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target Value returned: a text string that identifies the object that originally receives a message sent by HyperCard or by the
send keyword. If an object does not have a name,
the target returns its ID.
short return various forms of an object’s name as with the property
the name. (Click Related Topics for more information about
the abbreviated target is the same as
HyperTalk distinguishes between
the target and
the target always returns a string that identifies an object, but the single word
target is a container.
the target is a button or field,
target refers to the contents of that button or field. If not,
target returns an error.
the short target
the long target
the abbreviated target
the abbrev target
the abbr target
put word 2 of the clickLine into N
select line N of the target -- a field
if the target contains "button" then ...
else if the target contains "field" then ...
-- Since the Run the Script button sends a message to the demo script
-- field, the target is set to it while this handler runs.
answer "The target is:" && the target
answer "target (a container) is:" & return & return & ¬
char 1 to 200 of target -- string must be < 255 chars
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