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by bogs
Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Print a file?
Replies: 12
Views: 376

Re: Print a file?

Frightening, isn't it? If you keep having similar thought lines to mine, I may have to recommend institutionalization ! (Come on in, the straight jackets are fine! :shock: ) Well, if we get good enough at it, I may not have to post here at all. That won't work, I'd have to have you picked up as a '...
by bogs
Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Print a file?
Replies: 12
Views: 376

Re: Print a file?

When printing a field that is longer than the height of the card, you need to use the pageHeights property (see the dictionary.) Basically that tells you how much text will fit on a page. You run a loop that prints the card, scrolls the field to the next line in the pageHeights, print the card agai...
by bogs
Mon Mar 08, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Creating a text file isn't working for me
Replies: 18
Views: 303

Re: Creating a text file isn't working for me

I must be slow this morning, forgive me. Let's start over here with your initial statement (now that I actually read the title of the post). Creating a text file isn't working for me So, everything I said about the default folder isn't going to create a file, to do that, you need 2 things, a path, w...
by bogs
Mon Mar 08, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: LiveCode ver 6
Replies: 23
Views: 588

Re: LiveCode ver 6

But if the only difference between LiveCode 6 and LiveCode 9.6 is how the wall paper looks a lot of us have been throwing our money away . . . Did I say that was the only difference? In this case, it is a difference that can hinder learning, but not one that contributes in any way to understanding ...
by bogs
Mon Mar 08, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Creating a text file isn't working for me
Replies: 18
Views: 303

Re: Creating a text file isn't working for me

trags3 wrote:
Mon Mar 08, 2021 3:47 pm
set the defaultFolder to (specialFolderPath("Documents") )
Try dropping the outer parenthesis around specialFolder hee hee.
set the defaultFolder to specialFolderPath("Documents")
by bogs
Mon Mar 08, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Creating a text file isn't working for me
Replies: 18
Views: 303

Re: Creating a text file isn't working for me

on openStack 10 set the defaultFolder to (specialFolderPath("Documents") & slash ) 10 put URL("file:" & (specialFolderPath("Documents") & "/ PC.txt")) into tfile end openStack Problem I see is that you have a slash, then include the slash in the files name. Me, I just include the slash as part of t...
by bogs
Mon Mar 08, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Livecode is a C++ or programming language
Replies: 16
Views: 374

Re: Livecode is a C++ or programming language

Well, that certainly isn't an impossibility, but it would be a tougher way to go about it. Almost any language can write a compiler, and I don't see writing source code files to be particularly difficult either (probably the easiest part of the whole process actually), putting it together might be a...
by bogs
Mon Mar 08, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Livecode is a C++ or programming language
Replies: 16
Views: 374

Re: Livecode is a C++ or programming language

But, just as tables and chairs are made from wood, and wood is made from molecules, and molecules are composed of atoms, . . . leptons, hadrons, muons, gluons . . . strings . . . so C++ is written in machine code. No, it isn't, it compiles to machine code, it is *not* written in it heh, it is (at t...
by bogs
Mon Mar 08, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: LiveCode ver 6
Replies: 23
Views: 588

Re: LiveCode ver 6

I am with Paul in recommending that you start with v.9x. Hm, I think my initial reply to what Paul said may not have been clear enough. bogs wrote: ↑ Hum, I don't use it other than for answering (some) questions, and much like our friend the OP I am not interested in it ( although the OP may change...
by bogs
Mon Mar 08, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Livecode is a C++ or programming language
Replies: 16
Views: 374

Re: Livecode is a C++ or programming language

As far as I recall, C++ was probably written in machine code . . . I'd tend to doubt that ;) C++ was an improvement (or intended to be one) of C. C was an improvement (or intended to be one) of B ...and so on , and so forth. B, C, and C++ can write themselves (or maybe I should say, can write the c...
by bogs
Sun Mar 07, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: Multimedia
Topic: Visualizing data
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: Visualizing data

Or a really REALLY bad one. I wasn't even involved, and it woke ME up :twisted:
by bogs
Sun Mar 07, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: LiveCode ver 6
Replies: 23
Views: 588

Re: LiveCode ver 6

Actually taking a look in LC 6.7 it seems like the property inspector palette is actually created on the fly (I was going to see if I could just rename it and have it work in LC 9.6) Well, that *sounds* like a good experiment, feel free to pm me on how that turns out ;) but I likely won't reach 6.7...
by bogs
Sun Mar 07, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Print a file?
Replies: 12
Views: 376

Re: Print a file?

Well, I dunno what is up with it on here either. Certainly it could be the version I'm using, although I only tested up to 6.7.11, but I don't believe so, for a LOT of reasons. It could also be a 'nix thing, but I doubt that as well. Aside from the things I mentioned above, it also didn't print the ...
by bogs
Sun Mar 07, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: LiveCode ver 6
Replies: 23
Views: 588

Re: LiveCode ver 6

might as well get used to it (or take a crack at building an alternative PI yourself) Hum, I don't use it other than for answering (some) questions, and much like our friend the OP I am not interested in it (although the OP may change their POV, hopefully), and like quite a few others here I've alr...
by bogs
Sun Mar 07, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: LiveCode ver 6
Replies: 23
Views: 588

Re: LiveCode ver 6

Sure, it's a subjective opinion. If you hide the widget stuff then the tools palette isn't much different, I guess the property inspector layout is quite a bit different (better IMO). I sure wasn't referring to the tool palette, which has been similar to where it was in Mc lo those many moons ago :...

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