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by WaltBrown
Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:50 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Editing a notepad file
Replies: 5
Views: 1140

Re: Editing a notepad file

In just-pre-WWW days, one of my grad projects was called "Chat-O-Matic" (on Sun workstations/X11/Motif/Sockets) - it allowed multiple users in a WW team (in our case, a joint team with members in Pennsylvania, Australia, and Germany SW Eng courses) to chat in one window and edit a spec or requiremen...
by WaltBrown
Tue Dec 22, 2015 5:09 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Shell - continuous output?
Replies: 10
Views: 1656

Re: Shell - continuous output?

Trenatos,
Just a thought, does opening the process for text or binary update affect the ability to get a Ctrl-C? And did you try close process instead?
Walt
by WaltBrown
Sat Dec 12, 2015 2:44 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Saving Image Location
Replies: 6
Views: 913

Re: Saving Image Location

LiveCode lends itself extremely well to taking small bites one at a time and seeing how they are digested... :-)
by WaltBrown
Sat Dec 12, 2015 2:37 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Color Name
Replies: 18
Views: 2511

Re: Color Name

I did this very cumbersome process. It basically sets the color of a 20x20 graphic object (graphic "grcRect"), takes a 20x20 snapshot, and then gets the color values from the bytes of the image data of the snapshot at an arbitrary pixel - in this case the 51st out of 400. I couldn't find an easier w...
by WaltBrown
Tue Dec 08, 2015 1:10 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: revRotatePoly Pilot Error?
Replies: 1
Views: 592

Re: revRotatePoly Pilot Error?

This solution worked:

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on idRotate pParms
   local tObjectName, tRotation
   put the long ID of grc item 1 of pParms into tObjectName
   put item 2 of pParms into tRotation
   revRotatePoly tObjectName, tRotation
end idRotate
by WaltBrown
Thu Dec 03, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Freezing Repeating Loop Not Tied to Button
Replies: 5
Views: 1052

Re: Freezing Repeating Loop Not Tied to Button

newpie, If it's the "answer here" line, it executes immediately after the send command posts the new message, not AFTER the 10 seconds. "Send" does not block. And like SparkOut says, you don't need the repeat. What's happening is that repeat is just spinning like mad (without a stop, as quailcreek s...
by WaltBrown
Thu Dec 03, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: revRotatePoly Pilot Error?
Replies: 1
Views: 592

revRotatePoly Pilot Error?

I have this subroutine in 7.0.1C: on idRotate pParms local tObjectName, tRotation put item 1 of pParms into tObjectName put item 2 of pParms into tRotation answer pParms revRotatePoly tObjectName, tRotation // set the width of grc tObjectName to 300 answer "Done" end idRotate The first "answer" give...
by WaltBrown
Thu Nov 26, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Using non blocking wait
Replies: 10
Views: 1796

Re: Using non blocking wait

What is the difference between "setUpdateStatusRunning" and "setUpdateIsRunning"? You gave the code for the former but not the latter. Typo?
Walt
by WaltBrown
Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:56 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Toggling Browse and Edit tool issue
Replies: 5
Views: 1364

Re: Toggling Browse and Edit tool issue

Thanks Richard. This was just an experiment based on the earlier thread - I was trying to emulate an 80 char display for, eventually, all keyboard actions, as an exercise, not fpr a product. Hmm, maybe vi, DCL, or Gold Key in Livecode.....
by WaltBrown
Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Creating an Alarm Clock
Replies: 6
Views: 1417

Re: Creating an Alarm Clock

Hi Nilsh. Build the Hello World app in the Tutorials section - http://lessons.runrev.com/m/2571/l/23274-hello-world-3-ways. That should get you exploring buttons and fields and give you a starting stack. Look through some of the other tutorials to get a feel for the scripting language, and read the ...
by WaltBrown
Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Toggling Browse and Edit tool issue
Replies: 5
Views: 1364

Re: Toggling Browse and Edit tool issue

Anyone have any thoughts on this? Should I repost it to the Bug Discussion? Thanks.
by WaltBrown
Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:07 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Toggling Browse and Edit tool issue
Replies: 5
Views: 1364

Toggling Browse and Edit tool issue

I built a stack ( id80CharDisplay.zip ) to try to emulate an old 80 character display (from reading this issue http://forums.livecode.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=24107). The issue is the flashing cursor. When the stack is opened and you click on the line you get the flashing square insertion point. But ...
by WaltBrown
Sat Apr 18, 2015 11:38 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: the loc of ??? "tools palette"
Replies: 7
Views: 927

Re: the loc of ??? "tools palette"

Erik, check this thread, and the attached stack I made a while ago, that shows where in infinite space every stack window is. I sometimes get the Dictionary started up at like -9000, -9000 sometimes, which is why I made it in the first place. http://forums.livecode.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=5808&p=433...
by WaltBrown
Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:32 pm
Forum: Using Externals and Plugins
Topic: Accessing the Internal microphone
Replies: 2
Views: 1698

Re: Accessing the Internal microphone

Check "record sound" in the Dictionary.
by WaltBrown
Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Call, Send, Dispatch message source object
Replies: 10
Views: 1713

Re: Call, Send, Dispatch message source object

Thanks, you are right. I was trying it out in an existing set of stacks which was overcomplicating my logging. I made a test set of two stacks with just the calling code and saw that I was wrong, and it did get the entire context.

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