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by FourthWorld
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Scrolling text -- like movie credits
Replies: 38
Views: 574

Re: Scrolling text -- like movie credits

The scroll of a field can still be set even if the scrollbar properties are turned off.
by FourthWorld
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Can't post a request for assistance
Replies: 15
Views: 410

Re: Can't post a request for assistance

stam wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:47 am
Thanks Richard
You're welcome, Stam, but the real credit goes to Heather, who did the actual work of tweaking the settings.
by FourthWorld
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: How do you set the angle of a line graphic?
Replies: 17
Views: 523

Re: How do you set the angle of a line graphic?

All I can say for sure, based on my test before posting, is that the IDE provides a means of adjusting the angle of both line and polygon objects by arbitrary degrees That was my original query. I do not think, for lines, LC does such a thing at all. Yeah, I thought so too, until I tried it. See Ob...
by FourthWorld
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: How do you set the angle of a line graphic?
Replies: 17
Views: 523

Re: How do you set the angle of a line graphic?

Richard. That handler fails at the line: if the realPoints of pGraphic is empty then That property is not yet defined, so there must be other stuff that happened before. So it would seem. I didn't try it in isolation before posting, only using the IDE's menu items. Anyway if the style of pGraphic i...
by FourthWorld
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: How do you set the angle of a line graphic?
Replies: 17
Views: 523

Re: How do you set the angle of a line graphic?

FWIW I noticed the IDE provides a "Rotate Polygon" section in the "Objects" menu, and curious to see how it worked led me to this handler in revcommonlibrary.livecodescript: # Parameters # pGraphic : A reference to a graphic # pAngle : The angle to rotate the graphic by # Description # Performs a ro...
by FourthWorld
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Can't post a request for assistance
Replies: 15
Views: 410

Re: Can't post a request for assistance

General search engines are useful for learning just about anything, and very useful here. Still, I share your annoyance with PHPBB's defaults, and will see what I can do to encourage the site admin to alter them. Following up on this: I submitted a request to the forum admin Friday, and first thing...
by FourthWorld
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: How do you set the angle of a line graphic?
Replies: 17
Views: 523

Re: How do you set the angle of a line graphic?

dunbarx wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:05 pm
One can set the angle of a polygon...
AFAIK that only applies to "regular" (fixed symmetrical) polygons.
by FourthWorld
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Formatting text saved in an array
Replies: 12
Views: 392

Re: Formatting text saved in an array

Am I correct in assuming that the htmlText function simply allow a field to recognise and react to html tags? Almost. Htmltext was added as a field property to provide a textual (as opposed to binary) format that retains the contents of the field with complete fidelity. StyledText was added more re...
by FourthWorld
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: DataGrid - Looping through all elements, and TSV help
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: DataGrid - Looping through all elements, and TSV help

Google "CSV must die", and the first hit will provide background on the issue and a LiveCode handler to solve it for you.
by FourthWorld
Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Formatting text saved in an array
Replies: 12
Views: 392

Re: Formatting text saved in an array

And if you want to get obsessive about performance, arrays can contain arrays, so you could use the styledText of the field instead of the htmlText:

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put the styledText of fld 2 into tArray[fld 1]
by FourthWorld
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Vexing inconsistent problem with click location. Crazy!!
Replies: 25
Views: 677

Re: Vexing inconsistent problem with click location. Crazy!!

I'll install Community on my wife's MacBook Air, and try my test stack on her machine. I will also download a fresh copy of Community on my machine, see what happens. That seems a good step. (I used to be Tim, or Timothy Miller, or Doctor Timothy Miller, or possibly Timborino. I couldn't log in to ...
by FourthWorld
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Vexing inconsistent problem with click location. Crazy!!
Replies: 25
Views: 677

Re: Vexing inconsistent problem with click location. Crazy!!

If the LiveCode engine is corrupted, it probably won't run. If it runs we can usually rule that out. If a stack is corrupted, it probably won't open. If it opens at can usually rule that out. If everything works splendidly but one very specific thing, that's probably a bug. And if that bug is not ev...
by FourthWorld
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Formatting text saved in an array
Replies: 12
Views: 392

Re: Formatting text saved in an array

If field 1 contains the label and field 2 contains the value to be associated with that label...

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put the htmltext of fld 2 into tArray[fld 1]
by FourthWorld
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Standalone compile never leaves closing open stacks
Replies: 20
Views: 766

Re: Standalone compile never leaves closing open stacks

Klaus wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:03 pm
Maybe the mothership could add another "messageless" application which will create the standalone?
^ this

In MC building a standalone was not a disruptive process. It shouldn't be in LC either, and certainly shouldn't require modifying code just to build.
by FourthWorld
Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Can't post a request for assistance
Replies: 15
Views: 410

Re: Can't post a request for assistance

General search engines are useful for learning just about anything, and very useful here.

Still, I share your annoyance with PHPBB's defaults, and will see what I can do to encourage the site admin to alter them.

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