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by montymay
Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Code for a wizard
Replies: 3
Views: 681

Re: Code for a wizard

Thank so much for your replies, which suggests what should have been obvious to me. But rather than using separate mouseup and mousedown handlers, it seems that I can just open the wizard substack with an external button, let the user click in the field to set the location of the footnote reference,...
by montymay
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Code for a wizard
Replies: 3
Views: 681

Code for a wizard

In my application I want to use the wizard technique in guiding the users in the process of creating a footnote for any given statement in a unlocked text field. The plan is for the user to click a button that opens a substack, which is the wizard. The first card of the wizard tells the user to clic...
by montymay
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Data Grid Helper
Topic: "Can't open file" message
Replies: 9
Views: 2875

"Can't open file" message

Has anyone gotten this message when trying to update from 2.5 to 2.5.1, using the Update Alert box that opens when I open LC? I don't understand how to fix the problem so that the plug-in can be updated. Thanks for your suggestion(s).

Monty May
by montymay
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: No text entered in fields upon keypresses
Replies: 3
Views: 650

Re: No text entered in fields upon keypresses

P.S.

I am thinking now the cause is not the script, for why would selecting and deselecting any object on the card allow me to type text into a field. Even switching to edit mode and back to browse mode fixes the problem.
by montymay
Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: No text entered in fields upon keypresses
Replies: 3
Views: 650

No text entered in fields upon keypresses

Hi I have encountered a problem in my project that I can't fix after trying solutions on my own. In the IDE, when I go from one card to another for the first time and type in an unlocked field that was given focus by script, or click in an unlocked field, text appears normally as I press keys, but w...
by montymay
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: PDF search
Replies: 4
Views: 1002

Re: PDF search

As a followup to the previous post I would like to ask for a little bit more information about how one can search epub documents within LiveCode. My LC app is the front end for thousands of PDFs. I manually put data about each document into a SQLite database. A search for relevant PDFs is done by se...
by montymay
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Checking whether external image file exists
Replies: 3
Views: 609

Re: Checking whether external image file exists

Darn! I now remember I had the same problem months ago and learned the need for brackets! I even noted somewhere that the dictionary entry for "there is a " should be revised to mention the the need for them (unless you use the alternative method). Thanks for your help, Klaus.

Monty
by montymay
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Checking whether external image file exists
Replies: 3
Views: 609

Checking whether external image file exists

Hello LC developers: I have having trouble writing the code that checks whether an image file exists in a folder. Using Windows 10 and LC 8.1.1. Let's say the image is "cat.png" and the image object on my card is image "animal." The following code for checking the existence of a folder works great: ...
by montymay
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Use of Mac OS in developing app for a Windows network
Replies: 5
Views: 898

Re: Use of Mac OS in developing app for a Windows network

Thanks, Craig, for your reply. If I understand the term "deploy" correctly, it means in the IDE you can convert the application to a standalone for a selected platform, but I know you can do that. My question is different. If I am just developing in the IDE, before deployment to a standalone, and, u...
by montymay
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Use of Mac OS in developing app for a Windows network
Replies: 5
Views: 898

Use of Mac OS in developing app for a Windows network

I must replace my Windows 10 laptop with a new laptop. I am writing an application that will be deployed to a Windows network. Before my laptop became unavailable, I worked in the IDE both at home (Windows 10) and at work (Windows 7). I sync'd the files daily with an external hard drive so that I co...
by montymay
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Populating a Form Datagrid with Records from a Database
Replies: 9
Views: 1548

Re: Populating a Form Datagrid with Records from a Database

Thanks Klaus and Bogs, Enjoyed the wordplay, especially Bogs first post, and, newly confident that using a FORM would be trivially simple, I searched the User Guide harder and found the answer on p. 166 of my edition: If you set the dgText property of a data grid form then the data will be imported,...
by montymay
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Populating a Form Datagrid with Records from a Database
Replies: 9
Views: 1548

Populating a Form Datagrid with Records from a Database

Hello LC forum, I have learned out to programmatically populate a datagrid TABLE with the results of a SELECT query that returns tab- and return-delimited text, but I can find nothing in the User Guide or this forum on how to programmatically populate a datagrid FORM that contains just text fields w...
by montymay
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Adding Numbered Line to a Numbered List and Renumbering List
Replies: 4
Views: 1027

Adding Numbered Line to a Numbered List and Renumbering List

Hello If you have a list of numbered lines in a field, numbered 1 through x, and you want to add numbered line i, where i =< x, what would be the method for renumbering the list? For example, you want to add the line "3) Oranges" to the following field: 1) Apples 2) Pears 3) Peaches 4) Cherries so t...
by montymay
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: NULL character, cause of
Replies: 12
Views: 2959

Re: NULL character, cause of

Thanks, MaxV, for your post. Just two points. I was aware of the URL method but used the alternative because the URL method did not work for me when I used the following syntax: put URL "file:"&tFolder&tTitle&".txt" into fld "text" After many tweaks the solution for me was putting the URL into paren...

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