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by bobcole
Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:53 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Database with two tables
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Re: Database with two tables

Here's my guess as to the SQLite query that will provide the "secName" field: SELECT stu.studentID ,stu.studentName ,stu.LRN ,stu.sectionID ,sec.secName FROM main.students stu LEFT OUTER JOIN main.sections sec ON sec.secID = stu.sectionID; The join connects the two tables where the section ids match...
by bobcole
Sat Feb 06, 2021 2:50 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Animation of a fan on a motor shaft? - Solved
Replies: 27
Views: 1938

Re: Animation of a fan on a motor shaft? - Solved

This is a fun topic. I learned a lot. Here is a slightly revised version of the first stack posted. It allows you to set (toggle between true and false) the palindromeFrames property so that is plays forward and backward until stopped. Thanks for all the contributions (including the jokes and images...
by bobcole
Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: How can I disable auto-indentation in block comments?
Replies: 15
Views: 1450

Re: How can I disable auto-indentation in block comments?

Comments are good but I don't use them enough. I had forgotten about block comments. Here is a little stack that demonstrates how to pull comments from a script. Only comments that start a line are shown, not comments that are at the end of lines or heavily indented. The button puts the comments int...
by bobcole
Wed Feb 03, 2021 3:30 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Problems with calling wikipedia API
Replies: 20
Views: 2099

Re: Problems with calling wikipedia API

Richard: I was successful building the stack as a standalone app but it took some trial and error to figure out what inclusions were needed. Here are the inclusions I found were necessary: Tree View JSON Library Internet SSL & Encryption Answer Dialog (the Ask Dialog seems to automatically check its...
by bobcole
Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Rename a file to the contents of a field on a card
Replies: 11
Views: 718

Re: Rename a file to the contents of a field on a card

Oops. Never mind. You are using that command.
I didn't read the prior messages closely enough.
Sorry, Bob
by bobcole
Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Rename a file to the contents of a field on a card
Replies: 11
Views: 718

Re: Rename a file to the contents of a field on a card

Tom:
There is also a "open printing to pdf" command in the Dictionary with some sample code.
Maybe that would be useful.
Bob
by bobcole
Mon Feb 01, 2021 3:08 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: widget Signature to SVG pathdata
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Re: widget Signature to SVG pathdata

I don't have Illustrator either.
Maybe there is an Open Source Software app that would help; Inkscape might be worth a try.
Sorry, I don't have any other ideas at the moment.
Bob
by bobcole
Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: widget Signature to SVG pathdata
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Re: widget Signature to SVG pathdata

Copying the path from a Signature widget works but not very well. In fact, it doesn't look good at all.
I was curious about this so I created a sample stack with the best I could figure out.
Maybe someone else can figure out a better solution.
Bob
Signature to SVG.livecode.zip
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by bobcole
Sat Jan 30, 2021 4:59 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Problems with calling wikipedia API
Replies: 20
Views: 2099

Re: Problems with calling wikipedia API

This quickie demo grabs the JSON and displays it as an array, then grabs the first image URL and displays it Richard: Your demo stack is a great learning tool. Awesome! I looked through the script and found the API link you used: https://en.wikipedia.org/api/rest_v1/#/Page%20content/getContent-medi...
by bobcole
Fri Jan 29, 2021 4:13 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Problems with calling wikipedia API
Replies: 20
Views: 2099

Re: Problems with calling wikipedia API

I am enjoying this Wikipedia API topic. There are some beautiful images on Wikipedia. I tried to create a script to retrieve the Picture of the Day but I haven't been able to figure out how to use the API. Frustrated. If anyone wants to spend time (I spent hours but it should be easier), I think it ...
by bobcole
Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:48 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Where do the painting tools paint?
Replies: 13
Views: 1312

Re: Where do the painting tools paint?

I was curious about this topic so I created an example stack to demonstrate how a 9-by-9 grid of squares could be populated with selected colors. It turns out that images (first card) don't have a backgroundColor that can be set programmatically. Step 1, click on the "Create 9x9 Grid of Color Images...
by bobcole
Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:04 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Extra 'title bar' in new stack
Replies: 10
Views: 1657

Re: Extra 'title bar' in new stack

The problem of the "Show Tab Bar" item under the View menu just happened to me, too. I am using LC Indy 9.6.2 (rc 2). I had just started LC when accidentally I clicked on the View menu and activated the first item (Show Tab Bar). I couldn't get it to go away. I tried the suggestions above but they d...
by bobcole
Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: [ANN] bnGuides alignment tool on livecodeshare
Replies: 17
Views: 6455

Re: [ANN] bnGuides alignment tool on livecodeshare

Bernd:
This is a brilliant tool!
Many thanks for making it available.
Bob
by bobcole
Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: AppleScript not found
Replies: 9
Views: 1246

Re: AppleScript not found

I don't know if this will help you find an answer to your question but here is something you might try. In the Applications/Utilities folder there is a program called: Script Editor.app After starting it, look at the Preferences menu. In the General tab, the drop-down menu will show what languages a...
by bobcole
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: [SOLVED] Something is not right with my data
Replies: 45
Views: 6537

Re: [SOLVED] Something is not right with my data

Thierry:
Brilliant script. Quite elegant!
Here is a replacement for the 55 lines of CountsByMonth,
using combine with some adjustements and simplification:
Eight instead of 55 lines. Beautiful.
Thanks,
Bob

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