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Multiple palette stacks

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:46 am
by Summertime01
Hi all,

It's probably easy but I can't find out how to do it:
I've got a main stack and 2 substacks that I would like to open as palettes. I would like to allow for the user to see both palettes at the same time on top of the main stack (like with the tools palette and the project browser in livecode). What's a good way of doing that?

Thanks a lot for your help.

Re: Multiple palette stacks

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:57 am
by Summertime01
PS:
It actually works sometimes but more "accidentally" or because of a mechanism/command I cannot really track.

I've got a button for each substack on the main stack. Pressing a button opens the respective stack. The preOpen stack handler in the substack's script defines it as palette.

I've noticed this behaviour:
action 1: When I click the button to open substack/palette 1 it opens.
action 2: When I then click the other button to open substack 2, substack 2 opens and substack 1 closes.
action 3: When I then click button 1 substack 1 opens.
action 4: When I then click button 2 substack 2 opens but substack 1 remains open as well.
Just seems to work in this sequence of actions. :roll:

Re: Multiple palette stacks

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:05 am
by Summertime01
Correction:
Just found out that the second substack/palette is in the background but open.

What's the best way to have both substacks on top of the main stack?

Re: Multiple palette stacks

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:39 pm
by FourthWorld
What is the mode of the mainstack?

Re: Multiple palette stacks

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:43 pm
by bogs
Summertime01 wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:05 am
What's the best way to have both substacks on top of the main stack?
I *think* what your looking for is this in your main stack :

Code: Select all

on openStack
// http://livecode.wikia.com/wiki/RaisePalettes
	set the raisePalettes to true
end openStack

Re: Multiple palette stacks

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:28 pm
by jmburnod
Hi All
I played with 3 substacks and it works fine for me (LC 9.0.1)
I didn't find differences with raisepalettes true or false because there is only palette and edtable stacks.
Not sure I understand in which case raisepalettes could be useful
stBothPal.zip
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Best regards
Jean-Marc

Re: Multiple palette stacks

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:50 pm
by Klaus
On my Mac and Win "the raisepalettes" is TRUE by default, so maybe this is not the case on Linux?

Re: Multiple palette stacks

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:06 pm
by bogs
Dunno, until I set raisePalettes in the openStack handler here (Linux, q4os TDE desktop), the palettes would go under the main stack. Once set, the palettes stayed above the main stack as shown in the picture. Didn't test on other Os platforms, so couldn't comment.