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by dunbarx
Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Progress Bar in a Datagrid
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: Progress Bar in a Datagrid

Hi.

What was the error? "No such object"? Perhaps the value of "pDataArray["progress bar"]" was not a number?

Craig
by dunbarx
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:25 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: [SOLVED]-“Bad” global variables—Using alternatives
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: “Bad” global variables—Using alternatives

There was a movement, years ago, that gave global variables a bad name. Something about taking up memory, having to be declared in every script that needed them, whatever. Custom properties were seen as better alternatives. Perhaps that is what the lesson implied? I use globals, but use custom prope...
by dunbarx
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:13 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: [SOLVED]-“Bad” global variables—Using alternatives
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: “Bad” global variables—Using alternatives

Hi. i am not sure what you are asking. I have not looked at the lesson. Anyway, let's say you have a bunch of command and function handlers in a script. Some of those handlers likely call others. Any variable's contents will not survive outside its own handler. You can pass its contents explicitly i...
by dunbarx
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Smooth group scrolling
Replies: 8
Views: 490

Re: Smooth group scrolling

Is that what was meant? I read it as the scroll process keeps going after it has been "run" for a short time and the user lets go of the mouse or screen.

Craig
by dunbarx
Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Smooth group scrolling
Replies: 8
Views: 490

Re: Smooth group scrolling

Well, I have to get back to work. But try this. On a new card make a long scrolling group. Shorten the group so a scrollBar appears. Perhaps the group might have controls that you can see scroll by as you drag. Now make a button as tall as the group. Overlay the button on top of the group scrollbar ...
by dunbarx
Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Smooth group scrolling
Replies: 8
Views: 490

Re: Smooth group scrolling

Everything is possible in LC.

You have given me an excuse to stop working and check this out. Thank you

Craig
by dunbarx
Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Parsing Word files
Replies: 28
Views: 1210

Re: Parsing Word files

Klaus. What, that text is not readable? So a big difference between reading a file with, say the "read from file" command and simply copying the contents of a file and pasting into LC. I have used "the "read from file" command for years without issue, but only read "txt" documents that I made myself...
by dunbarx
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Parsing Word files
Replies: 28
Views: 1210

Re: Parsing Word files

Hi. Just wondering, since I never do anything like this. What is missing, or what unwanted baggage comes over if you simply load the entire Word document into a field? Is it things like the fact that links lose their, er, links? Formatting seems intact. not that a lot of work might be necessary to t...
by dunbarx
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: button/icon vs. image?
Replies: 15
Views: 1011

Re: button/icon vs. image?

Whatever is the most fun is the right thing to do.

Craig
by dunbarx
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Mac OS
Topic: stdout on macOS 11.0.1 - working??
Replies: 7
Views: 465

Re: stdout on macOS 11.0.1 - working??

Jacque.

I always wondered where a naked "put" command would go in a standalone. I did not think msg would magically appear.

But isnt "console" strictly a Windows thing? Or is there a Mac equivalent?

Craig
by dunbarx
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: New Stack Preset Sizes
Replies: 8
Views: 475

Re: New Stack Preset Sizes

Bogs.

Yep. You can even have a bunch of rects stored somewhere, and choose among them to set the rect of the templateStack ad hoc. I am not sure this is faster or easier than just resizing the default, which, like you, is what I always do.

Craig
by dunbarx
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: New Stack Preset Sizes
Replies: 8
Views: 475

Re: New Stack Preset Sizes

Hi.

Know you can set the properties of the "templateStack" to whatever you wish, and any new stack will look just like that one.

Craig
by dunbarx
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:12 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: What is a (better) replacement for CSV-data?
Replies: 6
Views: 494

Re: What is a (better) replacement for CSV-data?

Bogs.

You must have meant "annoyed" not "employed".

Craig
by dunbarx
Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: File Size For Project With Only One Button Is Too Big
Replies: 10
Views: 504

Re: File Size For Project With Only One Button Is Too Big

I am on a Mac, and the basic standAlone I maintain is 39MB. The Windows version is 17MB.

Remember that the entire engine needs to ride inside the executable to run the standalone. The actual stacks that make up the package are about 2.7MB.

Craig
by dunbarx
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: ImageData question
Replies: 13
Views: 620

Re: ImageData question

Kelly and Richard.

Ah, if you need four characters to, er, characterize a pixel, then I get it. The "missing" ten chars were never missing.

Craig

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