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by FourthWorld
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: AppleScript insight
Replies: 14
Views: 300

Re: AppleScript insight

rinzwind wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:33 am
There still is need for a HyperCard like tool to quickly create custom tools. I never saw those capabilities of HyperCard being moved to somewhere else useful for the same audience...
What would you like to see moved?
enough rambled..
Have a good day
Good ramble.
by FourthWorld
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: AppleScript insight
Replies: 14
Views: 300

Re: AppleScript insight

Multi-word property names was one of the reasons I found AppleScript so hard to use. It doesn't fit the pattern of any programming or natural language. It is perhaps the premier example of what can go wrong when attempting to prioritize natural language ideas in a language designed for communicating...
by FourthWorld
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Cant open *.livecode
Replies: 20
Views: 495

Re: Cant open *.livecode

FourthWorld: The backup that works is 30MB The broken file is 26MB Makes me feel like as it was saving the last time LC crashed at the end explaining the missing script at the end of the file while viewing in Notepad. Smart status is OK Thanks. And glad we can rule out the hardware. Can you describ...
by FourthWorld
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: iOS Deployment
Topic: mobileControlCreate: misspelled "input", no compiler error
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: mobileControlCreate: misspelled "input", no compiler error

What is the value of "the result" after calling that function with the misspelled param? "the result" is empty And in Preferences, is "Strict Variable Checking" on or off? It was off but, I turned it on and it still compiles without error. (You're talking about "Strict Compilation Mode", right?) Go...
by FourthWorld
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Cant open *.livecode
Replies: 20
Views: 495

Re: Cant open *.livecode

I did the other thing you mentioned to look at the code that way but there is so much of it scrolling down just locks up over and over... When viewing in a LiveCode field? What is the file size of the stack file? At this point we've covered the obvious things, so maybe a good time to send the stack...
by FourthWorld
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Groups disappear from card
Replies: 7
Views: 207

Re: Groups disappear from card

Quite helpful, thank you.

In the IDE's Objects menu, are any of the non-visible groups listed in the "Place Groups" submenu?
by FourthWorld
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Groups disappear from card
Replies: 7
Views: 207

Re: Groups disappear from card

@Richmond, Craig: The OP says he has controls in one of the "vanished" groups.

@redfield: Could you please post a screen shot of your Project Browser so we can better understand what you're seeing?
by FourthWorld
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Setting focus to a Data Grid
Replies: 42
Views: 1225

Re: Setting focus to a Data Grid

(1) It does *not* work from the message box! So trying it in the message box could lead you to believe that the code is bad, when the code could be good. Probably the focus is being returned to the message box after executing, so you don't see the cell remain open. Exactly. As described in the thre...
by FourthWorld
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Setting focus to a Data Grid
Replies: 42
Views: 1225

Re: Setting focus to a Data Grid

For spreadsheet-like behavior, maybe the TableField would be a better fit than the DataGrid?

The DG was designed for database display, but the TableField seems more like a spreadsheet.
by FourthWorld
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: How to add a scrollbar to a card? Set size of card?
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: How to add a scrollbar to a card? Set size of card?

Cards themselves are the size of the stack, but you can place controls on the card wherever you like up to about 32' by 32', and a scrolling field can have up to a theoretical limit of 4GB (the practical limit in terms of memory will be smaller). To make the contents of a card scrollable, group the ...
by FourthWorld
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: iOS Deployment
Topic: mobileControlCreate: misspelled "input", no compiler error
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: mobileControlCreate: misspelled "input", no compiler error

What is the value of "the result" after calling that function with the misspelled param?

And in Preferences, is "Strict Variable Checking" on or off?
by FourthWorld
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Setting focus to a Data Grid
Replies: 42
Views: 1225

Re: Setting focus to a Data Grid

fritzdekatt wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:23 pm
I'm sure differentiation will not be a problem in this case. Mine will be the product written in LC 5.5 that runs on Windows 98, is limited to 16 colors and uses Reverse Polish Notation to enter calculations.
It sounds like you'll completely own that vertical segment. :)
by FourthWorld
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Cant open *.livecode
Replies: 20
Views: 495

Re: Cant open *.livecode

I agree that if we can't resolve the issue here we should send it to the team. But given how rare true file format corruption is, and this user has experienced it once before, I'm most interested in figuring out why this is happening on his system. I've worked closely with the team to try to track d...
by FourthWorld
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Setting focus to a Data Grid
Replies: 42
Views: 1225

Re: Setting focus to a Data Grid

This should go a long way in advancing my goal of having a simple ledger app that you could just edit as a list like a spreadsheet. Ugh, *I'm* writing a simple ledger app that you can edit like a spreadsheet! I just helped my competitor! Oh well, I guess I'll have to compete on price. There are man...
by FourthWorld
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Using Environment Extensions
Topic: Custom keyboard
Replies: 55
Views: 1750

Re: Custom keyboard

I went back and read the original post but I'm not clear on the goal. Is the question whether LC can create a custom keyboard for use system-wide like those in the App Store, or is the question whether LC can send keystrokes to another app from a LC app? The former can't be done in LCS, the latter ...

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