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by FourthWorld
Tue May 24, 2022 9:57 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Lookup table with split command not working?
Replies: 9
Views: 155

Re: Lookup table with split command not working?

Why does the data need to be in an array structure specifically?
by FourthWorld
Tue May 24, 2022 9:56 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Trapping KeyPress Messages
Replies: 15
Views: 276

Re: Trapping KeyPress Messages

dunbarx wrote:
Tue May 24, 2022 8:05 pm
I am starting a new thread
Seems related. Why a separate thread? How will people know where to post replies?
by FourthWorld
Tue May 24, 2022 9:54 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: How to "re-resize" Stack (elements)
Replies: 15
Views: 502

Re: How to "re-resize" Stack (elements)

We've had this conversation a lot, Jacque. And we've always agreed on the best way to handle every case where we've seen the UI and understand the design and business goals. If you have a new work we haven't discussed that you'd like some help with let me know, I'd be happy to see what I can do. Sam...
by FourthWorld
Tue May 24, 2022 4:53 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: How to "re-resize" Stack (elements)
Replies: 15
Views: 502

Re: How to "re-resize" Stack (elements)

Richard. 89??? I thought you were an old-timer. I prefer the local East LA moniker "veterano". ;) I had done some small contract work with HyperCard, but for me serious work began with the release of SuperCard in June 1989. Later that year I was hired to make a prototype of a new tomography techniq...
by FourthWorld
Tue May 24, 2022 11:23 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: How to "re-resize" Stack (elements)
Replies: 15
Views: 502

Re: How to "re-resize" Stack (elements)

Thanks guys, I will look into the GM. I was a little naive about how big a job this will be :) Maybe. There may be ways to use groups well to cut down on the coding. Can't say without seeing the interface, but having scripted resizing windows since my first contract in '89 I've found most take a fe...
by FourthWorld
Tue May 24, 2022 8:19 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: recursion
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: recursion

Besides, recursion is often slower than iteration anyway, in addition to taking more memory.
by FourthWorld
Mon May 23, 2022 6:20 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Animation: A Moment of Panic
Replies: 21
Views: 869

Re: Animation: A Moment of Panic

Historical tidbit: sprite masking was implemented as a built-in engine feature for SuperCard 2.0 circa 1995 under the feature name of "filmstrips".
by FourthWorld
Thu May 19, 2022 11:33 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Swift Playgrounds
Replies: 5
Views: 427

Re: Swift Playgrounds

richmond62 wrote:
Thu May 19, 2022 7:26 am
What I object to is this: "is punctuated and spaced like human languages" because a very large amount of written
languages are neither punctuated nor spaced (and all human, i.e. spoken, languages are neither punctuated nor spaced).
Yeah, I can see that. Thanks.
by FourthWorld
Wed May 18, 2022 8:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Swift Playgrounds
Replies: 5
Views: 427

Re: Swift Playgrounds

1. Is that Apple tutorial for Swift or LiveCode? 2. Does swift's localization extend to being able to program in Sanskrit? 3. See 1. 4. Parentheses are the notation most languages use to contain parameters. A notable exception is Pascal, which is among the few languages which have two handler types,...
by FourthWorld
Wed May 18, 2022 7:06 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: mouseStillDown does not pass
Replies: 6
Views: 427

Re: mouseStillDown does not pass

The message passes normally, it's the origin trigger that differs. From the callout box at the bottom of the Dictionary entry for mouseStillDown: Note: If there is no mouseStillDown handler in the target object's script, no mouseStillDown message is sent, even if there is a mouseStillDown handler in...
by FourthWorld
Wed May 18, 2022 1:49 am
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Need clean image
Replies: 23
Views: 855

Re: Need clean image

"fall apart"?
by FourthWorld
Wed May 18, 2022 12:17 am
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Need clean image
Replies: 23
Views: 855

Re: Need clean image

If MW's solution doesn't do what you need, I'd just put a poly and a rect in a group and keep moving forward.
by FourthWorld
Tue May 17, 2022 10:04 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Need clean image
Replies: 23
Views: 855

Re: Need clean image

dunbarx wrote:
Tue May 17, 2022 9:40 pm
@Sparkout

The problem with a polygon graphic is that if I set its opaque then LC closes the shape into a rectangle.
Mark Waddingham provided a nifty trick for creating polygons that avoid the closed shape:
https://forums.livecode.com/viewtopic.p ... 06#p215281
by FourthWorld
Mon May 16, 2022 6:58 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Life passed before my eyes
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Re: Life passed before my eyes

Font corruption can sometimes exhibit odd behavior. It may be a useful diagnostic measure to replace the file of the font that was used when the issue was evident. Also take note of its mod date. I suppose before doing that it may be helpful to check this premise by setting the font back to the one ...
by FourthWorld
Sun May 15, 2022 4:16 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Moving files to Windows' Recycle Bin in LiveCode -- is it possible?
Replies: 20
Views: 4041

Re: Moving files to Windows' Recycle Bin in LiveCode -- is it possible?

Great work, Gerrie.

That'll tide us over well until Microsoft switches to the Linux kernel. :) Once they complete that the Unix philosophy of "everything is a file" will give us a path to the Recycle process that can be used with normal file I/O calls, like the Linux /proc folder provides. #DayDreams

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