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by FourthWorld
Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Setting IT for the caller, not for local use
Replies: 16
Views: 341

Re: Setting IT for the caller, not for local use

breaking my self-imposed break-for-a-moment dictum already; as always, FourthWorld, you provoke thoughts :) ...for exploring ways to form the "natural language"-like phrasing of concepts. Obviously the writer of such a handler should document very, very clearly that the handler will be fiddling abo...
by FourthWorld
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Groups and sub-groups
Replies: 14
Views: 304

Re: Groups and sub-groups

Thanks for that. It's been a long time since I shipped a system using Toolbook; so much forgotten over the years. In LC you could write a plugin for that, but I suspect it would not be widely used, since we rely on doubleclick to bring up the Inspector. That said, of you prefer it over the provided ...
by FourthWorld
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Setting IT for the caller, not for local use
Replies: 16
Views: 341

Re: Setting IT for the caller, not for local use

...for exploring ways to form the "natural language"-like phrasing of concepts. Obviously the writer of such a handler should document very, very clearly that the handler will be fiddling about with "it" (although the user should already know never to leave valuable data in "it" anyway, that cautio...
by FourthWorld
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: How to select menuitem by script ?
Replies: 23
Views: 550

Re: How to select menuitem by script ?

Definitely test everywhere. Always. With anything running cross platform, even web pages.
by FourthWorld
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Groups and sub-groups
Replies: 14
Views: 304

Re: Groups and sub-groups

How long is the interval threshold between the two double clicks that register as a drill-down, as opposed to two double clicks that are two separate double clicks?
by FourthWorld
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: How to select menuitem by script ?
Replies: 23
Views: 550

Re: How to select menuitem by script ?

Maybe it's an OS thing then because I'm seeing the option and combo boxes highlight the selection before closing. [Update] Yep - just tried this on OSX and it's completely different. So much for cross-platform controls. When should a tools provider like LC embrace OS-native implementations, and whe...
by FourthWorld
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Groups and sub-groups
Replies: 14
Views: 304

Re: Groups and sub-groups

On TB, what gets selected if you doubleclick a group that contains multiple groups?
by FourthWorld
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Groups and sub-groups
Replies: 14
Views: 304

Re: Groups and sub-groups

One could script that in LC, but probably best with a modifier key, so a straight doubleclick still brings up the Inspector.
by FourthWorld
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: How to select menuitem by script ?
Replies: 23
Views: 550

Re: How to select menuitem by script ?

Is this known and desirable behavior, that, similar to an answer dialog, a currently displayed menuItem list is blocking? Remember the olden days when menus required holding the mouse button down the whole time? I suspect what we see today is an offshoot of that, perhaps never augmented with messag...
by FourthWorld
Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Groups and sub-groups
Replies: 14
Views: 304

Re: Groups and sub-groups

Thanks for that, it helps for scripts, but if I want to change the appearance of the sub-group, or sub-sub-group, I need to get to it to work on. What I need is what I was used to in Toolbook, where you could ‘drill down’ into groups sequentially by double clicking - so simple but effective. In LC ...
by FourthWorld
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Groups and sub-groups
Replies: 14
Views: 304

Re: Groups and sub-groups

The IDE's Project Browser lets you access object scripts easily.
by FourthWorld
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: How to select menuitem by script ?
Replies: 23
Views: 550

Re: How to select menuitem by script ?

I don't believe it's possible to emulate the visual appearance of a sort of "ghost user" manipulating menu objects. But you can trigger the script of any menu by dispatching a call to the menuPick handler with the name of the menu item: dispatch "menuPick" to btn "Edit" of stack "revMenubar" with "P...
by FourthWorld
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Detecting change to FormattedText
Replies: 9
Views: 230

Re: Detecting change to FormattedText

If the field resizing is done with the pointer tool you can trap the resizeControl message.
by FourthWorld
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Detecting change to FormattedText
Replies: 9
Views: 230

Re: Detecting change to FormattedText

You'll need to update the routine that responds to formattedText changes in the UI you provide for altering the properties that will affect it.
by FourthWorld
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Clear Browser widget cache?
Replies: 9
Views: 843

Re: Clear Browser widget cache?

The bug report says this was fixed a few versions ago (9.6.0dp4). Is the fix not working?

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