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set [the] showLines of field ¬ to trueOrFalse

The showLines property returns or sets whether the text baselines of a field appear. It corresponds to the Show Lines check box in a Field Info dialog box.

The default value is false (meaning that the baselines are invisible).

Setting the showLines property to true sets the fixedLineHeight property to true. Setting the showLines to false has no effect on the fixedLineHeight.

Note: The showLines property has no effect for scrolling fields.


set the showLines of bkgnd field "First Name" to true

Demo Script

on showMyLines
  set showLines of bkgnd field "demo script" to "true"
  set the style of bkgnd field "demo script" to rect -- to show lines 
  wait 2 seconds
  set the style of bkgnd field "demo script" to scrolling
  set showLines of bkgnd field "demo script" to "false"
end showMyLines


An expression that identifies a field by name, number, or id using one of the following forms (in AppleScript, use “background” in place of “bkgnd”):

card field id posInteger [of card ]card field text [of card ] -- namecard field posInteger [of card ]ordinal card field [of card ]

[bkgnd] field id posInteger [of card ][bkgnd] field text [of card ] -- name[bkgnd] field posInteger [of card ]ordinal [bkgnd] field [of card ]

For example:

card field id 3894
card field "My Notes"
card field 1
first card field
background field 3 of card 1
When used inside a field script in HyperTalk:
When a field receives a message:[the] target

A field can also be referred to as a part when you’re talking about its position among all buttons and fields within the same card or background.

Any expression that evaluates to the HyperTalk and AppleScript constants true or false.

For example:

the hilite of bg btn "Yes"
fld "Zip" contains "95014"
the short name of this stack is "Fred"

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