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Auto Keyboard Selection and command list.

Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:03 am
by Redlance305
Created a WebApp for the iphone (best example of my question). Surf to the site from and iOS device: http://mdcps.info

You'll notice the keyboard changes depending on what input is required. Numeric displays the numeric keypad, alpha, etc.

Anyone know how to make keypad selection in livecode? Or do we always get the standard keyboard?

And is there a list of iOS specific commands and functions?

Thanks
~David

Re: Auto Keyboard Selection and command list.

Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:19 am
by ctflatt
David:

From the ios_prerelease_handbook.pdf:

"Surprisingly, the SDK does not provide direct control over the iPhoneOS software keyboard."

Don't know if this answers your question, but thought I remembered seeing it there...

Re: Auto Keyboard Selection and command list.

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:35 pm
by Redlance305
Good Day..

Where to we find examples/instructions/commands for the new iOS keyboard function?

- Ability to detect when iOS keyboard shown/hidden
- Ability to configure iOS keyboard type and 'return-key' type

One of the key features we are waiting for, allowing for easier/quicker input by the user.
Display the correct keyboard for the action being taken.

Thanks
~David

Re: Auto Keyboard Selection and command list.

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:21 pm
by Klaus
Hi David,

you can find this in the iOS release notes in Menu: Help
Will open the PDF, look for -> "Configuring keyboard type"...


Best

Klaus

Re: Auto Keyboard Selection and command list.

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:49 pm
by Redlance305
Sorry to be a pain.

Have updated to LiveCode 4.5.3, even updated my Xcode.

Did a help search for "Configuring keyboard type" & "keyboard type". All I am getting halfway closed is how to change the country code for keyboard through system prefs.

Is the PDF online anywhere? Perhaps a PDF that explains/examples all the new features?

We are trying, moved from Visual Basic and Real Basic to LiveCode. Little bit of a learning curve but we are getting there. LiveCode seems much more able, with a little visual difference.

Again, thanks!
~David

Re: Auto Keyboard Selection and command list.

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:04 pm
by RickD
David:

On page 18 of the iOS Release Notes.pdf "Revision 16 - 2011-01-07" you will find how to configure the keyboard type and returnkey settings.
You should have this pdf as part of your dmg download. You can access it throught the LiveCode Help menu under iOS Release Notes.

Cheers

Re: Auto Keyboard Selection and command list.

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:14 pm
by Klaus
Hi David,

please choose menu: Help -> iOS Release Notes
This is NOT in the actual help files of LiveCode.

The PDF is inside of the Application bundle:
LiveCode 4.5.3.app/Contents/Tools/iOS Release Notes.pdf


Best

Klaus

Re: Auto Keyboard Selection and command list.

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:22 pm
by Redlance305
Thank you!

Very neat place to hide documentation. Found it, printed and already added to our set of manuals.

~David

Re: Auto Keyboard Selection and command list.

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:55 pm
by Klaus
Hi David,

I always check these neat places first in every new version! 8)

And I gave you a hint in one of my earlier postings:
## you can find this in the iOS release notes in Menu: Help


Best

Klaus