusborder too) My guess is that despite the hilite that appears when traversal is off, the text isn't actually selected. To test this, I had a button set the selection, made sure that traversal was off, then put the selectedtext of the field, and it worked as expected. So, I'd call it a bug. Either a) one shouldn't be able to faux select in that mode, or b) it should be an actual real selection which it obviously is not. On Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 10:26 AM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode < email@example.com> wrote: > I'll submit one. > > Bob S > > > > On Feb 24, 2017, at 09:21 , Mike Bonner via use-livecode < > firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > > > 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? > >>> > >>> > > > _______________________________________________ > 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