Re: Shouldn't space or enter in a menu select the hilited item?

2022-08-16 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
item, the hilited item is NOT selected, it retains it's previous >> label. >> >> Bob S >> >> >>> On Aug 15, 2022, at 11:03 , Craig Newman via use-livecode >>> wrote: >>> >>> Hi, I was not complete. Once the arrow keys have found the

Re: Shouldn't space or enter in a menu select the hilited item?

2022-08-16 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
em then use the space bar or return to select the >> hilited item, the hilited item is NOT selected, it retains it's previous >> label. >> >> Bob S >> >> >>> On Aug 15, 2022, at 11:03 , Craig Newman via use-livecode >>> wrote: >>>

Re: Shouldn't space or enter in a menu select the hilited item?

2022-08-15 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
Hi, I was not complete. Once the arrow keys have found the menuItem of interest, clicking Enter or Return executes the menuPick handler. Craig > On Aug 12, 2022, at 7:37 PM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode > wrote: > > Hi all. Very odd, I thought this worked. > > I am programmatically popping

Re: Shouldn't space or enter in a menu select the hilited item?

2022-08-15 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
Hi. I am missing something. Make a popup menu button. Ina mouseUp handler in another button: on mouseUp click at the loc of btn 1 end mouseUp Once the menu is open, the up and down arrow keys navigate among the menuItems. Craig > On Aug 12, 2022, at 7:37 PM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode >

Re: Datagrid internal error

2022-08-10 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
Paul. All I saw was this: "I believe there is a property you set, after which you programmatically control the population of the datagrid. I am in a hurry so I can't look it up right now, but it is in the datagrid API in livecode lessons. Which is why I mentioned that the bulk of the thread

Re: Datagrid internal error

2022-08-10 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
This seems like a fragment of a longer thread, but the “dgText” and the “dgData” are the two methods I use to extract, process and reload the content of a data grid. Craig > On Aug 9, 2022, at 11:09 AM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode > wrote: > > I believe there is a property you set, after

Re: Dispatch

2022-08-03 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
Hi. “Send” and “Dispatch” do much the same thing, but they do differ in how they interact with the message patch. They also each include their own personal gadgetry that comes in handy in different scenarios. Read about both in the dictionary, and do some experimentation with both. Craig >

Re: long id trap for the unwary

2022-06-29 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
Neville. I know this thread has been broken into parts, but what exactly is your question? I made two stacks, The first with a button on it, and this in its script: on mouseup put the long id of field 1 of card 1 of stack "untitled 3" into fieldID put the long ID of the owner of fieldID into

Re: long id trap for the unwary

2022-06-28 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
Klaus. You are correct; I missed that the “long iD” was used, and that expression includes the work “field”. LC can then use that as a valid reference. Craig > On Jun 28, 2022, at 5:38 PM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode > wrote: > > You can find the definition of both send and dispatch in the

Re: long id trap for the unwary

2022-06-28 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
I just glanced at this. Down at the very beginning, I noticed something odd. One cannot do anything with “the text" of a variable; that would not throw an error, but would always be empty, no? Craig > On Jun 28, 2022, at 3:49 PM, Peter Bogdanoff via use-livecode > wrote: > > Hi Bob, > > I

Re: How to color a "cell"?

2022-06-23 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
Richard. I think this was discussed on the forum a while back. I do not believe you can do what you want without another control overlying the “rect” of the “cell”. Craig > On Jun 22, 2022, at 8:11 PM, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode > wrote: > > I need to set the backgroundColor of a

Re: my keyUp message has disappeared

2022-06-21 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
I neglected to write the modified “keyUp” handler I am now using when I posted. it should read: > on keyUp x > answer x & random(99) > end keyUp in order to get that “x56” I mentioned. Craig > On Jun 21, 2022, at 2:16 PM, Craig Newman via use-livecode > wrote: >

my keyUp message has disappeared

2022-06-21 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
This is summarized from a couple of threads in the forum: - The "keyUp"message has disappeared. This happened to me once before, several weeks ago, and trashing the prefs file fixed it. But now even that does not cut it. So a new stack in a new

Re: Pointlist to Bezier?

