Upgrading to 9.0

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Upgrading to 9.0

Post by DavJans » Thu May 17, 2018 4:32 pm

I am stuck using version 8 because if I upgrade to 9 the font in all my stacks says its the same size but doesnt fit in the space they used to fit in. Is there an easy way to fix it.
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Re: Upgrading to 9.0

Post by FourthWorld » Thu May 17, 2018 4:53 pm

Can you post a screen shot so we can see what's going on?

It may be the font rendering bug that was fixed in v9, in which engine was not using appropriate OS calls for rendering text.

But to confirm, it would be helpful to see exactly what's happening.
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Re: Upgrading to 9.0

Post by DavJans » Thu May 17, 2018 5:48 pm

Livecode 8.1.9
Image

Livecode 9.0
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Re: Upgrading to 9.0

Post by Klaus » Thu May 17, 2018 5:54 pm

You can add images (jpg and png) here directly, no need for using extra image hosters! 8)

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Re: Upgrading to 9.0

Post by jmburnod » Thu May 17, 2018 6:18 pm

Hi Klaus,
Thanks.
I didn't know that was possible without extra image hosters 8)
Directly is better
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Re: Upgrading to 9.0

Post by DavJans » Thu May 17, 2018 6:37 pm

I didn't know that, thank you.

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Re: Upgrading to 9.0

Post by bangkok » Thu May 17, 2018 10:26 pm

I have the same problem.

Stack (created with 5.5.3) and modified and opened with LC 8.19 (Windows 8.1)
LC_819.png
.... and then opened with LC 9 (on the same PC).
LC_9.png
And then : stack created with LC 9 and then opened with LC 8.1.9

Same issues.
TEST_TEST.png

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Re: Upgrading to 9.0

Post by FourthWorld » Fri May 18, 2018 12:14 am

Compare what you see in your LiveCode apps with other apps on the same platform, and see the Release Notes about the new font features. A little adjustment may be needed in some cases, but the result means much more conformant apps. And if you really want an older appearance, depending on how your objects are set up it may be as simple as setting the font and size in the mainstack.
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Re: Upgrading to 9.0

Post by MaxV » Fri May 18, 2018 1:47 pm

There is just a proerty to change if you use an old script, it say to livecode to revert to old font/graphic sizes. I can't remember at the present.
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Re: Upgrading to 9.0

Post by MaxV » Fri May 18, 2018 1:51 pm

FOUND: http://livecode.wikia.com/wiki/Theme

just change to legacy!
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