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the selectedChunk
Value returned: a character chunk expression that indicates the range of characters currently highlighted

If nothing is highlighted, the selectedChunk returns empty. The chunk expression returned has the following form:

char posInteger to posInteger ¬ of container

Demo Script

on selectedChunkDemo
    select text of field "Title"
    wait 15
    answer "The selectedChunk is:" & return & the selectedChunk
  end selectedChunkDemo


An expression that evaluates to a positive integer.

For example:
67 mod 13
the number of bg fields
the number of backgrounds
the number of cards div 2
See also: background, bkgnd, button, card, chunk, field, menu, and menuItem

HyperTalk DefinitionA place where you can store and retrieve a value.

There are six types of containers in HyperCard: a variable, a button, a field, the selection, the Message box, and menus.

[the] selection
the Message box
btn 3
bg btn "Names"
card field 1
bkgnd field "Total"
menu 2
menu "Edit"
Additionally, you can refer to a button or field by its part number:

card part 1
last background part
AppleScript DefinitionAn object that contains one or more other objects, known as elements of the container. In a reference, the container specifies where to find an object. You specify containers with the reserved words of or in.

You can also use the possesive form ('s) to specify containers. For example, in

first window's name
the container is first window. The object it contains is a name property.

Related Topics

« selectedButton | HyperTalk Reference | selectedField »

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