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set [the] dontWrap of field ¬ to trueOrFalse

The dontWrap property returns or sets whether a field wraps text that is longer than the width of the field or instead truncates the viewable text at the right edge of the field. (In HyperTalk, a return character determines a line.)

This property corresponds to the Don’t Wrap option in a Field Info dialog box.

Truncated viewable text isn't lost. If you set the dontWrap to true, the “missing” text appears in the field.

This property is set to true when autoSelect is set to true; and it sets autoSelect to false when it is set to false.


set the dontWrap of card field "Index" of last card to false

Demo Script

on toggleWrap
  set the cursor to watch
  set the dontWrap of me to true
  wait 2 sec
  set the dontWrap of me to false
end toggleWrap
-- Here is some text that will illustrate the dontWrap feature:
-- Normally, when dontWrap is set to false, the text wraps to the next display line of the field.
-- When dontWrap is set to true, the text does not wrap to the next line; the field looks more like a list.


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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