How to transfer folder references to standalone ?

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Re: How to transfer folder references to standalone ?

Post by Klaus » Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:13 pm

Hi Kresten,
kresten wrote:Well, When I click apply I get a "no errors occured "
that only tells you that the script compiles without error.

Can you please post (one of) the menupick scripts and the scripts that does not work/get executed with "menupick"?


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Re: How to transfer folder references to standalone ?

Post by kresten » Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:30 pm

it id the Go menu:

on menuPick pWhich
switch pWhich
case "Go to day..."
gotoday
break
case "Go to Parseviewer"
show stack "Parseviewer"
set the iconic of stack "Phenomenalog" to true
go stack "Parseviewer"
break
case "Go to My Cyberspace"
Open stack "Cyberspace"
set the iconic of stack "Phenomenalog" to true
set the visible of stack "Cyberspace" to true
break
Case "Go to Mindmapping"
open stack "Mindmapping"
set the iconic of stack "Phenomenalog" to true
break
Case "Go to Drafting"
open stack "DRAFT"
set the iconic of stack "Phenomenalog" to true
break
CASE "go to Drawing"
open stack "DRAWINGS"
set the iconic of stack "Phenomenalog" to true
break
Case "Go to Statistics"
open stack "Statistics"
ikonide
set the iconic of stack "Phenomenalog" to true
break
Case "Go to Screenshots"
put specialfolderpath("resources") &"/"& "Screenshots" into tFolder
launch document tFolder
set the iconic of stack "Phenomenalog" to true
break
Case "Go to Parsings"
put specialfolderpath("resources") &"/"& "Parsings" into tFolder
launch document tFolder
set the iconic of stack "Phenomenalog" to true
break
Case "Go to All days"
put specialFolderPath("resources") &"/"& Diarysum.html into tPath
launch document tPath
set the iconic of stack "Phenomenalog" to true
break
end switch
end menuPick

It is the three last items which works in the editMenus true situation, but not when false
all the other items refer to other substacks

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Re: How to transfer folder references to standalone ?

Post by Klaus » Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:14 pm

Hi Kresten,

to narrow the problem down, add some "debugging" code to the handlers like:

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Case "Go to Screenshots"

  ## To see if the handler is really getting executed:
  answer pWhich

  put specialfolderpath("resources") &"/"& "Screenshots" into tFolder

  ## To see if there are other reasons why the folder does not get opened, the result may give us a hint:
  launch document tFolder
  answer the result
break
...
I am off until the weekend, so no more answers from me until saturday or sunday!


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Re: How to transfer folder references to standalone ?

Post by kresten » Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:19 pm

Hi
Well, I think I solved the menu problems.It turned out, that I had an extra old menu, which had to be deleted.
BUT:
Instead of opening a new subject, I continue here with a supplementary problem :
I have in my original stack some scriptlines, applying to the creation of a new daycard , which ensures that the content of the previous daycard is appended to a “diarysum.html” file, before a new daycard is created.
I have adapted the text to the placement of the “diarysum.html” file in the resources folder, resulting in a text:
go to last card
open file Diarysum.html for append
write "<p> =================================================== <BR>" to file Diarysum.html
write " <H3>" & short name of this card & "</H3>" to file Diarysum.html
write the HTMLText of field "Textfield" to file Diarysum.html
close file Diarysum.html

But this leaves the file unaffected.
Experiments to specify the location in the folder "resources" failed.

Instead I tried naively to follow the pattern which you suggested for handling the folders :

go to last card
put specialFolderPath("resources") &"/"& Diarysum.html into tPath
open file tPath for append
write "<p> =================================================== <BR>" to file tPath
write short name of this card to file tPath
write the HTMLtext of field "Textfield" of this card to file tPath
close file tPath

- With a most curious result:
-
- This is the accumulating content of the diary. The file has to remain at the default location. and with its default name: Diarysum.html. In this form, user cannot erase or add to it, but you can save its content at a given day somewhere else, on your computer, and edit that copy with a wordprocessor ================================================================
-  
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In the hope for a solution to this
Best regards from
Kresten

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Re: How to transfer folder references to standalone ?

Post by Klaus » Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:51 pm

Hi Kresten,

if the standalone is (correctly) installed in the "Program files x86" (Win) or "Applications" (Mac) folder,
only users with ADMIN permissions are allowed to write in these folders!

If you need to write something to file, use the documents folder or the preferences folder!
Mac:
-> specialfolderpath("preferences")

Win:
-> specialFolderPath(35) = For all users!
-> specialfolderpath(26) = for the current user only!

Linux
-> $HOME

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Re: How to transfer folder references to standalone ?

Post by kresten » Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:44 pm

Hi Klaus
Thank you for the specification applying to the future of a standalone. But before approaching those problems, I think it should be possible to organise the stack with its further resources (4 folders) + the diarysum.html in a way, which ensures the appending of daycard text, as long as it is executed in livecode.
Can you help scripting that ?
I understand, that the placement of the standalone in the application folder may limit the freedom of the user. But alternative placements of the standalone, on desktop or in document folder might perhaps be feasible ?
Best regards
Kresten

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Re: How to transfer folder references to standalone ?

Post by Klaus » Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:34 am

Hi Kresten,
kresten wrote:Thank you for the specification applying to the future of a standalone. But before approaching those problems, I think it should be possible to organise the stack with its further resources (4 folders) + the diarysum.html in a way, which ensures the appending of daycard text, as long as it is executed in livecode.
Can you help scripting that ?
try this:

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go to last card

## Or do you have a subfolder with your html file? If yes, use this:
## put specialFolderPath("resources") &"/html/Diarysum.html" into tPath
put specialFolderPath("resources") &"/Diarysum.html" into tPath

## I always collect data in a variable first and then write to file (or put into a field) "en bloc"
put "<p> =================================================== <BR>" into tAppendix
put the short name of this card after tAppendix
put the HTMLtext of field "Textfield" of this card after tAppendix
put tAppendix after url("file:" & tPath)

## May give a hint what went tworng when writing to file
if the result <> EMPTY then
   answer "Error:" && the result
end if
...
kresten wrote:I understand, that the placement of the standalone in the application folder may limit the freedom of the user. But alternative placements of the standalone, on desktop or in document folder might perhaps be feasible ?
Maybe, not sure, and no guarantees! :D

Best

Klaus

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