[IronPython] focus and selecting text in a TextBox with IronPython

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Thu Mar 25 20:44:09 CET 2010

On 25/03/2010 19:33, Ken MacDonald wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 7:27 PM, Ken MacDonald <drken567 at gmail.com 
> <mailto:drken567 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Hi,
>     Using WPF. I'll give the Start/Length a try....
>     Ken
> OK, I tried that in various flavors, still not working. The selection 
> itself appears to be working; if I un-comment the "Cut()" at the end, 
> I click into the box and the existing text disappears. Without the 
> Cut(), if I click into the box, the caret appears at the end of the 
> existing text, the text is NOT highlighted (as in Ctrl-A, which works 
> fine), and typing just appends to the existing text. Any clues 
> appreciated. I've been trying to get this working for several days 
> now, and everything I've found seems to indicate this should work.

Hi Ken,

Can you repeat your requirements, I'll try to suggest some code.


> Ken
>         def guest_name_keyboard_focus(self, sender, args):
>             print("got focus!")
>             textbox = self.control("NewGuestName")
>             #textbox.SelectAll()
>             textbox.Focus()
>             textbox.SelectionStart = 0
>             textbox.SelectionLength = len(textbox.Text)
>             #textbox.Cut() <=== works if un-commented
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