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by hypercardjdowns
Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Rotate Button or Text
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Re: Rotate Button or Text

Thanks, Klaus!

J.
by hypercardjdowns
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Rotate Button or Text
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Re: Rotate Button or Text

Well, that's a bummer. Makes customization of the text much more challenging.

Thanks again,
J.
by hypercardjdowns
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Rotate Button or Text
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Rotate Button or Text

I would like to have a series of buttons down the right edge of the screen with the text rotated 90 degrees. I can't find a property to rotate a button or label text. Little help?

Thanks,
J.
by hypercardjdowns
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Current Best Practices
Replies: 21
Views: 1578

Re: Current Best Practices

We should not name LC objects with numbers, so I really doubt this is a glorious idea. 8) Add a c at the beginning (-> c102719 or c_102719) or something like that to disarm the situation. Thanks, all. This has been very helpful. Regarding number of cards, I would likely build in some mechanism to a...
by hypercardjdowns
Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Current Best Practices
Replies: 21
Views: 1578

Re: Current Best Practices

bogs wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:01 pm
Maybe something like "set the name of (your new card) to the (long/short/abbr.) date" would work?
Yes, I was thinking of converting to a numerals-only date that might simplify the ordering and any date-based calculations that may be needed.
by hypercardjdowns
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Current Best Practices
Replies: 21
Views: 1578

Re: Current Best Practices

I always say that unless there is a compelling reason to go outside LC, external files, databases, whatever, don't. ... The general scope of what you are thinking about seems to me so easily implemented inside LC, that it is a no-brainer. Thanks, Craig. This makes a lot of sense. And, honestly, the...
by hypercardjdowns
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Current Best Practices
Replies: 21
Views: 1578

Re: Current Best Practices

Just to throw another banana in your path, you forgot another alternative, 1 (or more) flat-files. In fact, if you made the name the date, it would be self chronologically ordering and provide easy look up, and at a couple kb a file, probably smaller than the sqlite solution :D (Just make sure you ...
by hypercardjdowns
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Current Best Practices
Replies: 21
Views: 1578

Current Best Practices

I'm developing a tool to track my daily work, like a planner/journal. None of the commercially available options meet my needs. What is the current best practice on something like this? Are folks using SQL databases to retain what is essentially simple text records? Or does the community still use t...
by hypercardjdowns
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: User Groups and Gatherings
Topic: Overland Park, KS
Replies: 3
Views: 2008

Re: Overland Park, KS

Sounds great. Thanks, Tom!
by hypercardjdowns
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: BBC article about HyperCard
Replies: 35
Views: 4930

Re: BBC article about HyperCard

I probably phrased that badly. As I understand it, Scottish government controls much of the educational curriculum, and has included LC as a language suitable for students learning to code. More than 30% of the secondary schools in Scotland are using it as an introductory programming language as of...
by hypercardjdowns
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: User Groups and Gatherings
Topic: Overland Park, KS
Replies: 3
Views: 2008

Re: Overland Park, KS

Columbia, MO here. Are there many known users in the region?
by hypercardjdowns
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Using Environment Extensions
Topic: How to install mergExt
Replies: 2
Views: 1020

Re: How to install mergExt

Bump. I'm interested, as well.
by hypercardjdowns
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Creating Games
Topic: Interactive Fiction Parser
Replies: 10
Views: 4907

Re: Interactive Fiction Parser

FourthWorld wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:05 am
More work, but if it has your attention this seems a good time to capitalize on that motivation to learn as much as you can about it.
Agreed. It's actually just as much about keeping me occupied as it is creating a game. 8)
by hypercardjdowns
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Creating Games
Topic: Interactive Fiction Parser
Replies: 10
Views: 4907

Re: Interactive Fiction Parser

mwieder wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:05 am
You might be interested in...
Thank you.
by hypercardjdowns
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Old tips = new tricks
Replies: 51
Views: 7626

Re: Old tips = new tricks

bogs wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:47 pm
I've updated this plugin again.
A great stack and great effort to bring it back "to the masses," as it were. Kudos!

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