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by stephenmcnutt
Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Strange Crash [Please Ignore/Delete This Post]
Replies: 7
Views: 1369

Strange Crash [Please Ignore/Delete This Post]

Update 10/5/13: I apologize for making this post as the error, though I never pinpointed its cause, was fixed after I took care of some obvious loose ends I'd carelessly left unaddressed in my script. I very much value the help I get from this forum and regret having wasted people's time with this p...
by stephenmcnutt
Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:36 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: "Close Stack" Doesn't Close Stack
Replies: 17
Views: 4314

Re: "Close Stack" Doesn't Close Stack

Good news. Simply using "delete stack" instead of "close stack" does the trick. It seems to be really "closing" the stack immediately when I use "delete stack" unlike when I use "close stack". It makes me a little nervous using a command with such a dangerous sounding name, but it seems it really do...
by stephenmcnutt
Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:20 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: "Close Stack" Doesn't Close Stack
Replies: 17
Views: 4314

Re: "Close Stack" Doesn't Close Stack

Thanks a lot, Jacque. I see what you mean about it not really being a bug. My complaint is that the LC Dictionary doesn't give enough information about these subtleties. I've found over the years that you really can't learn LC completely from the official documentation. There seems to be extra and o...
by stephenmcnutt
Sun Jun 16, 2013 7:33 am
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: "Close Stack" Doesn't Close Stack
Replies: 17
Views: 4314

Re: "Close Stack" Doesn't Close Stack

Thanks to both of you. I'm not at home and am unable to test "delete stack" yet, but I will. I've found evidence that this is an old problem. I'd say it's a bug. Here's someone with the problem in 2004: http://lists.runrev.com/pipermail/use-livecode/2004-June/038013.html Here's someone with the prob...
by stephenmcnutt
Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:43 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: "Close Stack" Doesn't Close Stack
Replies: 17
Views: 4314

Re: "Close Stack" Doesn't Close Stack

No, it works like this: the settings are loaded from the data stack Settings Saver.rev into global variables at launch, and at application close, they're saved again to the Settings Saver.rev file. It's as simple as that, and that works fine. But I've recently gotten fancier because of the Mac App S...
by stephenmcnutt
Sat Jun 15, 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: "Close Stack" Doesn't Close Stack
Replies: 17
Views: 4314

Re: "Close Stack" Doesn't Close Stack

In stand-alone version, the error message doesn't appear, and the stack doesn't freeze on close as it does in the IDE (the code that saves and closes the data stacks is called from the closeStack handler of the mainstack.) However, the data stacks aren't saved properly, which makes me think the same...
by stephenmcnutt
Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: "Close Stack" Doesn't Close Stack
Replies: 17
Views: 4314

Re: "Close Stack" Doesn't Close Stack

Here's a screenshot of the Application Browser, submitted to show that my three data stacks (at the bottom) aren't substacks of my main application stack. If they were, as I understand the documentation, my data stacks would NEVER close until the main stack closed, and that's not the behavior I'm se...
by stephenmcnutt
Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: "Close Stack" Doesn't Close Stack
Replies: 17
Views: 4314

Re: "Close Stack" Doesn't Close Stack

No they are not. If I could figure out how to post a picture in this forum, I'd show you a screenshot of the Application Browser, but no, they're not.
by stephenmcnutt
Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: "Close Stack" Doesn't Close Stack
Replies: 17
Views: 4314

"Close Stack" Doesn't Close Stack

At least it doesn't seem to do so predictably. I have three data stacks in my Mac OS X application: Questions.rev, Settings Saver.rev, and Teams.rev. There's a copy of these three located in the application package, and they are copied to the Classroom Quizshow (the name of my app) folder within the...
by stephenmcnutt
Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Field Text, Button Labels Creeping to the Right?
Replies: 1
Views: 681

Field Text, Button Labels Creeping to the Right?

It seems like this has to be my fault, and I'll probably figure out that it is, but I thought I'd ask if anybody has seen this before. A strange thing is happening in my application, both the IDE and the standalone. As I use the app (going from card to card then back), text in fields is slowly creep...
by stephenmcnutt
Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Click, Pause, Click Again to Edit a Line in a Field?
Replies: 7
Views: 2273

Re: Click, Pause, Click Again to Edit a Line in a Field?

The solution I came up with is completely different, but it mimics what you see in the Mac Finder or Windows Explorer: When the user clicks on a line in the list field, a heretofore invisible field appears, positioned exactly over the text on the underlying field. This newly visible field contains t...
by stephenmcnutt
Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Removing Geometry Manager Properties with a Script
Replies: 2
Views: 1207

Re: Please Help Me Spot the Error

Thanks, Mark! That script seems to have done the trick. I've sampled the objects in my stack with Message Box scripts like: put the custompropertysets of button "GoToCheckIn" of card "Welcome" of stack "Heimdallr" ...and I'm not seeing any geometry-related properties anymore. Super. Thanks again. Yo...
by stephenmcnutt
Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:39 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Removing Geometry Manager Properties with a Script
Replies: 2
Views: 1207

Removing Geometry Manager Properties with a Script

My stack has become "infected" with Geometry Manager information. Using the "Remove All" button in the Geometry section of the Property Inspector apparently doesn't work, so I'm trying to do it with a script: local tCount = 0 repeat for each line thisCard in the cardNames of stack "Heimdallr" repeat...
by stephenmcnutt
Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: Databases
Topic: ODBC "file DSN" work yet?
Replies: 1
Views: 3251

ODBC "file DSN" work yet?

I'm using an ODBC connection to a Microsoft Access database. Using the ODBC Data Source Administrator [In Windows 7: Control Panels --> Administrative Tools --> Data Sources (ODBC)], I can create connections using either a "User DSN" or a "System DSN", and either will work with my LiveCode app. It s...
by stephenmcnutt
Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: Databases
Topic: Database Basic Questions: New Records in Access/ODBC
Replies: 5
Views: 1890

Re: Database Basic Questions: New Records in Access/ODBC

I don't know, Warren, but yes, I am doing this as a desktop app.

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