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ScriptUI bug with InDesign 2021, impossible to type in EditText

Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 28, 2021 Apr 28, 2021

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There seems to be a new ScriptUI bug in InDesign 2021 on Windows.

If you create a window with an EditText widget, and set the EditText to be active (which is theoretically supposed to give it the keyboard focus) it becomes impossible to type anything in it.

Ironically, not setting it to "active" is okay.

Here's a test script:

 

testWindow();

function testWindow(){
	var x,w;
	w = new Window("dialog", "Type something...");
	x = w.add("editText");
	x.characters = 20;
	x.active = true;
	w.show();
}

 

 If this is run on Windows 10 with InDesign 2021 I'm not managing to type anything into the text field.

But changing x.active to "false", or commenting out that line, fixes the problem (although the text field then does not have the keyboard focus, of course).

Seems to be ok on MacOS. And InDesign 2020 on Windows.

Can anyone confirm?

Thanks,

Ariel

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Apr 28, 2021 Apr 28, 2021

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Hi Ariel, Your sample script worked for me on ID 16.1 x64 on Windows 10. The box had active focus upon execution and I was able to type into it. If it matters, I ran it through the Script panel, not the Toolkit or VS Code. 

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Hmm. Just tried it myself again after restarting InDesign, and as you say, it seems to work ok. However, this has happened intermittently for a while now, so I guess I still need to figure out what triggers it. It's not quite as simple as I had hoped!

Thanks for the feedback!

Ariel

 

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Apr 28, 2021 Apr 28, 2021

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It works for me as expected: no problem occurs when run both from ESTK and the scripts panel.

Windows 10 (version 1909), InDesign 16.1 x64.

— Kas

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Apr 29, 2021 Apr 29, 2021

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Hi Ariel,

Works fine here: ID 16.1.x64 / Win 10 Pro 1909.

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Apr 29, 2021 Apr 29, 2021

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Hi Ariel,

tested your code with:

German InDesign 2021 version 16.1.0.20

Windows 10 Pro 2004

No issues.

 

More details on Prerelease.

All fine also there.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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Thanks Uwe!

 

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