event.oldText

Type String
Event userInput
Revision Current Public Release (2017.3135)
Keywords userInput, oldText

Overview

The characters present in the TextField or TextBox before any new characters were typed for the event.

Gotchas

Example

local defaultField

local function textListener( event )
    if ( event.phase == "editing" ) then
        print( event.oldText )
    end
end

defaultField = native.newTextField( 150, 150, 180, 30 )
defaultField:addEventListener( "userInput", textListener )