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by dunbarx
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: A link conundrum
Replies: 11
Views: 291

Re: A link conundrum

Fair enough. Then is the point that if one has: some words here http://www.liveCode.com some more words here the "clickText" will not include the "http://" portion? Certainly unless a string of text is "grouped" via having its link property set, LC will not see it as a single "word". And similarly "...
by dunbarx
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: A link conundrum
Replies: 11
Views: 291

Re: A link conundrum

I don't use links much, but what is missing from this, with regard to what you say you cannot do "in line"? Given a locked field with a few lines of correctly formed urls, in the field script: on mouseup put the value of the clickLine into tLink select the clickChunk if the textStyle of the clickChu...
by dunbarx
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: A link conundrum
Replies: 11
Views: 291

Re: A link conundrum

Hi.
I have no way to actually click and run the link
Why not include a line containing the "launch url..." command?

Craig Newman
by dunbarx
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Create a handler in a control programmatically.
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Re: Create a handler in a control programmatically.

There is a concept know as "self modifying code". This is where the code itself is changed while executing to accommodate the programmer's intentions. Livecode will have trouble with this because it does not at all like having a "script" property modified while a handler in that script is running . ...
by dunbarx
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Mac OS
Topic: Two (Stacked) Title Bars in OSX
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: Two (Stacked) Title Bars in OSX

Huh?

Please tell me again, how does one, assuming this is an option, stack two titleBars, one above the other?

What has this to do with the dock?

Craig
by dunbarx
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Mac OS
Topic: Two (Stacked) Title Bars in OSX
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: Two (Stacked) Title Bars in OSX

Two title bars?

That is decorations on steroids.

Can you post a screen shot?

Craig Newman
by dunbarx
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Server loop avoidance.
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: Server loop avoidance.

Hi. Are you familiar with "sending in time"? It is rarely advisable to use "wait", except in very isolated and well compartmentalized cases. Check out the "send" command in the dictionary. If you do use "send", then the overhead and other troubles are likely not overly onerous, at least no more so t...
by dunbarx
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Copying only PDFs to a folder
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Copying only PDFs to a folder

Hi. This does not belong in the "Feature Requests" area. One of the moderators might do it, but please repost to the "Getting Started..." pane. And I am a bit confused about what you are asking. Have you started to use LiveCode in a serious way? Whatever you reply, the title of your post and the det...
by dunbarx
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Show card title in title bar of stack
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: Show card title in title bar of stack

HI. What Klaus said. And it will become important later to know that the "name" of a control, like a button or field, is different than its 'label". "Title", for a stack, is similar to the "label" of a control. This is common practice, not to change the names of controls (and stacks) for reference, ...
by dunbarx
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Create new records. Substack, group hidden?
Replies: 13
Views: 323

Re: Create new records. Substack, group hidden?

When I press the New Record button I run on preOpenStack in mainStack.
Not sure what this means. You press a button, and then what, exactly, happens? in other words, what is in the script of that button?

Craig
by dunbarx
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Am I missing something
Replies: 8
Views: 146

Re: Am I missing something

Hi. Welcome to the forum. We will get through this. In future, place all your handlers into the handler gadget ("</>") There are several ways to shorten your handler, for example: select the text of field SK_2 copy select the text of field swap2 paste could be changed to: put field "SK_2" into field...
by dunbarx
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Table keywords missing from Dictionary?
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: Table keywords missing from Dictionary?

ThatKeith.

If you really want to experiment, pull an ordinary field from the tool palette. Now go into the inspector and open the "table"pane. Click everything, and set the tabtops to about 50.

Voila. A table field is a field with certain properties set.

Craig
by dunbarx
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Table keywords missing from Dictionary?
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: Table keywords missing from Dictionary?

Hi. I do not think that "cell" is a native word in LC, however commonly we use it and think of it. As I just did, when talking about table fields, say, I always put it into quotes. Anyway, that is likely the reason there is little said about it. What are your specific questions? I understand what yo...
by dunbarx
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Numeric Keyboard entry on OSX
Replies: 8
Views: 242

Re: Numeric Keyboard entry on OSX

Anecdotally, so it may very well be true, the "numLock" key is not enabled for Mac OS.

Craig
by dunbarx
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: textfile into array
Replies: 10
Views: 143

Re: textfile into array

Hi. When you ask for the variable "testfeld", LC will have no idea what you are referring to. You could: 1-Make the variable global, in which case you must declare it in EACH handler: global testfeld ...other stuff... 2- You can save the variable in a custom property, which survives handlers and ses...

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