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by jacque
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: video player stops playing videos in list
Replies: 8
Views: 122

Re: video player stops playing videos in list

Sometimes setting the player filename to empty before changing it helps.
by jacque
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Script Only Stack Protection
Replies: 11
Views: 99

Re: Script Only Stack Protection

Script only stacks are just text files so don't support passwords or any other properties. Unless you need to use git or some other versioning system, there's little need for script only stacks. They can be normal stacks which do support passwords, or you can put the script into a hidden button and ...
by jacque
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Android Deployment
Topic: Storage permissions & API call
Replies: 7
Views: 202

Re: Storage permissions & API call

I haven't actually tested it, but try this:

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put specialFolderPath("external documents") & "/Download" into tPath -- tPath should be what you want
by jacque
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Android Deployment
Topic: Storage permissions & API call
Replies: 7
Views: 202

Re: Storage permissions & API call

Different manufacturers or hardware will not always have the same path to the external documents folder, so you can't assume or hard code it. Instead, use specialFolderPath("external documents") to get the correct path on any device. To overcome the permissions issue, open standalone settings to the...
by jacque
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Check available connection with tsNet?
Replies: 29
Views: 836

Re: Check available connection with tsNet?

bogs wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:17 pm
Yah, I suspect it should work on any OS, provided the ping command is formatted correctly for the OS in question (does mobile have ping?
Shell is not supported on mobile, it's a security risk.
by jacque
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Livecode suitability for game development
Replies: 7
Views: 348

Re: Livecode suitability for game development

bogs wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:03 pm
Not sure if condolences are required or not for that statement :P
It works both ways. It has significantly cut back on his indulgence on retail therapy, but it makes him late for dinner.
by jacque
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Livecode suitability for game development
Replies: 7
Views: 348

Re: Livecode suitability for game development

XBall is a breakout game available commercially. The level editor is made with LiveCode. And, I should add, it has stolen my husband from me.
by jacque
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Table Field
Replies: 20
Views: 601

Re: Table Field

BackgroundColor needs a character reference.

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set the backGroundColor of char 1 to -1 of item 1 of line 1 of fld "tf" to red
by jacque
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: [SOLVED] Start using stack vs insert script into back?
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: Start using stack vs insert script into back?

There are slight differences, but the two are mostly similar. Back in MetaCard days, scripts inserted into back got messages after the home stack while stacks in use (libraries) got messages just before it. That may have changed by now. The other difference, still true today, is that insertion is si...
by jacque
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Converting Unicode codes to readable text
Replies: 10
Views: 444

Re: Converting Unicode codes to readable text

A bit quicker, but the same idea: function doTranslate pString set the itemDelimiter to "\u" if char 1 to 2 of pString = "\u" then delete char 1 to 2 of pString -- avoid empty first item repeat for each item i in pString put numToCodepoint("0x" & i) after tTranslation end repeat return tTranslation ...
by jacque
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: iOS Deployment
Topic: Updated Deadline for App Requirements
Replies: 4
Views: 363

Re: Updated Deadline for App Requirements

I asked about storyboards recently and the LC team is aware of the requirement. It will be supported in time for the deadline. A storyboard is a single image containing all the splash screens your app requires. Currently we provide separate images for each of those. Ideally the team will provide a w...
by jacque
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Simple serial numbering for standalones
Replies: 5
Views: 298

Re: Simple serial numbering for standalones

Just a formatting suggestion that avoids duplicate comparisons and combines actions into related sections: on returnInField put field "Serial1" into tNumber put (tNumber >= 856087687673 and tNumber <= 856087687683) into tIsValid if not tIsValid then answer "Not a valid serial number. Please try agai...
by jacque
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: LiveCode Drop Tools HELP
Replies: 16
Views: 683

Re: LiveCode Drop Tools HELP

sorry for the late response it was this http://www.droptools.sonsothunder.com/ Ah. That was a pretty amazing offering from Ken Ray about 10 years ago (or more?) It has been unsupported for some time, replaced now by LC widgets which you can find in the LC tool palette. Ken's Drop Tools may have ins...
by jacque
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: iOS Deployment
Topic: Using entire iPhone X screen
Replies: 3
Views: 296

Re: Using entire iPhone X screen

Also, "exact fit" will distort the content if the screen isn't the same size ratio as the stack. ShowAll or noBorder are better choices, however these will also leave some blank areas if the ratios don't match. Setting a background color on the stack can alleviate some of that.
by jacque
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Livecode suitability for game development
Replies: 7
Views: 348

Re: Livecode suitability for game development

If you are thinking of a sort of point and click adventure game then LC is exceptionally well suited for it. Myst and Cosmic Osmo (Cyan) were created with HyperCard and Osmo was ported later to LiveCode. I've made a couple of card games, a Boggle game, and a match-three game. Memory usage will be in...

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