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by rumplestiltskin
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Mac OS
Topic: LiveCode-Indy_...".hang"
Replies: 2
Views: 1170

Re: LiveCode-Indy_...".hang"

I've been running 10.12.x for over a year. Updated to 10.12.6 when it came out. All security updates. "hang" means exactly that: LC simply stops and refuses to respond. I must force-quit. I must admit I haven't done any development work in a number of months so I'll have to play some and then post a...
by rumplestiltskin
Mon May 21, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Mac OS
Topic: LiveCode-Indy_...".hang"
Replies: 2
Views: 1170

LiveCode-Indy_...".hang"

I'm seeing on both my Macs where LiveCode 7.1.4 and 8.1.9 exhibit "hangs" at some inexplicable and random points; the spinning beachball starts and the app (in all windows) is frozen. Of course, I need to force-quit and re-launch. I've examined the logs in Console and find a number of log entries en...
by rumplestiltskin
Sat May 12, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: User Interface Question
Replies: 24
Views: 2450

Re: User Interface Question

The popup command can't be used because it relies upon the mouse pointer being within the stack window. If you attempt to use it (even with a specific location where a btn is really located!) while the mouse pointer is outside the window, you either get an error: "Message execution error: Error desc...
by rumplestiltskin
Sat May 12, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: User Interface Question
Replies: 24
Views: 2450

Re: User Interface Question

Yep. So "Not a bug". Now that I understand it, I'll craft something with the "click at...".

Always helps to have multiple eyes and brains working on it. Appreciate everyone's efforts. I'll get the bug report closed.

Barry
by rumplestiltskin
Fri May 11, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: User Interface Question
Replies: 24
Views: 2450

Re: User Interface Question

More enlightenment. I tried a fresh stack with a field and an option button. In the field I put an openField handler: on openField send mouseDown to btn "optMenu1" end openField What's strange is that, wherever the mouse pointer is located within the stack window , that's where the option button's c...
by rumplestiltskin
Fri May 11, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: User Interface Question
Replies: 24
Views: 2450

Re: User Interface Question

Hi Barry, Congratulations Not sure this is a bug Maybe that was an error to use the target in this case. Best Jean-Marc Can't understand why just moving the mouse pointer outside of the stack window should result in this error. Everything was working when the pointer was within the stack window. Wh...
by rumplestiltskin
Fri May 11, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: User Interface Question
Replies: 24
Views: 2450

Re: User Interface Question

I filed a bug report: https://quality.livecode.com/show_bug.cgi?id=21268

If you move the mouse pointer outside the stack window, LC can't find the target button (stack?) when you use the arrow keys.
by rumplestiltskin
Thu May 10, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: User Interface Question
Replies: 24
Views: 2450

Re: User Interface Question

Strange results. - If I mouseClick on each field, everything works. - If I use the arrowKey to move from field to field, everything works. However, if the mouse pointer is outside of the stack window (and I use the keyboard arrows), it fails with an error: card "cPopUpByKB001": execution error at li...
by rumplestiltskin
Wed May 09, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: User Interface Question
Replies: 24
Views: 2450

Re: User Interface Question

I haven't yet had a chance to fool around much with Jean-Marc's stack although I can see that it is essentially the solution I need. I'll need to add a bit of code so that accepting the choice in a field will move the focus to the next field until the last field's choice has been done. Then a mouseC...
by rumplestiltskin
Tue May 08, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: User Interface Question
Replies: 24
Views: 2450

Re: User Interface Question

Hi Barry, Here is a quick try select fld by ArrowKey left/right select menuitem by ArrowKey Up/Down confirm your choice or cancel by returnkey stPopUpByKB.zip Best regards Jean-Marc Yes; that seems to be very close to what I need. Probably will have to tweak the card script a bit to make it conform...
by rumplestiltskin
Tue May 08, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: User Interface Question
Replies: 24
Views: 2450

Re: User Interface Question

snip...Is it that you want to both populate the "subsequent" control and also have it automatically pop up with those choices, ready to select? You still need the mouse to make the selection, unless you want, say, the arrow keys to do the walking for you. No problem either way, or maybe in some oth...
by rumplestiltskin
Tue May 08, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: User Interface Question
Replies: 24
Views: 2450

Re: User Interface Question

But doesn't what you suggest still require the user to operate the mouse in order to make a choice? I can get the appropriate data into the "subsequent" field/button/whatever, but it appears LC is missing a "drop-down list" (which I think Access has). In HyperCard, I used an XCMD called (something l...
by rumplestiltskin
Mon May 07, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: User Interface Question
Replies: 24
Views: 2450

User Interface Question

I have a card with about a half dozen fields. This will be a modal (sheet) substack. The user will tab from field to field entering data. In a few of those fields, there are some limited choices based upon what the user has provided by entering data in earlier fields. As an example: Field 1 - The us...
by rumplestiltskin
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Global vars needed for modals I create?
Replies: 2
Views: 536

Re: Global vars needed for modals I create?

There are many ways to get data in and out of dialogs, and globals can be a good one. In fact, there's one global built into the language for this purpose: see the Dictionary for DialogData. Ahh! "DialogData" will do it and will, as the dictionary states, permit me to simplify my code. Many thanks!...
by rumplestiltskin
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Global vars needed for modals I create?
Replies: 2
Views: 536

Global vars needed for modals I create?

In the past I've called the "ask" dialog to request info from the user and, if the "OK" button was pressed, the requested info was now in "it". No problems. Now, however, I am requesting the user provide much more detailed information that needs to remain structured so I've created a substack with f...

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