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by FourthWorld
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Read / Write to SOCKET
Replies: 4
Views: 66

Re: Read / Write to SOCKET

Is there a reason why HTTP would not be a good protocol here?
by FourthWorld
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: new pricing policy / community plus
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: new pricing policy / community plus

When did they offer a $99 Indy license? The pricing I've seen is a multiple of that.
by FourthWorld
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Promoving LiveCode in France
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Re: Promoving LiveCode in France

I'm too far away to join but that sounds awesome! Keep us posted.
by FourthWorld
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Geometry/Profile Manager on Mobile
Replies: 8
Views: 698

Re: Geometry/Profile Manager on Mobile

I'm not sure I understand the questions. LC is a scripting language. You can't really do much in it without scripting. Why would we not expect to script the most important aspect, the user interface details? The resizeStack message is sent whenever a stack is resized. On mobile, this includes when t...
by FourthWorld
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Text Entry field Cursor
Replies: 14
Views: 365

Re: Text Entry field Cursor

Ross, can you create a new stack, drag a field to it, and then after switching to the Browse tool edit the field contents?

If not, save that stack and post it here.
by FourthWorld
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Cannot enter data in field
Replies: 16
Views: 375

Re: Cannot enter data in field

It looks like at least two thirds of those properties are missing.
by FourthWorld
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Cannot enter data in field
Replies: 16
Views: 375

Re: Cannot enter data in field

1. Select the field in question with the Pointer tool
2. Run this in the Message Box:

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put the properties of the selObj into tmp;combine tmp with cr and "=";put tmp
3. Post the result here.
by FourthWorld
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Generating Variables in a Repeat loop
Replies: 30
Views: 684

Re: Generating Variables in a Repeat loop

I am depressed because all of a sudden I do not know how this stuff works. I made a button handler that performed as I originally posted. That performed the way it always did, as I said, back to Danny Goodman. I tested it just to be sure. Yep. just as advertised. Then I tried it again today, and th...
by FourthWorld
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Generating Variables in a Repeat loop
Replies: 30
Views: 684

Re: Generating Variables in a Repeat loop

LC runs the following line of code: put "25" into the foundChunk() without issue. It allows both "the" and "()", that is, both synonym forms together. Ah, thanks. If I understand correctly, the concern is that it's possible to come up with certain syntactic sequences which produce no adverse result...
by FourthWorld
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Generating Variables in a Repeat loop
Replies: 30
Views: 684

Re: Generating Variables in a Repeat loop

Richard. I was not being flip with you. LC allows one to include both "the" and "()" in the same line: put "25" into the foundChunk() That is all I meant. I am constantly surprised at how LC seems to be even more forgiving than HC, almost to a fault. I am thinking of two "lines" of code being allow...
by FourthWorld
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Generating Variables in a Repeat loop
Replies: 30
Views: 684

Re: Generating Variables in a Repeat loop

dunbarx wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:54 pm
Richard.

"Works" means it works.
I may not be as smart as you, since as helpful as that description is I still don't understand what useful outcome that syntax produces.
by FourthWorld
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Method to rename stack
Replies: 12
Views: 347

Re: Method to rename stack

mvillion wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:07 pm
My stack has a sucky name!
"There are only two hard things in Computer Science: cache invalidation and naming things."
- Martin Fowler
by FourthWorld
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Generating Variables in a Repeat loop
Replies: 30
Views: 684

Re: Generating Variables in a Repeat loop

"Works" means "doesn't throw an error", or means "does something useful"?

If the latter, what happens with the foundChunk when no find command has been issued?
by FourthWorld
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Generating Variables in a Repeat loop
Replies: 30
Views: 684

Re: Generating Variables in a Repeat loop

Richard. Sure, all that. You, Jacque and I have been hashing this over for three decades. And "do" may not be appropriate for beginners, because, well, see below. Have you ever in your travels come across out a good explanation, that even I can understand, why put "AHA!" into the foundChunk is not ...
by FourthWorld
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Generating Variables in a Repeat loop
Replies: 30
Views: 684

Re: Generating Variables in a Repeat loop

Whenever you need a collection of variables whose names cannot be known in advance, an array is the simplest and fastest solution. Clearly. My point is that "do" and its extra evaluation still comprise an invaluable tool in LC. It is indeed useful, but mostly for those circumstances where we do not...

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