2022-06-14 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
There is a similar thread on the forum: https://forums.livecode.com/viewtopic.php?f=8=34550 Craig > On Jun 14, 2022, at 8:54 AM, David Bovill via use-livecode > wrote: > > I found some well documented python code: > > •

Re: Would anyone miss convertOctals?

2022-06-09 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
Mark. Gong the other way, is your task made much simpler by losing “converOctals”? I assume so, or the issue would never have come up. Are there other similar language elements that also are on the block? Craig > On Jun 9, 2022, at 1:03 PM, Ben Rubinstein via use-livecode > wrote: > > 1)

Re: Would anyone miss convertOctals?

2022-06-09 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
I have never used an octal. But it well might break legacy handlers of others, however simple it is to write a custom function to replicate. Craig > On Jun 9, 2022, at 10:37 AM, Paul Dupuis via use-livecode > wrote: > > Never use octal. pretty much any entries theses days are decimal or >

Re: use-livecode Digest, Vol 225, Issue 4

2022-06-07 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
Though it is true that “numToChar” and “charToNum” are deprecated, they still live and work the same as always. Old habits die hard, andI still use them. One day I will move on., but the original issue has not changed. Craig > On Jun 7, 2022, at 9:01 AM, Jean-Jacques Wagner via use-livecode

Re: Limit on the number of parameters?

2022-06-07 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
I have never had any issues with the number of parameters that can be passed to a custom handler. Nor any issue with “seeing” them all in the debugger. I would say that the largest number of params I ever sent was about 15. Craig > On Jun 6, 2022, at 4:08 PM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode >

Re: char as word boundary

2022-06-06 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
Apart from omitting the “of” in any of your posted lines of code, I am confused.. The number of chars of any string of concatenated “numToChar” functions will be the number of those functions, that is, 5, since each returns a single character. How did you get any of the other results? Craig

Re: Divide Large Data Blob?

2022-05-16 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
Hi. Can you get the number of lines of the whole blob, if lines are pertinent, divide that number by 3, and search from there? Another words, if you had 1000 lines, divide by 3 and search from line 333 to 666. Craig > On May 16, 2022, at 1:46 PM, Rick Harrison via use-livecode > wrote: > >

Re: Decrypting (and encrypting) Large files

2022-05-09 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
board supports. on 32 bit > builds the limit is whatever the os will allow 1 process to have, > but then u need memory to store the decrypted data too. > you can use a command line program to outsource that work and memory > management. > > On Mon, May 9, 2022 at 9:44 AM Crai

Re: Re Pulldownmenu button bug on Windows

2022-05-09 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
Richard. So glad to have you in this world. Craig > On May 7, 2022, at 5:35 PM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode > wrote: > > Well put. I wonder what the real world effect of the order of messages is, > and whether or not it could be compensated for by send in time? > > Sent from my iPhone >

Re: Decrypting (and encrypting) Large files

2022-05-09 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
I believe that there is no upper limit to the size of a variable in LC. So I am with Mike here. What makes you nervous about dealing with a large dataset within LC itself? Craig > On May 9, 2022, at 8:49 AM, Mike Kerner via use-livecode > wrote: > > have you tried ti? i have not run into a

Re: Pulldownmenu button bug on Windows

2022-04-29 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
Hi. I will say again that the format of the forum is so much easier to work with. I made a pulldown and two fields, with these two handlers in the button script: on menuPick pItemName put pItemname into fld 1 end menuPick on mouseleave put random(999) into fld 2 end mouseleave On my Mac

Re: Curved text possible?

