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by tomBTG
Tue May 07, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: running in background
Replies: 7
Views: 407

Re: running in background

One other option for you... Make the alarm stack small and set it to open as a palette window that floats above all other applications.
-- Tom B.
by tomBTG
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Best practice for FrontScripts and Backscripts?
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Re: Best practice for FrontScripts and Backscripts?

Hi Craig. In the case of the drag/drop that uses the FrontScript, the scenario involves dragging between fields in two separate stacks. So I guess the dragMove script is being inserted in a FrontScript to enable that cross-stack tracking. The example that you tried out for me yesterday from my other...
by tomBTG
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Best practice for FrontScripts and Backscripts?
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Best practice for FrontScripts and Backscripts?

Hi, I'm new to using Front/Back scripts and have a few general questions... I found examples of drag and drop that insert the DragMove handler into a FrontScript. For every drag event, the DragMove is inserted in a FrontScript at dragStart and then removed at dragEnd. Why not just insert it once and...
by tomBTG
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Drag and Drop a single line of text
Replies: 11
Views: 2172

Re: Drag and Drop a single line of text

Thanks Craig. That points the finger back at my Mac, where the problem is persistent. Mac settings all look normal. But wait! I open the same stack in trusty old LC 7.1.4 on my Mac, and the fourth-time-fails problem vanishes. That turns the finger back on LC 8.1.10. But you are running that OS, too,...
by tomBTG
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Drag and Drop a single line of text
Replies: 11
Views: 2172

Can you verify Mac-only DragDrop bug?

Hi, Can you verify or explain this odd Mac drag/drop bug? I've spent days trying to debug a Mac-only bug in which drag/drop fails on the 4th drag operation. On drag/drop attempts 1 through 3, I am able to drag/drop lines of text from one field to a field in another stack with no trouble. But on the ...
by tomBTG
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Palette substack blocks answer dialogs
Replies: 17
Views: 721

Re: Palette substack blocks answer dialogs

Thanks for the offer of help, Richard. I am rather far along on a workaround now, so let me see that through. If I remain stuck after that, I will contact you.

Thanks all.
Tom Bodine
by tomBTG
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Palette substack blocks answer dialogs
Replies: 17
Views: 721

Re: Palette substack blocks answer dialogs

I'm not coding in the past entirely. I have an Indy license and do build in 8.x on the Mac side, so I can deliver 64-bit standalones. But I put a high value on stability and I've found LC 7.1.4 on Windows will run my codebase with very few issues. One of these days, however, something is sure to com...
by tomBTG
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Palette substack blocks answer dialogs
Replies: 17
Views: 721

Re: Palette substack blocks answer dialogs

Richards and Bogs,

Thanks for your suggestions.

Tom Bodine
by tomBTG
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Palette substack blocks answer dialogs
Replies: 17
Views: 721

Palette substack blocks answer dialogs

Hi Livecoders, I have a palette substack that often overlays and blocks the dialog windows created by calling the built-in answer command. When this happens, the answer dialog window cannot be brought forward and the palette window cannot be dragged out of the way. The only way out in many cases is ...
by tomBTG
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Corrupted stack
Replies: 12
Views: 733

Re: Corrupted stack

Hi, That dialog message is as bit misleading. It says look for the ~ backup file. But the ~ is actually added to the very end of the extension part of the file name, not at the front. And that trailing ~ can be easy to miss, especially since the file will probably no longer show the LC icon. So, tak...
by tomBTG
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Image Magick and LiveCode
Replies: 21
Views: 2822

Re: Image Magick and LiveCode

Sorry, missed that detail.
Thanks for the stack.
Tom B.
by tomBTG
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Image Magick and LiveCode
Replies: 21
Views: 2822

Re: Image Magick and LiveCode

Hi,

When I run the test, there is no change to the image. (Windows 10, LC 7.1.4). No errors. A processed image does appear, but it is not grayscale, blurred or otherwise changed.

Is there some other requirement to running this?

Thanks,
Tom B.
by tomBTG
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Using Sockets and transfer more than one line
Replies: 2
Views: 556

Re: Using Sockets and transfer more than one line

Hi,

Instead of "read from socket theIP until return" use some other character to mark the end of your message and read until that character appears.

Msg of Line 1 CR
LINE 2 CR
LINE 3*

And fetch that with "read from socket theIP until * with "newMessage"

Better?
Tom B.
by tomBTG
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Mac OS
Topic: Font load fails only when app in Mac Apps folder
Replies: 3
Views: 671

Re: Font load fails only when app in Mac Apps folder

Is the font included in the Copy Files pane of standalone settings? Yes, it is. I have confirmed the font loads and works because when the app is not in the Applications folder, the icons that use the font appear as expected. The only time the font fails to load and display is when the same app is ...
by tomBTG
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Mac OS
Topic: Font load fails only when app in Mac Apps folder
Replies: 3
Views: 671

Font load fails only when app in Mac Apps folder

Hi Livecoders. I have an odd Mac standalone issue. I use FontAwesome for some icons, and those icons fail to appear only when the standalone is run from inside the Mac Applications folder. The app is codesigned as a third-party developer ID using AppWrapper and verified. It is not for App Store dist...

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