Copy pasting long codes

   #1  

iichel

Verified VCDS User
Verified
Joined
Aug 10, 2016
Messages
1,964
Reaction score
2,353
Location
Eindhoven, NB, NL
VCDS Serial number
C?ID=284912
Hi all,

I've noticed a few difficulties from users when they are copy-pasting a long coding from the forum to the VCDS.

After they type the coding manually, it does work.

I'm not sure why, it doesn't seem like the forum is using a different character set.
I'm pasting the codes I generated myself from Excel 2019 (MacOS) into Google Chrome. The same as I did on the old vBulletin forum.
 
Last edited:
   #2  

PetrolDave

Verified VCDS User
Verified
Joined
Dec 16, 2014
Messages
3,997
Reaction score
3,981
Location
South Molton, UK
VCDS Serial number
C?ID=1423
When the code is copied from the forum does an extra trailing (or leading space) get copied too? I've noticed this happen on other forums when copying text.
 
   #3  

Uwe

Benevolent Dictator
Staff member
Joined
Jan 29, 2014
Messages
30,462
Reaction score
21,730
Location
USA
VCDS Serial number
HC100001
Scratching head. The characters used in a hexadecimal number should be the same in every character set.

What I do when I copy something and get spurious formatting and other stuff with it that I don't want is to paste it into Notepad first, then re-copy it before pasting it into its final destination. Doing that will generally strip all things except the text. Can you try doing this on the way into the forum please? XF does try to do a lot more fancy things in posts than VB did. Another thing to try is flip to into plain text mode using the gear icon on the right end of the menu when composing a message that contains long coding strings.

-Uwe-
 
   #4  

Hawkeye9723

Verified VCDS User
Verified
Joined
Dec 9, 2019
Messages
35
Reaction score
14
Location
USA
VCDS Serial number
C?ID=389466
what about putting long coding strings inside the CODE tag like we do with auto-scans?
 
   #5  

Uwe

Benevolent Dictator
Staff member
Joined
Jan 29, 2014
Messages
30,462
Reaction score
21,730
Location
USA
VCDS Serial number
HC100001
what about putting long coding strings inside the CODE tag like we do with auto-scans?
That's been done in some of the messages linked above, but I'm not sure whether it was done at the time the concern was raised.

FWIW, the old vB4 software would insert a spurious blank space into some coding strings that it thought were too long....

-Uwe-
 
   #6  

DV52

Verified VCDS User
Verified
Joined
May 16, 2014
Messages
3,705
Reaction score
4,125
Location
Melbourne, Australia
VCDS Serial number
C?ID=194404
@Uwe: I've noticed an interesting characteristic of the new forum software related to "toggle BB code" switch (the gear-symbol at the end of top-line).

For example, If I copy-and-paste cells from MS Excel into a post that isn't using the BB code view, I get this:
ENG116946-ENG116067-Leuchte10SHUTTER LB23-Dimmwert AB 10127
ENG116946-ENG116071-Leuchte10SHUTTER LB23-Dimmwert CD 100

But- if I first change to BB code view and then I do the same, I get this:
ENG116946-ENG116067-Leuchte10SHUTTER LB23-Dimmwert AB 10 127
ENG116946-ENG116071-Leuchte10SHUTTER LB23-Dimmwert CD 10 0

So, it seems that when in the BB code view - the copy-and-paste facility doesn't import any formatting into the pasted information.

Perhaps this might solve @iichel long-code string issue - maybe?

Don
 
   #7  

Uwe

Benevolent Dictator
Staff member
Joined
Jan 29, 2014
Messages
30,462
Reaction score
21,730
Location
USA
VCDS Serial number
HC100001
Yeah, the editor here can do strange things. I use the toggle quite a bit myself depending on what I'm doing. There's the quasi-WYSIWYG mode where all the other icons in the toolbar are enabled, and there's what I'll call the "plain" view where all except the "gear" are disabled. In the former, the editor takes whatever is in the clipboard and attempts to format it, but in the latter, which I think you're calling "BB code view", I believe it discards everything except the text.

-Uwe-
 
Top