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by jacque
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Bug Triage
Topic: Tooltip bug
Replies: 7
Views: 133

Re: Tooltip bug

That was going to be my next suggestion. Save the tooltip in a custom property of the control and then set the tooltip to empty on mouseLeave and reset it on mouseEnter. If the user moves the mouse quickly you don't always get both messages, especially if the controls abut each other without space b...
by jacque
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: iOS Deployment
Topic: Damn pop up keyboard
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: Damn pop up keyboard

The behavior has been around since the MetaCard days and is usually more annoying than useful. LC will focus on the first editable field on the card when the card is opened, which on mobile forces the keyboard to display. The behavior depends on the setting of traversalOn. The workaround is to set t...
by jacque
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: writing a file while another process is reading it
Replies: 10
Views: 91

Re: writing a file while another process is reading it

This is called a race condition and the typical way to avoid it is to mark a file as busy during a write and flag it as not busy afterward. Usually the flag is a just a text file on the server, and you can check to see if it contains "true" or "false" or just whether it exists at all. The app looks ...
by jacque
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Bug Triage
Topic: Tooltip bug
Replies: 7
Views: 133

Re: Tooltip bug

I've done this in the past, see if it still works:

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on mouseEnter 
  set the tooltip of me to empty 
  set the tooltip of me to "whatever" 
end mouseEnter 
by jacque
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: LiveCode Multi-Search
Replies: 37
Views: 905

Re: LiveCode Multi-Search

I don't think that prefs have much to do with the problem, and in fact I'm surprised the behavior stopped. The slash is a documented special character used in menus to indicate that the following character is the keyboard shortcut for the menuitem. Other special menu characters are left-parentheses,...
by jacque
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: HTML5
Topic: Double Low Quotation Marks
Replies: 8
Views: 176

Re: Double Low Quotation Marks

Droid Sans was the default system font for years (which is why LC chose it) but was changed to Roboto a few versions back. Both are installed in Android OS by default. You might check Roboto to see if it contains the missing character.
by jacque
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: How to communicate across devices? Use a database?
Replies: 11
Views: 321

Re: How to communicate across devices? Use a database?

The easiest way to find out is to contact Mark Talluto, the author, and ask him. I'm sure there's contact info on the web site. He's very responsive. My uninformed opinion is that there would be no legal issues because livecloud is a distribution system like Dropbox or AWS or any other. It doesn't a...
by jacque
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Accessing grouped objects from card behavior script
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Re: Accessing grouped objects from card behavior script

When you edit a group, LC creates a temporary card in RAM and copies the objects in the group to it. After you stop editing it copies the revised objects back into the original group and deletes the temporary card. I don't know what the message path is, or even if there is one beyond the card itself...
by jacque
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Printing problems
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: Printing problems

I think you've got it right, the scaling will reduce everything on the page. If you know you will be reducing the size for printing then the fix is to double the height and width of the lines so that they are proportional when reduced. If you do that then you probably won't need the image. Another w...
by jacque
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Android Deployment
Topic: Android Video Player
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Re: Android Video Player

I haven't tried this at all, so you're on your own, but I have a theoretical solution. There is a specialFolderPath("external documents") that accesses files outside the sandbox. You could use "the files" to get a list of available files from that location and display them in your app. When the user...
by jacque
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: On/Off auto-type in preferences
Replies: 33
Views: 1030

Re: On/Off auto-type in preferences

I do this two different ways. 1.Triple-click selects the whole line. Then put the cursor to the left of the line under the place where the line should go and paste. 2.Drag from the end of the line above (to catch the carriage return) down to the end of the target line. Cut. Place the cursor at the e...
by jacque
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: LiveCode Multi-Search
Replies: 37
Views: 905

Re: LiveCode Multi-Search

I made a few edits to the Search button so that multi-word terms work in most places. I'll send it in PM and you can do what you want, or nothing, with it.
by jacque
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Cannot copy paste a card in the Project Browser
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: Cannot copy paste a card in the Project Browser

I might be mistaken. Tried to see if in LC 7.01 this option was available and it is not. Still I would like to be able easy to clone a card so I am able to use a card as a template to create more cards that are only mildly different. Any idea's ? You already had it. :) "Clone this cd". You'll have ...
by jacque
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Databases
Topic: SQLite and the different UTF-8
Replies: 22
Views: 419

Re: SQLite and the different UTF-8

Anyway, I still have doubts. I have put in the preferences of, DB Bowser for SQLite, that the tables that you create are UTF-16. I have created a table with this configuration and I continue with the same problems. If I put textDecode (tData, "UTF-8") it looks correctly. If it's UTF-16, would not i...
by jacque
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Databases
Topic: SQLite and the different UTF-8
Replies: 22
Views: 419

Re: SQLite and the different UTF-8

For textDecode, you need to specify UTF8 which tells LC the database is in UTF8. Assuming your data is in a variable named tData, it would look like this:

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put textDecode(tData,"UTF8") into tLCdata
This will translate the UTF8 data into UTF16.

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