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by FourthWorld
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Quoting between substacks
Replies: 19
Views: 326

Re: Quoting between substacks

You can set any property of any object in any stack, even if it's not been explicitly opened. You didn't try. Did you? Do you imagine I took the time to post the steps above merely randomly? Did you try it? Make a new stack (="Untitled 1") with one field and save it as </path/to/file/a.livecode>. T...
by FourthWorld
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Quoting between substacks
Replies: 19
Views: 326

Re: Quoting between substacks

Craig, your test omits a key element from mine in its search for simplicity, something that's easy to overlook from a HyperCard background but can be very powerful - you wrote: But if it was never opened in the current session, LC has no idea it even exists. It depends on how you refer to the stack....
by FourthWorld
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Quoting between substacks
Replies: 19
Views: 326

Re: Quoting between substacks

Richard. You can set any property of any object in any stack, even if it's not been explicitly opened. In a new session, a stack has to be opened, though it can then be closed, for another stack to access its controls and properties. And if the destroyStack property of the target stack is set, and ...
by FourthWorld
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Datagrid performance in substacks
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Re: Datagrid performance in substacks

Was the Project Browser open at the time you ran your test?
by FourthWorld
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Quoting between substacks
Replies: 19
Views: 326

Re: Quoting between substacks

You can set any property of any object in any stack, even if it's not been explicitly opened.

So this will work:

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set the text of fld "SomeField" of cd "SomeCard" of stack "SomeStack" to tVar
by FourthWorld
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Hirens Boot CD?
Replies: 17
Views: 287

Re: Hirens Boot CD?

Kudos for the heroic attempt to extend the service life of hardware. The more we repair rather than replace, we slow the rate at which we need new landfills, while preserving raw materials for future generations.
by FourthWorld
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Hirens Boot CD?
Replies: 17
Views: 287

Re: Hirens Boot CD?

Is this legal? Its web site claims it is, and enough tech sites mention it that I'm inclined to agree. Friend's Windows PC is seriously defragged: 10 years of Windows XP with Zero maintenance. XP is too old to be safe, so tuning it will be of no value. Other suggestions? You know my recommendation ...
by FourthWorld
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Making Windows Standalone Livecode 9 vs 7
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: Making Windows Standalone Livecode 9 vs 7

I would suggest trying v9.0.2, as that's the latest Stable build, and I know the team has been working on some Windows issues. If you see the same result, you might try the latest Developer Preview release, currently v9.0.3rc2. These and more are available here: https://downloads.livecode.com/liveco...
by FourthWorld
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: [Solved] Option for wrapping Code Editor text and how to remove spaces in field ??
Replies: 45
Views: 981

Re: [Solved] Option for wrapping Code Editor text and how to remove spaces in field ??

Interesting. I've never used MX before, and while it's not an officially supported distro would be good to see if we can pin down the issue so it could become community-supported.
by FourthWorld
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: [Solved] Option for wrapping Code Editor text and how to remove spaces in field ??
Replies: 45
Views: 981

Re: [Solved] Option for wrapping Code Editor text and how to remove spaces in field ??

Obviously no one will do that for an entire script. But the difference between an entire script and a few lines is only a matter of degrees. If I'm doing code review, or dealing with a bug report, I want to be able to refer to a line number and know what line that is in the script as displayed As f...
by FourthWorld
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: [Solved] Option for wrapping Code Editor text and how to remove spaces in field ??
Replies: 45
Views: 981

Re: [Solved] Option for wrapping Code Editor text and how to remove spaces in field ??

AFAIK the engine doesn't care how long a script line is (within certain reasonable limits, at least 64k, perhaps longer). You could put all the statements on a single line separated with ";" if you wanted to. But if any employee or contractor submitted code like that to my office I wouldn't use them...
by FourthWorld
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: [Solved] Option for wrapping Code Editor text and how to remove spaces in field ??
Replies: 45
Views: 981

Re: [Solved] Option for wrapping Code Editor text and how to remove spaces in field ??

Richard. There has been much discussion over years that these red dots are fickle. Just some... http://forums.livecode.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=31570&p=171792&hilit=red+dot#p171792 http://forums.livecode.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=26117&p=135837&hilit=red+dot#p135837 http://forums.livecode.com/viewtopi...
by FourthWorld
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Write and run code in standalone
Replies: 16
Views: 292

Re: Write and run code in standalone

My first idea was a depressing one, and that is that your idea sounds an awful lot like creating a development environment, something precluded by the licensing terms (at least as I understand it). The proprietary editions of LC (Indy and Business) do, last I recall, have a prohibition on using LC ...
by FourthWorld
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: which is faster? [repeat loop]
Replies: 14
Views: 283

Re: which is faster? [repeat loop]

The engine sets its own randomSeed on startup, which IIRC is also based on current clock time. A scripter will only benefit from setting the randomSeed if they want to create a reproducible series of psuedo-random sequences. For psuedo-random sequences that vary across sessions, just leave it alone ...

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