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Copy and Paste Functionality: Needs Some Intervention

January 25, 2011 No Comments

A member of the ChevronWP7 team has come forward on their blog to talk details on some of the updates coming up. He went on to explain that the upcoming Copy & Paste function will not be working automatically in every 3rd party app. In order for the function to work, the app has to use the textbox to render the text.

The biggest one being, copy and paste is ONLY supported on the textbox control in 3rd party apps.  When I say supported, I’m talking about the OS automagically recognising the input control and giving the user the fancy text selection picker with a “copy” button.

One issue I have noticed though is certain apps don’t actually use the textbox to render read-only text.  For example, the Twitter for Windows Phone app, when you’ve clicked on a tweet to either view it or click on a link, the text isn”t rendered in a TextBox control.  Unfortunately you’re not going to get copy & paste there. The simple fix is to change to a textbox control for scenarios where a user might need to copy some text into the clipboard but it requires some effort from application developers.




He also goes on to say that the speed boost is very REAL. I am very excited to the update (any day now)

Source: My Coding Adventures Via MobilityDigest


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