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set [the] multipleLines of field ¬ to trueOrFalse

The multipleLines property returns or sets whether a user can extend the range of highlighted lines in a list field .

When the multipleLines is true, the user can extend highlighted lines either by shift-clicking any point before or after the insertion point in a field or by dragging through text.

MultipleLines appears as the “Multiple Lines” option in the Field Info dialog box, where it is disabled if autoSelect is set to false.

To learn which lines are selected, get the selectedLine of field.

To learn the contents of those lines, get the selectedText of field.

To preselect lines, use select line x [to y] of field


get the multipleLines of field 6

if the multipleLines of field list is true
then answer "You may choose three items in this 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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