2022-04-27 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
The polyLine character substitution will be a simple. Creation will be a bear, but only once. If you had “Hello World” and wanted to “curve” it, you would simply pull the appropriate curved chars, “H”,, “e’, “l, etc. and string them together. Uh oh, what about kerning? I hope this is a

Re: Curved text possible?

2022-04-27 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
How large is this curved text? You could certainly create an entire alphabet with polyLines, and insert them as needed to replace a body of text. But if you need 12 point size, those graphics are going to be, er, difficult to do nicely. Craig > On Apr 27, 2022, at 11:12 AM, William de Smet

Single Window LC IDE?

2022-04-26 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
Saw this on Kevin's keynote. Some parts of having such a thing, as opposed to a sea of separate palettes, are attractive indeed. But one aspect would prevent me from EVER upgrading to v10, and that is if the SE also had to be incorporated into that single window. Anyone know if this is in

Re: optionKeyDown message broken

2022-04-21 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
Have not played with your handler, but why not just: on rawKeyDown tKey if the optionkey is down then answer numToChar(tkey) end rawKeyDown Craig > On Apr 21, 2022, at 11:55 AM, Paul Dupuis via use-livecode > wrote: > > on optionKeyDown pKeyName > if platform() = "MacOS" then > put

Re: Flash Talks - 3 slots remaining

2022-04-06 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
So is this a video that I make beforehand and upload somewhere, or is it usually meant to be a live show? Craig > On Apr 5, 2022, at 8:28 PM, Ralph DiMola via use-livecode > wrote: > > Me too. > > Ralph DiMola > IT Director > Evergreen Information Services > rdim...@evergreeninfo.net

Re: Flash Talks - 3 slots remaining

2022-04-05 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
r talk Craig. > > On Tue, Apr 5, 2022 at 4:37 PM Mark Wieder via use-livecode < > use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > >> On 4/5/22 10:36, Craig Newman via use-livecode wrote: >> >>> >>> But I do use LC to control three very different machines

Re: Flash Talks - 3 slots remaining

2022-04-05 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
a flash talk on it. > > Sent from my iPhone > >> On 5 Apr 2022, at 18:38, Craig Newman via use-livecode >> wrote: >> >> Heather. >> >> I probably am one of the oddest LC users. Entirely for either my own use or >> for my company. Only once did

Re: Confirm sort container order...

2022-04-05 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
f words or items. whatever. Craig > On Apr 5, 2022, at 12:08 PM, Paul Dupuis via use-livecode > wrote: > > On 4/5/2022 10:58 AM, Craig Newman via use-livecode wrote: >> The discussion may seem academic to some, and perhaps pointless to others. >> But I like this sort o

Re: Flash Talks - 3 slots remaining

2022-04-05 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
Heather. I probably am one of the oddest LC users. Entirely for either my own use or for my company. Only once did I sell a system commercially. But I do use LC to control three very different machines in our shop. Would it be of any interest to anyone to see one of these in operation?

Re: Confirm sort container order...

2022-04-05 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
"item i of each" or > "token i of each" or whatever, the multiple sort commands is the LC > recommended way to perform multi-level sort. > > > On 3/30/2022 4:16 PM, Craig Newman via use-livecode wrote: >> I hate that one cannot edit previous posts here li

Re: Confirm sort container order...

2022-04-05 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
Time to check the forum. Bernd has made a very significant contribution. https://forums.livecode.com/viewtopic.php?f=9=36893 > On Apr 5, 2022, at 12:43 AM, Dick Kriesel via use-livecode > wrote: > > >> On Mar 30, 2022, at 2:16 PM, Paul Dupuis via use-livecode >> wrote: >> >> sort lines of

Re: Tools & techniques for one-off consolidation of multiple 'similar' CSV files?

2022-04-04 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
Hi. I rarely deal with the csv monster, but every time I have had to it all boiled down to the fact that a comma is a terrible character to use as a delimiter of ANY kind. Ideally it would be possible to simply replace every comma with a tab. The returns remain untouched. If that works, you

Re: Confirm sort container order...

