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by jiml
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Nested stack properties...
Replies: 24
Views: 748

Re: Nested stack properties...

Custom properties are very handy for storing data. But please remember they can only be stored within a file that is writable. For example, consider you have a custom property of a stack. In the IDE you can read and write that at will. But once you compile that stack into a standalone it is readable...
by jiml
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Complete Lessons pdf - Exercise 1 - Page 18 suggestions
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: Complete Lessons pdf - Exercise 1 - Page 18 suggestions

Bill,

Thanks for our effort in making that clear explanation and video.

Jim Lambert
by jiml
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Looking for a volunteer tester...
Replies: 55
Views: 1532

Re: Looking for a volunteer tester...

Get Info reports the size of testInterface as "43,560,495 bytes (Zero bytes on disk)"

Perhaps that's a clue.

I also used revZip to decompress testHello.zip

error: "ziperr,unable to open output file"

Jim Lambert
by jiml
Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Looking for a volunteer tester...
Replies: 55
Views: 1532

Re: Looking for a volunteer tester...

downloaded to macOS 10.15.5
unzipped
double-clicked testinterface application
You can’t open the application “testInterface” because it is not supported on this type of Mac.
Jim Lambert
by jiml
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Vertically Centering Cursor in Field *Solved*
Replies: 22
Views: 930

Re: Vertically Centering Cursor in Field

for a 'typewriter effect see TYPE in the dictionary
by jiml
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: how to get text from a file on a server
Replies: 14
Views: 438

Re: how to get text from a file on a server

I am simply trying to read a number from a text file located on a web server without having to download it at all. How is this done? ... It’s just a simple text file. If that's actually what you want to do have you tried this? put url "https://mysite.com/mysimplenumberfile.txt" into theNumberIWante...
by jiml
Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Would you fund a campaign for a better livecode website?
Replies: 26
Views: 1049

Re: Would you fund a campaign for a better livecode website?

To give an actual answer to OP shaunalan's question - Yes, I would. But as LiveCode has just completed a successful fundraising campaign they should wait a bit to conduct another. Re: MarkW's 'eat our own dogfood' post, I wonder if RevIgniter might be useful for that? I appreciate Mark's metrics on ...
by jiml
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: WP REST API Plugin - How to actually use it?
Replies: 12
Views: 1936

Re: WP REST API Plugin - How to actually use it?

Hi Richard,

LiveCode Connect was the 'soon to be released' feature promised in the quote I posted.

It ingested Swagger (OpenAPI) API descriptions and converted them to LC scripts.

It was stillborn. Or rather aborted. :(

Jim Lambert
by jiml
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: WP REST API Plugin - How to actually use it?
Replies: 12
Views: 1936

Re: WP REST API Plugin - How to actually use it?

Ah, if only Livecode Connect were real! Get Access To This Major New Feature… We are rapidly approaching the first release of LiveCode Connect. This major new feature will allow you to add all kinds of Web API’s easily to your app. LiveCode Connect takes the hard-work out of accessing web APIs by us...
by jiml
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: A small PR rant
Replies: 60
Views: 2889

Re: A small PR rant

Bogs wrote:
Yah, but where are the Android and Desktop sizes ?
Random(4000) x Random(3000)

:D

Jim Lambert
by jiml
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Nothing new here
Replies: 14
Views: 681

Re: Nothing new here

I too was gobsmacked when I saw that post using 'new' to create a card.

I never knew the voodoo that old 'new' could do.
by jiml
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Hiding code in a button in a commercial version of LiveCode
Replies: 21
Views: 952

Re: Hiding code in a button in a commercial version of LiveCode

My aim is to present learners with a stack with a button which, when they click on it, runs a script, but they are prevented from being able to see the script. At a certain point learners need to get away from being spoon-fed and start working out how to effect functionality: a stack with a button ...
by jiml
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: SoCal LiveCode Group
Topic: July is here
Replies: 8
Views: 1214

Re: July is here

The mothership Zoom meetings have had light attendance. Perhaps that's a function of covering the entire world.
Maybe regional Zooms would be better.
I'd certainly be up for popping into an online SoCal Zoom meeting such as Clarence offered.
I don't have much LC stuff to say though.
by jiml
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Card Flipping Animation
Replies: 20
Views: 1275

Re: Card Flipping Animation

if I held the mouse down the card flipping continued but on mouseUp it was not stopping the animation once it got going
Since you use SEND IN TIME, make sure your MOUSEUP deletes any remaining SEND messages.

Jim Lambert
by jiml
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Card Flipping Animation
Replies: 20
Views: 1275

Re: Card Flipping Animation

And here's an old animation technique using a single image containing all the cels of an animation.

Code: Select all

go url "http://netrin.on-rev.com/animateimage/animata.rev"
Jim Lambert

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