Problem with "Send" and "Dispatch"

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Problem with "Send" and "Dispatch"

Post by dunbarx » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:24 am

I have a button handler that reads text from a file and loads data into a field on the same card. Works fine.

A little farther along that same handler, just before it ends in fact, I have a line that sends (with the "send" command) a message to that field. A handler in the field is set to catch that message, and do its thing.

About half the time it does not work. The message is not trapped. Same with "dispatch".

But if I duplicate the "send" line, it works about 80% of the time. And if I duplicate the "dispatch" line, it works ALL the time. And by "duplicate", I mean:

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dispatch "processData" to fld "printField" with "reload Fixture"
dispatch "processData" to fld "printField" with "reload Fixture"
I am back in business with my two lines. Very happy.

Ready, set, go.

Why not just "go"?

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Re: Problem with "Send" and "Dispatch"

Post by bogs » Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:13 am

That is curious. Wonder if you used call from the field end if it would work more often.

*Edit - not saying that the others shouldn't work 100% of the time, though.

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