2022-03-30 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
this. Craig > On Mar 30, 2022, at 5:16 PM, Paul Dupuis via use-livecode > wrote: > > On 3/30/2022 4:39 PM, Craig Newman via use-livecode wrote: >> Paul >> >> I just reread your earlier post. Did you mean concatenating as if each line >> became a single long

Re: Confirm sort container order...

2022-03-30 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
second precedence and so on. There is no limit to the number of terms permitted in the code. Craig > On Mar 30, 2022, at 4:39 PM, Craig Newman via use-livecode > wrote: > > Paul > > I just reread your earlier post. Did you mean concatenating as if each line > beca

Re: Confirm sort container order...

2022-03-30 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
13 PM, Craig Newman via use-livecode wrote: >> A way I have always used was developed back in the HC days. Assuming you >> have your list in the variable “yourList" >> >> sort lines of yourList by word 1 of each & word 2 of each & word 3 of each >> >>

Re: Confirm sort container order...

2022-03-30 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
Is this what you meant, and intended? Craig > On Mar 30, 2022, at 4:26 PM, Paul Dupuis via use-livecode > wrote: > > On 3/30/2022 4:13 PM, Craig Newman via use-livecode wrote: >> A way I have always used was developed back in the HC days. Assuming you >> have your list i

Re: Confirm sort container order...

2022-03-30 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
I hate that one cannot edit previous posts here like we can on the forum. I meant “tabs”. not “tase”. Craig > On Mar 30, 2022, at 4:15 PM, Craig Newman wrote: > > I am assuming here that there are spaces separating the chars in your list. > The use of “words” will also delimit if those are

Re: Confirm sort container order...

2022-03-30 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
I am assuming here that there are spaces separating the chars in your list. The use of “words” will also delimit if those are tase instead of spaces. But the method is worth exploring… Craig > On Mar 30, 2022, at 3:39 PM, Paul Dupuis via use-livecode > wrote: > > A B C > A A B > A B A > A A

Re: Confirm sort container order...

2022-03-30 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
A way I have always used was developed back in the HC days. Assuming you have your list in the variable “yourList" sort lines of yourList by word 1 of each & word 2 of each & word 3 of each Nothing shows off the stable sort power of either HC or LC like that. Craig > On Mar 30, 2022, at

Re: New user

2022-03-30 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
Yes, welcome. Please know that there are two principal venues for LiveCode discussion. The other one (my personal favorite) is at: https://forums.livecode.com > On Mar 30, 2022, at 9:54 AM, Paul Dupuis via use-livecode > wrote: > > On 3/30/2022 9:50 AM, Guillaume Hédieu via use-livecode

Re: Counting Syllables

2022-03-24 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
I am actually having trouble finding a dictionary “dump” that would provide a list of words along with a syllabic entry attached. If such a thing exists, we only need a dozen lines of code and ten minutes to create a database mapping each word to its syllable count. Anyone know of such a

Re: Counting Syllables

2022-03-22 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
wrote: > > Yes, that is where I’m at. An existing database would make things a lot > easier. > > Rick > >> On Mar 22, 2022, at 9:06 AM, Craig Newman via use-livecode >> wrote: >> >> If you have a database at all, it would cost nothing much in speed t

Re: Counting Syllables

2022-03-22 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
If you have a database at all, it would cost nothing much in speed to just use the whole thing all the time. Put the database into an array, of the form: “cat 1” "chicken 2” “elephant 3” ‘miaou 1" … The hard part is finding that database. It would take quite a while to build and finalize your

Re: There is no TextEdit.app???

