[Xerte] Re: desktop - text entry cursor being shy

Dave Burnett d_b_burnett at hotmail.com
Tue Feb 26 19:45:27 GMT 2013

Hi Paul!
Yes, I've tried all the usual concatenations plus a few variations I found in the archives.setFocus(teicon.txt); was what I had in there originally.No joy.

From: Paul.Swanson at harlandfs.com
To: xerte at lists.nottingham.ac.uk
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2013 19:35:41 +0000
Subject: [Xerte] Re: desktop - text entry cursor being shy

I notice that when you first get to the page, you’ve got:
 = "";
But on the return you have:
 = prevtext;
Should it be

Paul Swanson
Internal Business Systems Analyst
Internal Business Intelligence
Harland Financial Solutions
(800) 274-7280 Ext. 2462
Paul.Swanson at harlandfs.com


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Subject: [Xerte] desktop - text entry cursor being shy


I am setting up a text entry on a text icon:


teicon.txt.autoSize = 0;

teicon.txt._height = 26;

teicon.txt._width = 263;

//teicon.txt.border = 1;

teicon.txt.type = "input";

teicon.txt.selectable = 1;

teicon.txt.multiline = 0;

myTF = new TextFormat();

//myTF.font = "Arial";

myTF.font = "Arial Bold";

myTF.size = 16;



teicon.txt.text = "";



When this executes, the cursor appears as expected at index 0 and the user starts typing.


A "show answers" routine may pull the focus from that while text is being input (the cursor is in the box).


So I store the existing text and clear the box 


prevtext = teicon.txt.text;

teicon.txt.text = "";


Then the user comes back from the subroutine, I set it back up:


teicon.txt.text = prevtext;


//Selection.setFocus(teicon); //tried this as well


Which fills the text entry back up, and even accepts keys if I start typing.

But no cursor.

I need to click the mouse back in the box to get a cursor there again.


Setting the focus puts the cursor there initially, but not the second time around.



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