[Gambas-user] How to make Textbox only accept alphabetic and numbers characters

John Dovey dovey.john at gmail.com
Fri May 14 15:24:20 CEST 2021

Actually, I was surprised by the content of this list when I joined. My
expectation was that because it was called “user” it would be restricted to
more beginner type stuff.
I honestly expected to discover that there was a “-dev” list for developers
of Gambas itself and/or components etc which would take a lot of the *much*
more advanced stuff off this list.
I’d subscribe to both of course, but would lurk pretty hard on the dev list.
It’s a little intimidating for most people to ask a question like “How to I
get a bee form to open when I click on a link” in the same forum where
people are talking about way more advanced stuff.
I see it as a natural progression. Noobs become experts after tome (those
who stick with it anyway) and being able to ask noob type questions is an
important part of that process.
The documentation is really really difficult sometimes to get your head
around, where little code snippets with an explanation make things a lot
Where I first encountered this was the gb.settings.
Having the little piece of example code that showed saving and loading
window position made it crystal clear to me. At first I couldn’t figure it
out. My mistake was trying to find the “group” key and the sample code
showed me it’s included when you call the class.

Having that sort of thing answered on a “user” list makes sense.

Anyway, be that as it may, I’m only too grateful to have discovered Gambas
and all the various resources which are available


On Fri, May 14, 2021 at 3:56 AM Bruce Steers <bsteers4 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, 14 May 2021 at 07:35, Bruce <adamnt42 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 14/5/21 3:42 pm, Christof Thalhofer wrote:
>> > I guess we won't stay with mailman forever (AFAIK this is a mailman-only
>> > feature)
>> We mightn't have chocolate forever either but that doesn't mean we can't
>> eat it now. :-)
>> and we should also consider: Do we really need this?
>> I suppose some people may find it useful.
> I think a beginners list "no such thing as a silly question" is the answer.
> Topic setting will be to complicated or unknown for some
> Or and advanced list for people who don't want to answer/see newb questions
> Or just don't give a crap Bruce.
> My whole "only ask advanced questions here" ethos has developed from you
> having a go at me for not searching the list archives.
> This thread has swung this way because you had a go at the poster of this
> mail.
> Perhaps an introduction message could help. Or a bit of info on the
> emailing list sign up page to warn people that this is not just a beginners
> list but also has advanced users and is the list for gambas development
> itself.
> That "silly" questions because you have not read the docs very well or
> searched through mail archives may return an annoyed answer for those who
> have answered the same question too many times.
> To be clear, I do not care. I just joined this thread to help get a
> resolve here. I personally do not mind helping the newbs.
> BruceS
> ----[ http://gambaswiki.org/wiki/doc/netiquette ]----
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