2022-03-22 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
Bob. There is no way that the uppercase/lowercase difference in a character in a literal can have that sort of effect. Are you saying you can duplicate this??? Craig > On Mar 22, 2022, at 7:01 AM, Andre Garzia via use-livecode > wrote: > > Damn, I took a long time formatting that message so

Re: Counting Syllables

2022-03-21 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
? > > Rick > >> “miaou” is two syllables > >> On Mar 21, 2022, at 10:56 AM, Craig Newman via use-livecode >> wrote: >> >> I would think one would need a database that maps all words with the number >> of syllables in those words. I am sure som

Re: Counting Syllables

2022-03-21 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
I would think one would need a database that maps all words with the number of syllables in those words. I am sure some sort of algorithm would do a creditable job, but I bet it would not do a perfect job. For example, and embedded “eau” is usually one syllable, but a word such as “miaou” is

Re: destroystack/destroywindow not working?

2022-03-21 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
I have seen this on Mac forever. I actually do not believe the “destroy” family of features does anything at all. Craig > On Mar 21, 2022, at 8:21 AM, Klaus major-k via use-livecode > wrote: > > Hi all, > >> Am 21.03.2022 um 12:46 schrieb Klaus major-k via use-livecode >> : >> I have a

Re: Windows 11 incompatible?

2022-03-14 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
or Move in your language. > > >> On Mar 14, 2022, at 9:47 AM, Craig Newman via use-livecode >> wrote: >> >> Do I understand that, on Windows, typing those keys makes the frontmost >> window track the cursor??? > > _

Re: Windows 11 incompatible?

2022-03-14 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
Hi. Do I understand that, on Windows, typing those keys males the frontmost window track the cursor??? Craig > On Mar 14, 2022, at 11:41 AM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode > wrote: > > Is there a Macintosh equivalent to that?? > > Bob S > > >> On Mar 13, 2022, at 14:56 , Colin Holgate via

Re: Paste no closeField

2022-03-11 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
> that would be one way to do it. I clean up anything I drag or type into > fields, stripping all but printable ascii because OCR PDF files contain a lot > of crap that wreaks havoc with databases. > > Sent from my iPhone > >> On Mar 11, 2022, at 05:56, Craig Newman via

Re: use-livecode Digest, Vol 222, Issue 8

2022-03-11 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
I play Scrabble, not Boggle. Regardless of which dictionary people use, there are many more words of 8 - 10 characters than of 4 - 6 characters. Craig > On Mar 10, 2022, at 5:25 PM, doc hawk via use-livecode > wrote: > > > jacqui jawed, > > >> filter tHugeDict without regex pattern

Re: Paste no closeField

2022-03-11 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
Hi. Why not use the “textChanged” message? That one would always fire if pasting text. Craig > On Mar 10, 2022, at 5:57 PM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode > wrote: > >> works with fields whose nam ___ use-livecode mailing list

Re: Into the future

2022-02-28 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
All. I am not sure I am following this thread correctly. Is the issue that some sort of certificate is now required for creating a standalone for desktop? Craig > On Feb 28, 2022, at 4:12 PM, William Prothero via use-livecode > wrote: > > Dealing with Apple certificates is the most onerous

Re: LC 9.6.6 oddities when showing/hiding text

2022-01-28 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
Hi. Still annoyed at having to answer in the use-list as opposed to the Forum. I made a new stack with a button an a field. In the button script: on mouseUp hide fld 1 put "fld 1" into lFieldRef put “dissolve" into tEffect put "show "&" with visual effect " into tDo do tDo end mouseUp

Re: Search & Replace

2022-01-12 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
t;> Am 12.01.2022 um 20:00 schrieb Craig Newman via use-livecode >> mailto:use-livecode@lists.runrev.com>>: >> >> What Jacque said. If not on a Mac, it is in the “Edit” menu, “Find and >> Replace”. > > I saw in the forum that Richmond is looking for the

Re: Search & Replace

2022-01-12 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
What Jacque said. If not on a Mac, it is in the “Edit” menu, “Find and Replace”. Craig > On Jan 12, 2022, at 11:44 AM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode > wrote: > > If you're in the script editor you'll see different menus and cmd-F will > bring up the editor's Find which appears between the

Re: scripted Show tooltip not a thing?

