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[SUGGESTION] InputText OnFocusAction

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Re: [SUGGESTION] InputText OnFocusAction

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Cariboudjan wrote: August 3rd, 2021, 3:00 pm Would love it if at least Rainmeter were changed to ignore focus to an Input Text Box entirely. Leaving the existing OnFocus/OnUnfocus actions untriggered while the Input Text Box has focus in windows.
Even so I wonder how they will do that. When InputText is created, it doesn't have any characteristics that say that it is from Rainmeter. It is just an independent window. Even the window handles are random for the same input text.

I guess they have to rethink the InputText altogether.
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Re: [SUGGESTION] InputText OnFocusAction

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Rephrasing, I mean the skin of which the input text box was activated from should retain official focus, and any focus to an input text box itself (since the box is its own window) should be ignored entirely by Rainmeter. Focus remains on the skin which the input text box was activated from and remain so until that skin loses focus by some other means.
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Re: [SUGGESTION] InputText OnFocusAction

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Cariboudjan wrote: August 3rd, 2021, 5:04 pm Rephrasing, I mean the skin of which the input text box was activated from should retain official focus, and any focus to an input text box itself (since the box is its own window) should be ignored entirely by Rainmeter. Focus remains on the skin which the input text box was activated from and remain so until that skin loses focus by some other means.
If you are using a input field, focus needs to stay there. If the text field is not a part of the skin itself, the skin will lose focus. This is how Windows does things.
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Re: [SUGGESTION] InputText OnFocusAction

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Cariboudjan wrote: August 3rd, 2021, 3:00 pm Would love it if at least Rainmeter were changed to ignore focus to an Input Text Box entirely.
If I'm not wrong, this would violate the backward compatibility principle. At least this is my (maybe wrong?) opinion....
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Re: [SUGGESTION] InputText OnFocusAction

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Cariboudjan wrote: August 3rd, 2021, 5:04 pmand any focus to an input text box itself (since the box is its own window) should be ignored entirely by Rainmeter
I understand the rephrase and see what you mean, but unfortunately, I believe this would also break the input text's FocusDismiss and OnDismissAction, if those are based (like I suspect they are) on Windows' focus events as well. :confused:

That being said, I'm just mostly speculating here. I could be wrong...
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balala wrote: August 3rd, 2021, 6:42 pm If I'm not wrong, this would violate the backward compatibility principle. At least this is my (maybe wrong?) opinion....
If it is a new plugin then it would not violate anything ;)
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Re: [SUGGESTION] InputText OnFocusAction

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Active Colors wrote: August 4th, 2021, 9:14 am If it is a new plugin then it would not violate anything ;)
Was it about a new plugin? Sorry, I didn't notice...
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Re: [SUGGESTION] InputText OnFocusAction

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One more alternative: if it's only about not executing the focus / unfocus bang sequence when it's an input text stealing the focus, then I believe this could be achieved by a left mouse up on the meter associated with the input text setting a variable indicating that an input text received focus, passing the variable value to the other skin(s) of concern through a skin based set variable, then, in the other skin(s), execute the bang sequence(s) only if the value passed earlier is not indicating an input text stole the focus. Obviously, the variable would be reset to 0 or whatever on the input text's on focus dismiss.

Basically, this won't ignore the focus / unfocus actions themselves, just the execution of the bang sequences that make up those actions, more or less achieving the desired goal.