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by richmond62
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Mac OS
Topic: Problem reading .plist file inside app package
Replies: 22
Views: 1085

Re: Problem reading .plist file inside app package

Err... Richmond?
Because I wish to bow to the chap who knows more in this area than I do; and can help without, apparently,
ruffling feathers.
by richmond62
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Mac OS
Topic: Problem reading .plist file inside app package
Replies: 22
Views: 1085

Re: Problem reading .plist file inside app package

Err . . . klaus
by richmond62
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Mac OS
Topic: Problem reading .plist file inside app package
Replies: 22
Views: 1085

Re: Problem reading .plist file inside app package

Well, I'm sorry if you think I'm being snide. Far from it. I was extremely impressed and pleasantly surprised that your stack did what you had intended it to do on my Macintosh. I only wish I could work out why it is not working on your machine. Err . . . are you running MacOS 10.15 Catalina? If so,...
by richmond62
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Mac OS
Topic: Problem reading .plist file inside app package
Replies: 22
Views: 1085

Re: Problem reading .plist file inside app package

I did exactly what you suggested and did NOT get garbage:
in fact I got exactly the same sort of thing from a pList inside BBedit with your stack
as I got with my 100 times more primitive stack from a pList outWith a stack:
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Screenshot 2019-11-03 at 23.20.47.png
by richmond62
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Mac OS
Topic: Problem reading .plist file inside app package
Replies: 22
Views: 1085

Re: Problem reading .plist file inside app package

But it does not work when I attempt to read the one inside an app package that says where it's icon lives. That would seem to have nothing to do with LiveCode, but the way MacOS apps (which, face it aren't really apps, they're fancy folders with all sorts of 'gubbins' inside them pretending to be a...
by richmond62
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Mac OS
Topic: Problem reading .plist file inside app package
Replies: 22
Views: 1085

Re: Problem reading .plist file inside app package

a garbled mess As a pList is nothing but a TEXT file, with a fancy suffix, and, as I seem to be able to manage an import with no garbling, I really wonder what you are doing. Possibly I have tried reading them via URL, read from file until EOF, and even for the heck of it tried reading as a binfile...
by richmond62
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Mac OS
Topic: Problem reading .plist file inside app package
Replies: 22
Views: 1085

Re: Problem reading .plist file inside app package

My mission: Allow a user to select an application from an answer file dialog, then assign that application's icon to a button in the app. Why do I feel you might be better to mine an app's package for the .icns resource rather than digging around in the pList? - Screenshot 2019-11-03 at 21.31.57.pn...
by richmond62
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Mac OS
Topic: Problem reading .plist file inside app package
Replies: 22
Views: 1085

Re: Problem reading .plist file inside app package

We are not allowed says who? The ghost of Steve Jobs. - Max.jpg - I just copied the pList out of Text Edit onto my desktop for that "little demonstration." There is NOTHING to stop me copying the pList back into the Text Edit app folder after mucking around with it. Although, admittedly, it may pla...
by richmond62
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Mac OS
Topic: Problem reading .plist file inside app package
Replies: 22
Views: 1085

Re: Problem reading .plist file inside app package

I dunno what's going on with you, BUT . . . I just did THIS (MacOS 10.14.6, LiveCode 9.5.1 RC-1): on mouseUp answer file "Choose a pList file to import" if the result = "cancel" then exit mouseUp else set the text of fld "peeList" to URL ("file:" & it) END IF end mouseUp - pee.png - and it "Cut the ...
by richmond62
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Msg box still dicey?
Replies: 30
Views: 1680

Re: Msg box still dicey?

constant fidgeting with windows Well, that is a matter of taste. As I am a lucky chap and have 3 biggish monitors attached to my main machine, I "park" all the palettes "off to the left" so my main stack can take up as much space as it wants on my central monitor. On my various other machines (wher...
by richmond62
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Msg box still dicey?
Replies: 30
Views: 1680

Re: Msg box still dicey?

it's a palette, so it's always eating up real estate
Not if you dismiss it when it is not in use.

AND not if you make it relatively small:
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Screenshot 2019-11-03 at 17.31.21.png
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on a 1920 x 1080 display the Message Box at 640 x 92 does not seem overly hungry. 8)
by richmond62
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Educational stuff
Replies: 5
Views: 459

Re: Educational stuff

Thank you.
by richmond62
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Can't get a border around a button
Replies: 38
Views: 1977

Re: Can't get a border around a button

Surely only relevant to retro types . . .
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spooky.jpg
by richmond62
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Can't get a border around a button
Replies: 38
Views: 1977

Re: Can't get a border around a button

"at least in 6.5.2"
Why do I have a feeling that 6.5.2 is not really relevant round these parts any longer?

However, I do deploy 6.5.1 on a couple of iMac G5s I have running MacOS 10.4 and 10.5. 8)
by richmond62
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Msg box still dicey?
Replies: 30
Views: 1680

Re: Msg box still dicey?

If everyone understood everyone's intention we'd probably not have
much of a discussion.

I am not proud of misunderstanding an OP's intention: but are you sure you've understood it?

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