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by FourthWorld
Thu May 24, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Setting text style of disabled controls
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: Setting text style of disabled controls

What will be the benefit to the user in breaking from well established conventions for the appearance of disabled controls?

Once we know the goal we'll be better able to find a good solution to support it.
by FourthWorld
Thu May 24, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Writing UTF/8 from a field?
Replies: 5
Views: 97

Re: Writing UTF/8 from a field?

HtmlText will escape the angle brackets, so while it's sometimes useful for converting non-HTML to a form of HTML (which usually needs further massaging to turn into web-ready HTML), if you're starting with HTML it'll just produce a form that browsers will render with all the tags showing, rather t...
by FourthWorld
Wed May 23, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Writing UTF/8 from a field?
Replies: 5
Views: 97

Re: Writing UTF/8 from a field?

HtmlText will escape the angle brackets, so while it's sometimes useful for converting non-HTML to a form of HTML (which usually needs further massaging to turn into web-ready HTML), if you're starting with HTML it'll just produce a form that browsers will render with all the tags showing, rather th...
by FourthWorld
Tue May 22, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Repeat Timer
Replies: 10
Views: 221

Re: Repeat Timer

The global is not declared in the startTimer handler.
by FourthWorld
Tue May 22, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: cannot trust first beeps
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: cannot trust first beeps

Timers are sent when idle happens; processing queues may stall a timer in a single-thread program like LC, causing them to batch up and fire more rapidly than expected. To prevent that I usually check for existing instances of a given timer message before queuing more, e.g.: on startTimer if the opt...
by FourthWorld
Mon May 21, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: "Command" vs "On" command
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: "Command" vs "On" command

Switching between "on" and "command" should make no functional difference. Please post the code in question and we may be able to help figure out what you're seeing.
by FourthWorld
Sat May 19, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Android Deployment
Topic: Scaling Objects To Screen Size (Fit Any Screen)
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Re: Scaling Objects To Screen Size (Fit Any Screen)

Are you sure scaling is what you want? If making one layout that expands or shrinks for everything from 4" to 13" will do what you need, the fullscreenMode property makes that easy. But few apps do that. Most reposition controls to make optimal use of such a wide range of display sizes. In the web w...
by FourthWorld
Fri May 18, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Password protected stack
Replies: 8
Views: 1351

Re: Password protected stack

I don't believe the password itself is retrievable, for security reasons.
by FourthWorld
Fri May 18, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Upgrading to 9.0
Replies: 9
Views: 226

Re: Upgrading to 9.0

Compare what you see in your LiveCode apps with other apps on the same platform, and see the Release Notes about the new font features. A little adjustment may be needed in some cases, but the result means much more conformant apps. And if you really want an older appearance, depending on how your o...
by FourthWorld
Thu May 17, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Upgrading to 9.0
Replies: 9
Views: 226

Re: Upgrading to 9.0

Can you post a screen shot so we can see what's going on?

It may be the font rendering bug that was fixed in v9, in which engine was not using appropriate OS calls for rendering text.

But to confirm, it would be helpful to see exactly what's happening.
by FourthWorld
Tue May 15, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: mouseDown cripples menuPick
Replies: 17
Views: 303

Re: mouseDown cripples menuPick

menuPick is sent after the mouse is up in a menu. The mouse can only come up, of course, after it has been down. If a mouseDown handler bypasses normal event handling with "exit to top", subsequent messages dependent on that message do not happen.
by FourthWorld
Tue May 15, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Multiple itemDelimiters
Replies: 22
Views: 3908

Re: Multiple itemDelimiters

Thanks - done.
by FourthWorld
Tue May 15, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Multiple itemDelimiters
Replies: 22
Views: 3908

Re: super itemDel redux

I don't understand. How is any thread more or less "lost" than any other? When new posts are added to a thread, the thread is bumped back into the Recent list, as fresh as anything else. When duplicate threads are created, that's when the original discussion becomes lost. And in the future, there's ...
by FourthWorld
Tue May 15, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Multiple itemDelimiters
Replies: 22
Views: 3908

Re: super itemDel redux

dunbarx wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 6:16 pm
I am re-opening this issue (See "Multiple itemDelimiters" in the forum).
That thread is not locked. Should I merge this duplicate with the original, so folks interested in this subject can find the discussion in one place?
by FourthWorld
Sun May 13, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Report Framework
Replies: 11
Views: 1139

Re: Report Framework

IIRC Crystal Reports is available for only one platform, and most folks use LC for multiplatform apps. So I don't think we'd see much attraction for Crystal Reports in this audience. Using it would be great for Windows, but then you'd still need to write everything it does from scratch anyway for ev...

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