2022-01-11 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
You can do this. In a button script; on mouseenter set the tooltip of me to random(999) end mouseenter Now every time you move the cursor into that button, you get a new integer when you hover. Craig > On Jan 11, 2022, at 9:38 AM, Klaus major-k via use-livecode > wrote: > > Hi David, >

Re: Can I still change LC code?

2022-01-10 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
Tom. There was a pretty long thread here about modifying those dialogs. They are just stacks, after all, but the IDE is protective of them. I think the upshot was that you can hack anything, but better to roll your own. These would be just stacks, after all, and you can start with a clean

Re: Lost the variables and errors panel in script editor

2022-01-10 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
I use a second monitor rotated to a tall vertical to hold the SE. In going from LC to other places and back again, or whatever, the SE sometimes hasty be reset in terms of its rect and topLeft. This always works just fine. When you get the SE back in shape, note both those properties and reset

Re: OT: Wordle

2022-01-07 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
Ali. Smug as we Americans are, that is why we stick to our blinkered word list. There are just too many random strings of characters in CSW for our provincial taste. Craig > On Jan 7, 2022, at 11:36 AM, Craig Newman via use-livecode > wrote: > > Ali. > > Thanks.

Re: OT: Wordle

2022-01-07 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
Error, TWL has over 9000 five-letter words > On Jan 7, 2022, at 11:36 AM, Craig Newman via use-livecode > wrote: > > Ali. > > Thanks. > > I am joining a support group to help me stop playing, and get back to > Scrabble. > > But why limit the lexicon to so

Re: OT: Wordle

2022-01-07 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
Ali. Thanks. I am joining a support group to help me stop playing, and get back to Scrabble. But why limit the lexicon to so few words? Even TWL has over 8000 five-letter words, and SOWPODS many more. Craig > On Jan 7, 2022, at 10:37 AM, Roger Guay via use-livecode > wrote: > > Very nice!

Re: IDE behaviour MacOS

2022-01-05 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
Hi. Do you mean sliders and scrollbars are missing from the tools palette? And an Answer dialog appears BEHIND a stack Cannot imagine any of this. I am on a Mac. What version OS? Craig > On Jan 4, 2022, at 12:35 PM, General 2018 via use-livecode > wrote: > > Hi, > > On MacOS, If I

Re: Open socket on start up and can't close

2021-12-17 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
Robert. "I have epsiTalk under Livecode.” Whaaat?? How much do you want for it? I would love to be able to talk to other running LC machines with a skillset that I already have. When I first picked up LC, I immediately tested “send to program” (a command in LC, as it ought to be, not a

Re: Smile for Christmas.

2021-12-17 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
Welsh and Gaelic both translate the same. Heather. What is the difference? Is it a Scotland thing? Craig > On Dec 17, 2021, at 1:01 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode > wrote: > >> Beth ydych chi'n ei olygu, fy ffrind? mae'r Gymraeg yn iaith hyfryd. Gyda >> dim ond y nifer cywir o

Re: Smile for Christmas.

2021-12-17 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
17, 2021, at 9:30 AM, Ali Lloyd via use-livecode > wrote: > > Another super-useful and relevant scrabble word is EUOUAE, one of the > charmingly monikered 'vowel dumps'. Unfortunately not available in TWL so > only for UK scrabble play! > > On Fri, 17 Dec 2021 at 14:08,

Re: Smile for Christmas.

