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by SparkOut
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: How to change current stack
Replies: 11
Views: 162

Re: How to change current stack

button 1 of stack "main" would, I presume, resolve to button 1 of card 1 of stack "main" - you can (and probably should) get very explicit about the granularity of object references. Craig demonstrates a very useful way of passing off the tedious declaration of the object ref to the handler, not the...
by SparkOut
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Internet
Topic: Creating forum/comment web pages using Livecode
Replies: 10
Views: 284

Re: Creating forum/comment web pages using Livecode

... require additional effort to be made and maintained securely. ... that is also very pertinent. You cannot just "set and forget" and must continually review to ensure there are no new exposures of vulnerabilities. Which is another reason why the exercise is a great idea from a learning perspecti...
by SparkOut
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Databases
Topic: Standalone not connecting to mySQL
Replies: 10
Views: 196

Re: Standalone not connecting to mySQL

Probably your ISP automatically blocks direct connection to the database from the internet, as it is such a terrible vulnerability. If you really MUST make direct connection (please, please only temporarily, just to confirm your database updates are ok) then check in your control panel. You will lik...
by SparkOut
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Need help on basic code
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: Need help on basic code

Also useful will be reference on specialFolderPath codes, as definitely explored by Ken Ray a long time ago, but still valid today on Windows 10

http://www.sonsothunder.com/devres/live ... ile010.htm
by SparkOut
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Livecode still way too slow....
Replies: 39
Views: 5200

Re: Livecode still way too slow....

Re: LCB, I think that at present it seems like there are only a few hardcore users, mainly because I believe the language is just that much too far removed from LCS for people to have an easy way in, and there is a terrible lack of spoonfeeding info to be able to wean people onto it. The pink ball w...
by SparkOut
Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Putting image into a circle shape
Replies: 24
Views: 514

Re: Putting image into a circle shape

Ah, now that's what I was looking for when I mentioned "one of Hermann's nifty stacks".
by SparkOut
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Integrate fonts in software
Replies: 31
Views: 812

Re: Integrate fonts in software

Try adding "globally" to the command

Code: Select all

start using font file tFontFile globally 
If that works (or even if not?) then I wonder whether it might be a regression of bug 19981 https://quality.livecode.com/show_bug.cgi?id=19981
by SparkOut
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Putting image into a circle shape
Replies: 24
Views: 514

Re: Putting image into a circle shape

Is that supposed to have a cross-hair reticule?
by SparkOut
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Putting image into a circle shape
Replies: 24
Views: 514

Re: Putting image into a circle shape

What are you trying to do with the image? There are different ways of dealing with this depending on what your interactions with the image are (eg collision detection, mouseover actions etc). Most can probably be dealt with by transparency settings, but can be enhanced with one of Hermann's nifty st...
by SparkOut
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Integrate fonts in software
Replies: 31
Views: 812

Re: Integrate fonts in software

TerminalDosis-Medium.ttf <> Terminal Dosis Medium


Use the name listed under the fontNames when you "start using"
by SparkOut
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Play Video
Replies: 20
Views: 723

Re: Play Video

If it plays the sound but not video, that to me is a sign of a codec problem. If you reinstall the codec pack and REBOOT the computer, does it play then? If not, is it possible to upload a sample video that I can test here and check whether it's just your environment or if there is something about i...
by SparkOut
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Play Video
Replies: 20
Views: 723

Re: Play Video

LC players on Windows use the VFW api. This does not have the same codecs autobundled that other players have. The K-Lite codec pack normally sorts out the issue. Do the players load content but play only sound with a black or striped background? If so, it is still a codec thing. Try reinstalling th...
by SparkOut
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Taskbar/notifications issue
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: Taskbar/notifications issue

One thing that may help is that you can set the fullscreen of this stack to true and set the systemWindow of this stack to true but you will also need to code a way to set the properties back to false from within the app, otherwise the user will be stuck and unable to switch to any other programs, o...
by SparkOut
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Android Deployment
Topic: Unattractive UI
Replies: 9
Views: 333

Re: Unattractive UI

LiveCode is cross platform which means you can code for all supported platforms and deploy to each, but it doesn't mean that there are no variations in the platform feature set. Mobile deployment is more different than the typical variation between desktop o/s environments. To get native-looking con...
by SparkOut
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Finding owner of a button
Replies: 6
Views: 185

Re: Finding owner of a button

If you "put the owner of the target" you will see that it returns the string literal: group "mine" When it comes to your comparison, the string literal needs to be quoted. So you would need to check thus: if the owner of the target is "group" && quote & "mine" & quote then answer "yes" You could mak...

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