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ValiantCuriosity
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Tutorial that needs correction??

Post by ValiantCuriosity » Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:19 pm

I'm posting this comment here as I don't know the proper place to post.

I've been working with LC, iOS, and Android. I was curious about responsive displays and how to use them in LC. I found a tutorial here: http://lessons.livecode.com/m/4069/l/15 ... ll-devices

However, after creating a stack two or three times, I found that the responsiveness on devices didn't work. (Head banging). Then, I noticed a note in the comments list from Elanor Buchanan. I tried her fix and everything worked.

PLEASE, for people new to LC mobile development, could you correct the error within the tutorial?

Thank you. :)
-Rachel
May I never be cured of my curiosity! :D

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Re: Tutorial that needs correction??

Post by bogs » Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:52 pm

ValiantCuriosity wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:19 pm
I'm posting this comment here as I don't know the proper place to post.
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PLEASE, for people new to LC mobile development, could you correct the error within the tutorial?
There is generally a couple ways to go about this. One would be to put it in a comment (place where you read Elanor's fix), the other is to email them directly at 'support at livecode dot com' (minus the 'marks, use @ instead of at, remove all spaces, etc). They are pretty responsive when I email them, take into account the holidays etc.

It is a good suggestion, those are the 2 best ways I know to have it looked at.
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Re: Tutorial that needs correction??

Post by ValiantCuriosity » Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:06 am

@bogs,

I may have also found a bug, but not sure... I'm using LiveCode Indy 9.0.0 (dp 11). I'm currently just going through a few "lessons". The Navigation lesson http://lessons.livecode.com/m/4603/l/56 ... nd-a-stack shows that there is an indication of what card the user is on. ie:. My Navigation App (3) means that the current card is card 3 in the app "My Navigation App".

I can utilize the navigator and all of the newly created cards are present.

The problem is, that I've created this lesson numerous times and it doesn't show the current card number on the card's title bar. Hmmm.

Once again, you saved my day with your information.
Thank you and Happy Holidays.

-Rachel
May I never be cured of my curiosity! :D

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Re: Tutorial that needs correction??

Post by bogs » Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:37 am

Glad I could help. As for the tutorial, I'm not sure why you wouldn't see the numbers after creating new cards, Here is a screen shot of a new stack with 3 cards, clearly it shows that I am currently on card 3.
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After opening the message box, and typing in "go next card", the title changes to the first card (which is the next card).
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Perhaps it is an Operating System thing, I use Linux, so maybe others can confirm or not if it happens on other systems.

I think I would also suggest staying on stable releases when you are starting out, not dp releases (developer preview), as ...well... interesting things could happen.
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Re: Tutorial that needs correction??

Post by Klaus » Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:44 pm

Hi friends,

if you do not enter a TITLE for your stack, then you will see the card number right after the name of the stack. Enter a TITLE, or set it by script and no more numbers in the window titlebar.

See attached screenshots...


Best

Klaus
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Re: Tutorial that needs correction??

Post by bogs » Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:39 pm

Oooo, thank you Klaus! I never noticed that one before :) Makes sense though.
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Re: Tutorial that needs correction??

Post by MaxV » Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:53 pm

ValiantCuriosity wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:19 pm
I'm posting this comment here as I don't know the proper place to post.

I've been working with LC, iOS, and Android. I was curious about responsive displays and how to use them in LC. I found a tutorial here: http://lessons.livecode.com/m/4069/l/15 ... ll-devices
Probably this page show the property fullScreenMode better: http://livecode.wikia.com/wiki/Fullscreenmode
It's a wiki and you can edit it as you like.
Livecode Wiki: http://livecode.wikia.com
My blog: http://livecodeitalia.blogspot.it
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Re: Tutorial that needs correction??

Post by ValiantCuriosity » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:24 pm

Thanks for the links. Interesting.

As I am trying to work through LC tutorials, I have found many errors and a lot of frustration. I'm astounded that the tutorials have coding errors like they do. I'm trying, but as a new user, who purchased LC, it seems like the help is not up to par. I do appreciate the fact that there is just a small team working on LC.

If anyone has suggestions for where to find the most accurate tutorials, or materials to help with LC, please let me know.

-Thanks and Happy New Year to all.
-Rachel
May I never be cured of my curiosity! :D

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Re: Tutorial that needs correction??

Post by FourthWorld » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:32 pm

Happy New Year to you as well, Rachel. And thanks for writing that . With so much documentation out there, and do many new and better ways of doing things in LC, over time I have no doubt some of the tutorials have gotten long in the tooth and are sorely in need of an update.

Can you point me to some of those that have given you trouble? I'll try to see if we can get some attention on those.

Thanks for your help on this.
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Re: Tutorial that needs correction??

Post by MaxV » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:50 am

ValiantCuriosity wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:24 pm
As I am trying to work through LC tutorials, I have found many errors and a lot of frustration. I'm astounded that the tutorials have coding errors like they do. I'm trying, but as a new user, who purchased LC, it seems like the help is not up to par. I do appreciate the fact that there is just a small team working on LC.
For this reasons I create http://livecode.wikia.com , so you can:
  • copy and paste a tutorial and correct it OR
  • ask me to rewrite it OR
  • do whatever you want because it's a public wiki
Livecode Wiki: http://livecode.wikia.com
My blog: http://livecodeitalia.blogspot.it
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Re: Tutorial that needs correction??

Post by bogs » Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:03 pm

Max's wiki creation is a very valuable asset, you don't even have to sign in to make edit's, although you certainly can.
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Re: Tutorial that needs correction??

Post by FourthWorld » Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:17 pm

Does the tutorial include a step to set the stack's title?
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