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by dunbarx
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Double title bars on Mac
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: Double title bars on Mac

Hi.

I would contact QCC right away.

But I often find issues that nobody else has ever seen. This seems to be the case here as well. It will be interesting to see if the team can reproduce...

Craig Newman
by dunbarx
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Another way of assessing LiveCode
Replies: 64
Views: 2402

Re: Another way of assessing LiveCode

All, I am aware of that. Thanks, though. My point is really, I guess, that the word "deprecated", as regards to numToChar was somewhat alarmist when it first came out. It really should have been, er, "marginalized" or "now limited in scope". I was at the time alarmed. I am happy now to be merely lim...
by dunbarx
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Another way of assessing LiveCode
Replies: 64
Views: 2402

Re: Another way of assessing LiveCode

Richmond wrote: I spent an very, very long time indeed messing around converting stuff from numToChar and charToNum to numToCodePoint and codePointToNum because backwards compatibility in that area was broken. I was concerned about this when if first came up years ago. But I have never seen it broke...
by dunbarx
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Invisible syntax error?
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: Invisible syntax error?

AHA. I was using Brian Milby's fast and easy on-line dictionary. In the embedded v.8 dictionary, there is no mention of the command at all. So the error was essentially correct. LC was expecting a command call, and suggested I get rid of the unknown "with" and put in a comma like a good boy. It migh...
by dunbarx
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Invisible syntax error?
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Invisible syntax error?

I was playing with the "difference" command for arrays, and simply pasted this example from the dictionary into a button script: on mouseUp put "green" into tLeft["color"] put "left" into tLeft["align"] put "blue" into tRight["color"] put "100" into tRight["width"] difference tLeft with tRight end m...
by dunbarx
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Add pref for renaming behiors
Replies: 18
Views: 519

Re: Add pref for renaming behiors

AFAIK the ID property of stacks was always used as a placeholder for the next available ID for the objects within it. As with HyperCard, SuperCard, Toolbook, and others, the identifier for a stack is its name. Richard. Do I have that wrong? I (always?) thought that HC stack ID's were permanent. You...
by dunbarx
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Add pref for renaming behiors
Replies: 18
Views: 519

Re: Add pref for renaming behiors

Back in the day, a stack ID was immutable. This might resolve the whole issue, if the behavior pathname referenced the stack ID instead of the stack name. But stack ID's ar now a moving target. Perhaps creating a new immutable stack property might be the answer. It also might be useful in many other...
by dunbarx
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Data Grid or Table Field and suggestions
Replies: 25
Views: 512

Re: Data Grid or Table Field and suggestions

Also can you set different padding and spacing within the cells to align the graphic better? I should have read more carefully. A table field is adorable, but is limited in certain ways, derived from the limitation that it is just a field, after all. What you want to play with are the "tabStops" an...
by dunbarx
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Data Grid or Table Field and suggestions
Replies: 25
Views: 512

Re: Data Grid or Table Field and suggestions

Hi. Of course we are fitting a function into a space that is not exactly built for it. I assume you have an image and will soon have a "characterImage". So say you have a table field with several rows and columns filled with a single char in each "cell". And you set the imageSource of ONE of them to...
by dunbarx
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Data Grid or Table Field and suggestions
Replies: 25
Views: 512

Re: Data Grid or Table Field and suggestions

Mike. We were not talking about creating a matrix of individual controls, butt rather using a single table field. That gadget has the XY stuff already in place, ready to go. Do you understand what I meant by setting the "imageSource" property of each character in that field? Do you understand that w...
by dunbarx
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Show Card Command
Replies: 8
Views: 264

Re: Show Card Command

Jacque.

I made a 100 card stack in HC. Disk management notwithstanding, the "show all cards" command took 15 ticks.

So unless the flip book that one was making required a frame rate 20 times faster than old movies had, it seems that a delay parameter in that command is sorely needed.

Craig
by dunbarx
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Show Card Command
Replies: 8
Views: 264

Re: Show Card Command

Hmmm.

I think you are right.

Craig
by dunbarx
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Show Card Command
Replies: 8
Views: 264

Re: Show Card Command

These commands are indeed from HC, dating to version 1.0. They were used to animate a slideshow. But I do not think that LC supports this command to the extent HC did. For example, you cannot insert a visual effect in the process, so that there is no timing control available. Showing all cards takes...
by dunbarx
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Data Grid or Table Field and suggestions
Replies: 25
Views: 512

Re: Data Grid or Table Field and suggestions

What we both said. A table field is specially constructed to be tab and return delimited. So you can think of it as an Excel-like spreadsheet. Setting the itemDel allows you to place data in specific "cells" under script control, something not available in Excel proper. There are not really any "cel...

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