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ORhopeless
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How to set a text label to be unselectable

What i'm trying to do is have a validation error label display on top of a text box, without having the label "block" the selection of the text box.

 

So, something that looks like that attached image:

 

The issue i run into is that as soon as the red text label is visable, if the user clicks in that area, the text input box doen't get focus. How can i set this up so that the red text is visable, but the text input is 'on top' for purposes of the user selection?

 

Try as i might, i could not find a solution to this. I know it's a relatively petty issue, as i could resolve it by having the red text above or below the text box etc, but i'm a petty man so couldn't let it go.

 

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ORhopeless
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The issue was that with the text input brought to front, it would cover the label. So even with visable=true, it would be behind the text input box. This made me realize that it can be resolved by simply setting the text input box to transparent, placing the label behind it, and then a 3rd box behind them both with the fill/color to achieve the same visual effect.  Thanks all!

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leyburn19
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I would look at Setting the visble property of the label to false when the user attempts to click in the box. It will disappear but the use would likely have to selct the box again now.

I think i see what you mean. To have the label's onselect set the label's visable to false, so the user would end up selecting the label once, but on their second attempt would hit the text box? I suppose to also trigger a timer to bring the error message back after a couple seconds, to avoid the scenario where a user just clicks away the error and thinks they're in the clear. 

 

Not ideal, but a possible stop-gap option. 

Hi @ORhopeless 

Do you want that if the Label is visible the Label will not block the TextInput?

I’ve made a similar test as follows:

Set the Label’s Visible: If(IsNumeric(TextInput2.Text),true,false) S

et the Textinput: bring to front.

As the Textinput is front, the Label’s visible will not effect the TextInput.test423.jpg

 

 

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Community Support Team _ Phoebe Liu

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ORhopeless
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The issue was that with the text input brought to front, it would cover the label. So even with visable=true, it would be behind the text input box. This made me realize that it can be resolved by simply setting the text input box to transparent, placing the label behind it, and then a 3rd box behind them both with the fill/color to achieve the same visual effect.  Thanks all!

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