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the clickChunk
Value returned: character chunk expression equal to the word the user clicked or the longest range of characters with the text style Group around the character that the user clicked (if the text has been grouped)

The text style Group allows the clickChunk to extend beyond word boundaries.

The chunk expression returned has the following form:

char posInteger to posInteger ¬ of container

Demo Script

on clickDemo
   toggleActiveText true -- make sure grouped text is visible
   answer "Click any text in the Demo Script." & return & ¬
   "Click text with the gray underline (grouped text) to get phrases."
   wait until the mouseClick
   get the clickChunk
   select it
   wait 1 second
   answer "The chunk of text that you clicked was  “" & it & "”."
 end clickDemo


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

« charToNum | HyperTalk Reference | clickH and clickV »

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