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New Developer
Posts: 35
Registered: ‎09-28-2013
My Device: Dev Alpha B
My Carrier: Movistar
Accepted Solution

Call functions from Label Text

I have a text that contains usernames ("@username") and hastags ("#hashtag") and I want to execute a function when one is clicked, like Twitter when you click a username it opens the profile page.


Currently I am splitting the text to another Label every time a username or hastag is found and adding a tap handler.


Is there another way to accomplish it?

Regular Contributor
Posts: 56
Registered: ‎06-25-2012
My Device: non-blackberry user
My Carrier: Airtel

Re: Call functions from Label Text

Hello Gaspertrix,


I generally use the following code to achieve this:



if(event.isUp()) {

console.log("Label is clicked !!")




Let me know if it works for you also !!

Posts: 889
Registered: ‎08-31-2009
My Device: 9530, 9630, 9800, 8530, 9900, 9810, 9930, PlayBook, Dev Alpha
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Call functions from Label Text

You are better off using a tap handler for this, so it doesn't accidentally trigger during things like scrolls.


    text:"Your Text"

                //custom javascript here


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Posts: 749
Registered: ‎12-16-2008
My Device: BlackBerry Z30
My Carrier: Bell

Re: Call functions from Label Text

Are you trying to let the user invoke Twitter itself, or have your own custom behaviour?


You can take a look at the ActiveTextHander: https://developer.blackberry.com/native/reference/cascades/bb__cascades__activetexthandler.html

Paul Bernhardt
Application Development Consultant

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New Developer
Posts: 35
Registered: ‎09-28-2013
My Device: Dev Alpha B
My Carrier: Movistar

Re: Call functions from Label Text

That's exactly what I was looking for.