View Full Version : Working on calculator script - help please

08 August 2006, 02:34 PM
Hey guys

I have a Backspace button, and i want when i click it one space to be deleted in the textField...

I downloaded some scripts but they don't have backspace button...

Someone has any ideas how to do that?

08 August 2006, 11:20 PM

rowColumnLayout -nc 2;

textField -text "Im a string of text" nphText;

button -l "Backspace" -c "nphBackspace";


proc nphBackspace()


string $text = `textField -q -text nphText`;

textField -e -text (startString($text, (size($text)-1))) nphText;


here you are.

grabs text from field, takes it size - 1 and uses that for startString command.
startString is really usefull, it just takes the string and outputs from the start through the number of chars you told it.

then i just set that text back into the text field.

Let me know if that isnt a broken down anough section of code, I can certainly expand that out for you.

08 August 2006, 01:35 AM
I had no idea about this function startString :) Wonderfull

Thanks for the info

PS : I solved this problem today using the subString function...

Take care Bro :)

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