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  • Copy Paste Buttons

    Using the example provided, I would like to copy selected text from the directions field and paste the "copied" text in the next record using the "copy" & "paste" buttons. Can anyone please show me how this is done. Thank you in advance

  • #2
    Re: Copy Paste Buttons

    Hi Jon,

    What is wrong with using right mouse click, select copy, create new record and then right mouse click select paste?
    Regards
    Keith Hubert
    Alpha Guild Member
    London.
    KHDB Management Systems
    Skype = keith.hubert


    For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!

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    • #3
      Re: Copy Paste Buttons

      Your zip list does not have the adb file for the database.

      But you can do this by also selecting ctrl+c and then ctrl+v

      You can also look at field rules default value and set the field based on the 'use previous value'

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      • #4
        Re: Copy Paste Buttons

        Hi Mark,

        To copy the entire text would be very straight forward, as you have pointed out.

        Just in case you missed Jon's question
        copy selected text from the directions field
        So I dont think Previous Values would help in this situation.

        Unfortunately I dont have a better answer.
        Regards
        Keith Hubert
        Alpha Guild Member
        London.
        KHDB Management Systems
        Skype = keith.hubert


        For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!

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        • #5
          Re: Copy Paste Buttons

          Keith and Mark, thank you for your replies. I appreciate and I'm familiar with both your solutions but was hoping there was a way to place a button on the form that when pressed would copy selected text, the user would then create a new or an open an existing record, press the paste button and the previously copied text would be pasted.
          Last edited by jbk; 10-31-2009, 10:30 AM.

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          • #6
            Re: Copy Paste Buttons

            Jon,

            How is the user to select the text you want copied? If they are highlighting the text with a mouse, then why cant they use right click?
            Regards
            Keith Hubert
            Alpha Guild Member
            London.
            KHDB Management Systems
            Skype = keith.hubert


            For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!

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            • #7
              Re: Copy Paste Buttons

              Jon,

              How is the user to select the text you want copied?

              If they are highlighting the text with a mouse, then why cant they use right click?
              Regards
              Keith Hubert
              Alpha Guild Member
              London.
              KHDB Management Systems
              Skype = keith.hubert


              For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!

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              • #8
                Re: Copy Paste Buttons

                try this onpush buttons

                ctext defined in form variables. I don't know how large a text block can be handled.


                Code:
                var->ctext = parentform:directions.value  'copy button
                parentform:directions.value = var->ctext  'paste button
                Dave Mason
                [email protected]
                Skype is dave.mason46

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                • #9
                  Re: Copy Paste Buttons

                  Since the 'Directions' field is a memo type..... I typed memo in the help index and the first subitem is Copying selected text

                  Using the example code I came up with this for the copy button
                  Code:
                  dim ptr as P
                  
                  Directions.activate()
                  ptr = ui_editor_get()
                  ptr.copy()
                  and this for the paste button
                  Code:
                  dim ptr as P
                  
                  Directions.activate()
                  ptr = ui_editor_get()
                  ptr.paste()
                  This works for memo fields because it seems that the memo editor remembers what is selected. For regular fields when you reactivate them from within the button code (needed because the button takes the focus when you push it) the portion that was selected is not remembered.

                  But then again you could always use right click ... oh wait, that has already been mentioned ;)
                  Tim Kiebert
                  Eagle Creek Citrus
                  A complex system that does not work is invariably found to have evolved from a simpler system that worked just fine.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Copy Paste Buttons

                    Hi Tim,

                    Would the paste command also work for text that was selected from another source? eg An email.
                    Regards
                    Keith Hubert
                    Alpha Guild Member
                    London.
                    KHDB Management Systems
                    Skype = keith.hubert


                    For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!

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                    • #11
                      Re: Copy Paste Buttons

                      The paste() will paste what ever happens to be on the clipboard.
                      Tim Kiebert
                      Eagle Creek Citrus
                      A complex system that does not work is invariably found to have evolved from a simpler system that worked just fine.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Copy Paste Buttons

                        Thanks Tim for the code. I added an single line of code for the copy button and it seems to work just fine. I know that the user could just right click, but our memo fields sometimes have alot of info and by placing a button so select all with a press of a button is should we say more convenient or lazy... Thanks

                        dim ptr as P

                        Directions.activate()
                        topparent.select_text(1,9999999)
                        ptr = ui_editor_get()
                        ptr.copy()

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                        • #13
                          Re: Copy Paste Buttons

                          Search the help file for clipboard. It has everything you need.

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