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by derek
Sat Jul 21, 2007 10:14 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: printing contents of a text field revPrintField
Replies: 1
Views: 1553

printing contents of a text field revPrintField

I need to print the contents of a text field. I think I have figured it out. (Once again, Revolution seems to handle a simple, common need in a needlessly complex and obscure way). I post this message to provide the information to others who might search the forum for this topic, and to get further ...
by derek
Sat Jul 21, 2007 9:27 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: error checking or trapping when writing text file
Replies: 3
Views: 1904

Thank you, Klaus. And thank you for explaining the use of the URL statement in another thread (newbie question; write to file, read from file?). That helped me make my script above work properly.

Derek
by derek
Sat Jul 21, 2007 8:03 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: error checking or trapping when writing text file
Replies: 3
Views: 1904

error checking or trapping when writing text file

I'm wondering about error checking/trapping when writing a text file. The sample stack, "Multiple Choice Questionnaire" contains the code: -- check for an error if word 1 of the result is "error" then However, I am getting a result "can't open file." Therefore, using the RunRev code sample above, th...
by derek
Fri Jul 20, 2007 4:11 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Changing background group behavior on one card
Replies: 3
Views: 2292

Thanks, Klaus. Your suggestion will solve my current problem, and is much easier than anything I had thought of. Is there a good way to tackle the more general problem of single-card modifications to group behaviors? In a more complex situation, it seems like I might have half a dozen "if statements...
by derek
Fri Jul 20, 2007 3:36 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Changing background group behavior on one card
Replies: 3
Views: 2292

Changing background group behavior on one card

This must be a common problem, but I haven't found information on how to deal with it. I have a quiz stack with different substacks for each section of the quiz. Each card within a substack shares three different background groups. For the most part, this works well. If I add a card to a substack, i...
by derek
Wed Jul 11, 2007 12:46 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: How to comment out a block of code?
Replies: 2
Views: 3623

Thank you, Lynn. This is just what I was looking for.

Derek
by derek
Wed Jul 11, 2007 12:44 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Looking for a Multiple Choice Quiz stack
Replies: 5
Views: 3002

Looking for a Multiple Choice Quiz stack

I need to develop a multiple choice quiz stack, and I am hoping to find an example or template that I can modify to fit my purposes. I know about the Multiple Choice Questionnaire in the Revolution Documentation Sample Projects. I have spent several days trying to modify it, but each time I adapt so...
by derek
Wed Jul 11, 2007 12:19 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: How to comment out a block of code?
Replies: 2
Views: 3623

How to comment out a block of code?

In debugging or modifying scripts, it is often useful to "comment out" a block of code, so that it will be ignored (treated as a comment) until I decide to reactivate it. I know that I can turn any single line of code into a comment, by adding -- (double dash) at the beginning. However, this is tedi...
by derek
Thu Jul 05, 2007 9:49 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Duplicating a card?
Replies: 4
Views: 2283

Thank you, Klaus. This will solve my problem. It's great to have such quick answers from the forum. I hope someday the documentation will improve enough that simple questions like this will be findable.

Derek
by derek
Thu Jul 05, 2007 6:25 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Duplicating a card?
Replies: 4
Views: 2283

Duplicating a card?

I have a card in my stack, and I want to duplicate it. Usually, the duplicate will serve as the next card in the same stack. Sometimes, I will want to place it in a different sub stack or another main stack. These online forums find no messages when I search for "duplicate card." The same is true fo...
by derek
Thu Jul 05, 2007 6:03 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: how do you move a card or reorder a stack?
Replies: 3
Views: 2677

Thanks for your help. I am glad to learn how to handle details like this.

Derek
by derek
Thu Jul 05, 2007 6:01 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: single background objects require group?
Replies: 2
Views: 1871

Thanks, Mark. I appreciate the confirmation.

Derek
by derek
Thu Jun 28, 2007 8:29 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: how do you move a card or reorder a stack?
Replies: 3
Views: 2677

how do you move a card or reorder a stack?

I could find nothing in the documentation, the forum, nor online searches for how to move a card to a different position in a stack. I'm currently working on creating a quiz, by modifying Revolution's Multiple Choice Questionanaire from the Sample Projects. If I create a quiz question as the second ...
by derek
Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:46 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: single background objects require group?
Replies: 2
Views: 1871

single background objects require group?

I want to place a label field on almost every card, so it seems logical to make it a background object. In the documentation and tutorials, I find only references to using groups as background objects. Do I need to create a group of my one object, in order to make it a background object, or is there...
by derek
Fri Jan 19, 2007 9:14 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: discovering previous text size of text field
Replies: 3
Views: 2330

Thank you. This is just what I was looking for.

Derek

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