Adding TextField Popup behaviour to (Programming) Guide 46/51846/4
authorAgnelo Vaz <>
Mon, 16 Nov 2015 12:26:33 +0000 (12:26 +0000)
committerAgnelo Vaz <>
Tue, 17 Nov 2015 16:43:22 +0000 (16:43 +0000)
Change-Id: I370988ae201d0b3ecabb62061bf9fb57b8f78930
Signed-off-by: Agnelo Vaz <>
docs/content/images/text-controls/EmptyTextAndNoContentToPaste.png [new file with mode: 0644]
docs/content/images/text-controls/EmptyTextClipboardHasContent.png [new file with mode: 0644]
docs/content/images/text-controls/SelectAllWhitespace.png [new file with mode: 0644]
docs/content/images/text-controls/SelectWhitespaceAfterText.png [new file with mode: 0644]
docs/content/images/text-controls/SelectingText.png [new file with mode: 0644]
docs/content/images/text-controls/TapAfterCopyingText.png [new file with mode: 0644]

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@@ -70,6 +70,28 @@ field.SetProperty( TextField::Property::HORIZONTAL_ALIGNMENT, "BEGIN" ); // "CEN
 field.HorizontalAlignment = "BEGIN"; // "CENTER" or "END"
+### Copy and Paste  (Selection)
+Text can be selected by a long press or double tapping it.   Depending on certain conditions a popup could be shown giving options including [CUT][COPY][PASTE], [SELECT ALL] or [CLIPBOARD]. Below these conditions will be explained.
+[CUT] or [COPY] send the selected text to the clipboard ready to be pasted directly or via the clipboard UI.   Pressing [PASTE] will paste the top item from the clipboard (what has just been copied, possibly from another application).  If the system supports a clipboard UI this can be displayed by pressing the [CLIPBOARD] button.
+Empty text means the user has not inputted any text, a TextField containing special characters or purely whitespace is not empty.
+Below shows how the popup will look depending on the state of the TextField
+|  |  |
+| Condition: Long press/double tap when empty text but clipboard has content  |  Condition: Long press/double tap when TextField contains text |
+|[PASTE][CLIPBOARD] buttons shown| [CUT][COPY], [SELECT ALL] unless all text selected and [PASTE][CLIPBOARD] if content to paste. |
+|    ![ ](../assets/img/text-controls/EmptyTextClipboardHasContent.png) ![ ](./EmptyTextClipboardHasContent.png) |   ![ ](../assets/img/text-controls/SelectingText.png) ![ ](./SelectingText.png) |
+| Condition: Long press/double tap popup when TextField contains just whitespace | Condition: Empty text & clipboard empty |
+| Whitespace treated as regular text, [CUT][COPY] shown and [PASTE][CLIPBOARD] if content to paste. As all text is selected there is no need for [SELECT ALL] |  No popup shown after longpress/double tap|
+|  ![ ](../assets/img/text-controls/SelectAllWhitespace.png) ![ ](./SelectAllWhitespace.png) | ![ ](../assets/img/text-controls/EmptyTextAndNoContentToPaste.png) ![ ](./EmptyTextAndNoContentToPaste.png)|
+| Condition: Longpress/(double tap) on whitespace which is following text | Condition: Tapping text or panning grab handle |
+| [PASTE][CLIPBOARD] shown if something to paste. [SELECT ALL] as more text to select | If content in clipboard [PASTE][CLIPBOARD] popup will be shown. |
+| ![ ](../assets/img/text-controls/SelectWhitespaceAfterText.png) ![ ](./SelectWhitespaceAfterText.png) | ![ ](../assets/img/text-controls/TapAfterCopyingText.png) ![ ](./TapAfterCopyingText.png) |
 ### TextField Decorations
 #### Color