As is the usual backspace behavior, I still want the char to the left of
the flashing cursor to be deleted. Wherever that cursor happens to be.
But because the backscape key cannot get passed, it seemsI have to manually
delete that character to the left of the flashing cursor (wherever the
cursor happens to be).
So, how do I find out in terms of relative character position (eg. char 275
of field x) where within a text field is the flashing cursor?
put the <<position of the flashing cursor>> in field x into tPos
-- e.g. tPos = char 275 of field x
delete char tPos of field x
put the number of lines in field x into field "Nr of lines"
As you can see, the reason I'm interrupting the backspace key is to find
out the number of lines in a field after a char is deleted.
Strange, during devpt I couldn't press "apply" in the script editor when I
had the line "pass backspaceKey"... Maybe I misspelt...
On 20 February 2018 at 10:42, Mark Wieder via use-livecode <
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> On 02/19/2018 05:01 PM, Nicolas Cueto via use-livecode wrote:
> As you can see, the reason I'm interrupting the backspace key is to find
>> out the number of lines in a field after a char is deleted.
> I would do that differently:
> local sHowManyLines
> on backspaceKey
> send "howManyLinesNow" to me in 0 milliseconds
> pass backspaceKey
> end backspaceKey
> on howManyLinesNow
> put the number of lines of me into sHowManyLines
> end howManyLinesNow
> Mark Wieder
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