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by LCMark
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Rich Media
Topic: Send in time and variable instances
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: Send in time and variable instances

@trevix The arguments you specify to send/call in the message string are evaluated when 'send' is executed. Internally, the engine creates a record which contains the name of the message and the sequence of evaluated arguments (e.g. if you do send "DoAction tVar1" to me in 0 seconds, then the record...
by LCMark
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: App beside the clock...
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: App beside the clock...

I think this thread has the information you need: https://forums.livecode.com/viewtopic.php?t=30297
by LCMark
Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Mac OS
Topic: Retina worth the worry?
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: Retina worth the worry?

@jmk_phd: If you are already including the 300ppi images in your standalone then you shouldn't have to do anything. When we added retina support we made sure that the engine will use as many source pixels as it can from images. So if you have a 600x600px image rendered into a 300x300px square, on a ...
by LCMark
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: How to deal with database files for an app?
Replies: 32
Views: 733

Re: How to deal with database files for an app?

So I think I perhaps didn’t explain my point very well. Data corruption will in all likelyhood happen at some point to one of your users - because hardware can be flaky. SQLite is robust enough that having a single or multiple files is unlikely to make a difference if your app is accessing them conc...
by LCMark
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: How to deal with database files for an app?
Replies: 32
Views: 733

Re: How to deal with database files for an app?

SQLite is probably the most robust, most well-tested and reliable piece of open-source software in existence (its worth reading the pages on www.sqlite.org about how they test it to see what they do). Indeed, I believe it has also been certified to use in avionics software, which is no mean feat. SQ...
by LCMark
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: If statement without end if - why does this work?
Replies: 15
Views: 434

Re: If statement without end if - why does this work?

There's an old 'bug' report about the forms of 'if' here https://quality.livecode.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2694 - it lists all forms the engine recognizes to explain why the report wasn't a bug. Due to this, I always strongly recommend only using either: if X then Y [ else Z ] or if X then Y else Z end i...
by LCMark
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: My 6-button mouse
Replies: 46
Views: 1071

Re: My 6-button mouse

@richmond62: It says precisely what the buttons on the device do in the technical spec sheet: 6 Buttons (Left & Right Click, Back & Forward, DPI Switch, Scroll Wheel and Middle Button) One is to control sensitivity of device (DPI Switch) - so that's not an input button Three are the 'normal' mouse b...
by LCMark
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Send/Call command Object Referencing
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: Send/Call command Object Referencing

I think the user guide is perhaps slightly wrong here... When you 'send' a message `the defaultStack` changes to be the stack of the object you are sending the message to *and* `the target` changes to the object you are sending the message too. When you 'call' a message both `the defaultStack` and `...
by LCMark
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: text copied from LC generated PDF, WTF?
Replies: 25
Views: 750

Re: text copied from LC generated PDF, WTF?

Noone on the mailing list thought this might be a bug!? :? Well someone (i.e. me) said it wasn't a bug on the forums - I can say it isn't a bug on the mailing list too if that helps ;) As I said above, try explicit fonts (e.g. Courier, Arial, Helvetica) and see if things improve. The font in that P...
by LCMark
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: text copied from LC generated PDF, WTF?
Replies: 25
Views: 750

Re: text copied from LC generated PDF, WTF?

I have been reporting more than 150 bugs in the last 15 years and now I'm tired of hunting LC bugs... :( Around 200 actually - 3/4s of which have been in non-GM releases - so thanks for using DP's and RC's and helping to make LC better :) In regards to this issue - this isn't really a bug in LC - i...
by LCMark
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Internet
Topic: Socket and tsnet
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Re: Socket and tsnet

@JakobR: What tsNet commands/functions are you using? It is possible that the blocking forms of the tsNet API (the Sync) could cause this; so perhaps try the non-blocking (callback-based) ones...
by LCMark
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Mac OS
Topic: Runtime problem in MacOS Catalina
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Re: Runtime problem in MacOS Catalina

@Rob: It sounds like you are building your standalone as 32-bit only - in the MacOS pane of the standalone settings dialog, make sure you have 64-bit selected.
by LCMark
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Colored or shaded sections of code in the SE
Replies: 37
Views: 1752

Re: Colored or shaded sections of code in the SE

The S/E intercepts all things that will mutate the field so that it can provide multiple levels of undo/redo and colorize the script 'on-the-fly'. So when you paste into a section, it will re-colorize the relevant lines thus losing the styling which has been added behind its back. This is why what y...
by LCMark
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Help with putting specific text in specific places in a button
Replies: 30
Views: 1157

Re: Help with putting specific text in specific places in a button

@richmond62: That's because you have attached those scripts to the button - buttons cannot contain controls so 'the target' is always the same as 'me'. You will see a difference if you put the scripts in an object containing the button (e.g. card, or group if the button is in a group). Then 'the tar...

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