GraffitiTextField supports GotFocus, LostFocus, has an EnterPressed event, and a whole lot more. If you’re looking for something more like a searchable popupmenu, GraffitiPopupMenu may be better suited to the task to reduce round trip messaging to show/hide the list based on events.
Yes, but in my experience once people get started down the GraffitiSuite path, they find much more that they want to incorporate. At any rate, sorry my recommendation wasn’t helpful. I hope you find what you need.
If it is a bug that has been fixed the fix should have been offered in a point release. There is a strong argument for the functionality being a reasonable expectation, without which the product or a large part of it is rendered unfit for purpose.
As I indicated I am absolutely stunned to find a textField that does not trigger gotFocus on a mouse click.
Have a look at the Web SDK. You can do whatever you want. A major goal of the Web 2.0 rewrite was to minimize the bandwidth between client and server. Out of the box, focus events don’t require a round trip from the browser to the server, which is a win for most projects. If you require that functionality, you can code it.
No disrespect was intended. Verifying (for myself) that the bug is fixed in a later version wouldn’t be very useful because there is an $800 barrier to utilising the later version. At this point the project I am working on does not have a spare $800, around 10% of the milestone budget, to spend on development tools.
I am not going to be chasing any geese, thank you for your concern. Xojo can do as it likes and I can believe what I like. I don’t believe I need to prove pointer driven focus events are a fundamental concept and core requirement of event driven visual programming tools. I do not believe quoting terms and conditions generally excuses selling product of dubious merchantable quality and demanding customers cover the cost of rendering it useful. At this stage I am starting to believe committing any more to Xojo would be throwing good money after bad.
Thanks. I will give it a go when I am back in the office tomorrow and report back.
The requirement at this point is for very basic controls. I do not doubt that Graffiti Suite and MBS and Chillkat are all worth their cost in the right use case. I am not in those use cases.
My business provides network solutions that occasionally require narrow scope software development in the region of hours, days, weeks, a month or two at most. RAD tools have been a part of that business for over 25 years now. In the past I used Real Basic and Real Studio but stepped away at the transition to Xojo. I purchased a Xojo Pro license in 2020 to add TLS1.2 to some of our internal tools.
I am currently assessing whether Xojo Pro has any hope of paying for itself by leveraging a customer’s cloud integration project with a ‘meagre’ front end requirement. I have already done the heavy lifting with PHP. If I have to resort to the Xojo WebSDK I may as well go straight to java-script with the reams of free to use controls that comes with.