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by thatkeith
Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:22 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Menu Builder Woes?
Replies: 37
Views: 3120

Re: Menu Builder Woes?

It may be that I'm just pre-coffee, but whether the menus are placed -22 or the stack scrolls -22 seems pretty much the same thing, no? The current behaviour seems to involve moving the entire card 22px up underneath the window title bar, whereas I'm wondering about moving the menu group itself up ...
by thatkeith
Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Menu Builder Woes?
Replies: 37
Views: 3120

Re: Menu Builder Woes?

I have a field called "work" that I want to resize with the window. I've been doing this in a resizeStack handler, storing the height and with of the stack in handlers and then running this and similar lines: set the rect of field "work" to 0,0, theW, theH - 20 But everything shifts up. I know I can...
by thatkeith
Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Menu Builder Woes?
Replies: 37
Views: 3120

Re: Menu Builder Woes?

If all platforms worked the same it wouldn't be needed at all. Windows and Linux put menus at the top of the window, so it's just the ~10% using Mac who need special accommodation. Heh. :) Fully understood, and I appreciate the problem it's tackling. However, I wonder whether it would have been bet...
by thatkeith
Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Menu Builder Woes?
Replies: 37
Views: 3120

Re: Menu Builder Woes?

Hmm. I was going to include menus in the tutorial I'm doing now, but there are too many oddities going on for me to do that now. The core part of the project is a scrolling field that resizes with the window, plus a few other elements that slide along at the bottom of the window. Having to explain t...
by thatkeith
Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Menu Builder Woes?
Replies: 37
Views: 3120

Re: Menu Builder Woes?

Thanks Richard – the UG doesn't seem to say exactly the same here, but your words make more sense. From the User Guide: Next, you set the menubar property of your stack to the name of the group. This does two things: it displays the menus in the menu bar at the top of the screen, and it shortens the...
by thatkeith
Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Menu Builder Woes?
Replies: 37
Views: 3120

Re: Menu Builder Woes?

The User Guide was put back into the Help menu a couple builds ago: Help->User Guide What version are you using? I'm using v6.5, down from v6.5.2 after the Dictionary glitch mentioned earlier today. Here's the Help menu I see when using the IDE: Screen Shot 2014-03-04 at 18.27.33.png Both the Begin...
by thatkeith
Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:22 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Menu Builder Woes?
Replies: 37
Views: 3120

Re: Menu Builder Woes?

While we're on the Menu Builder subject, is there info somewhere on what it does when it 'moves objects down to accommodate menu bar'? I've looked in the user guide but I haven't found an answer. This option seems to play a game with the card/stack dimensions. When the menu is created the stack heig...
by thatkeith
Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Menu Builder Woes?
Replies: 37
Views: 3120

Re: Menu Builder Woes?

Here's the big part of my beef: how does a user find the documentation? The User Guide is important and it is impressive . But it is so hidden away that I'm absolutely certain many users don't even know it exists. It can be found if someone clicks Resources, selects User Guide, reads the small print...
by thatkeith
Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:49 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Menu Builder Woes?
Replies: 37
Views: 3120

Re: Menu Builder Woes?

The whole process of creating and managing menus is woefully under-documented. This seems to be one of the parts of LiveCode that you're expected to 'just know', which is a shame. Where's the newbie-friendly documentation on making and managing menus? The explanations of how it works? The tips and t...
by thatkeith
Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:00 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Problems in the Dictionary
Replies: 18
Views: 5294

Re: Problems in the Dictionary

Sell-by date? In current release terms version the GM1 build of 6.5.2 is fresh, no? :?: :? According to the bug reporter form v6.6 is at DP1 stage. But I will definitely take your advice to drop back to v6.5, which is still installed. (In fact I see 5.5.3 still installed too! Maybe it is time for a ...
by thatkeith
Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Problems in the Dictionary
Replies: 18
Views: 5294

Re: Problems in the Dictionary

Duly noted! 8) And I'll make sure to report all the documentation glitches I see to quality.runrev.com.
by thatkeith
Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Problems in the Dictionary
Replies: 18
Views: 5294

Re: Problems in the Dictionary

Not a typo, just a nod to Richard Gaskin (@FourthWorld would have been a better choice), someone I knew from a mailing list a long, long time ago. :)
by thatkeith
Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: set imageData crashing on mac
Replies: 4
Views: 821

Re: set imageData crashing on mac

That should work! I used pretty much the same thing myself just a couple of hours ago:

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set the imageData of me to the imageData of me
Perhaps a sanity check on the tShortID variable contents?
by thatkeith
Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Find in different stack?
Replies: 2
Views: 548

Re: Find in different stack?

Nice, thanks!
With a little bit of rethinking and being careful to call it just before the actual 'find' line this worked a treat.
by thatkeith
Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Problems in the Dictionary
Replies: 18
Views: 5294

Re: Problems in the Dictionary

:) Thanks, sounds sensible!
@Richard, I'll go do that.

Keith

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