2021-12-17 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
I play a lot of scrabble. One of the most endearing short words (Scrabble is ALL about short words) in both the English and American lexicons is “CWM”, which is a forest hollow, is Welsh, and validates the old saw: “A, E, I, O, U, and sometimes Y and W”. Craig > On Dec 17, 2021, at 7:57 AM,

Re: open socket on start up and can't close

2021-12-16 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
Curry. Surely you are right. I just remember when HC was on the ropes, and wish that the LC Forum was so full of posts that I never have to do my actual job. I can just kibitz there all day long. It would mean that the world finally gets what LC offers. Craig > On Dec 16, 2021, at 11:16 AM,

Re: open socket on start up and can't close

2021-12-16 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
se two venues is the first thing I do in the morning. Craig > On Dec 16, 2021, at 9:02 AM, Craig Newman via use-livecode > wrote: > > Curry. > > "A few regulars - but many others who work/lurk! :)" > > I see that. > > Robert Eppich, back in the ’90’s, w

Re: open socket on start up and can't close

2021-12-16 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
Curry. "A few regulars - but many others who work/lurk! :)" I see that. Robert Eppich, back in the ’90’s, way before sockets, sold a product called “Epsitalk”. This was HC based, and essentially used the now deprecated “send message to program”. This was listed as a keyword, not a command, in

Re: open socket on start up and can't close

2021-12-15 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
ROBERT EPPICH? If you are the person I think you are, do you know that I still manage a dozen OS9 Macs on a network using Hypercard and Epsitalk? Do you have other posts on either the LiveCode forums or this use-list? I have never seen your name... Craig Newman > On Dec 15, 2021, at 2:26 PM,

Re: Forum Down?

2021-12-10 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
OK. All back to normal, Funny how annoyed I get when a modern miracle does not quite perform the way I want it to. Craig > On Dec 9, 2021, at 10:14 AM, Klaus major-k via use-livecode > wrote: > > Hi Craig, > >> Am 09.12.2021 um 16:11 schrieb Craig Newman via use-liveco

Re: Forum Down?

2021-12-09 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
Hmmm. Still cannot. Will wait a while and see… Craig > On Dec 9, 2021, at 10:14 AM, Klaus major-k via use-livecode > wrote: > > Hi Craig, > >> Am 09.12.2021 um 16:11 schrieb Craig Newman via use-livecode >> : >> >> Could not connect as of last evenin

Forum Down?

2021-12-09 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
Could not connect as of last evening. Craig ___ use-livecode mailing list use-livecode@lists.runrev.com Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription preferences: http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode

Fwd: screen resolution and stack height

2021-12-02 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
Here is a neat article: https://www.studiobinder.com/blog/what-is-4-3-aspect-ratio/ > Begin forwarded message: > > From: Craig Newman via use-livecode > Subject: Re: screen resolution and stack height > Date: December 2, 2021 at 9:24:41 AM EST > To: How to use LiveCode

Fwd: screen resolution and stack height

2021-12-02 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
Sloppy. My ratio is approx. 2:4 > Begin forwarded message: > > From: Craig Newman via use-livecode > Subject: Re: screen resolution and stack height > Date: December 2, 2021 at 9:24:41 AM EST > To: How to use LiveCode > Cc: Craig Newman > Reply-To: How to use LiveCod

Re: screen resolution and stack height

2021-12-02 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
Hi. The 4:3 ratio, unless I completely do not understand any of this, is not pertinent to a desktop app. It was for viewing film and TV back in the day when there was much less flexibility in display screen technology. Much less. The monitors I see around me are all anything but 4:3. I have

Re: variable window not applying changes

2021-11-24 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
@Bernd. " double-click on the icon in the varialble line:” What icon? Do you mean the small box-with-arrow icon that appears when a multi-line variable is present in the lower list? @James. I am on a Mac, but have never had a change made in the external variable window (certainly a stack)

Re: Annoying pop-up message

2021-11-18 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
Or: https://forums.livecode.com/viewtopic.php?f=9=35607=203599=lipo#p203599 Craig > On Nov 18, 2021, at 4:48 AM, matthias rebbe via use-livecode > wrote: > > This can be caused by an installed program. > > Here for

Re: Annoying pop-up message

2021-11-18 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
Is this anything like the “Lipo” dialogs I get now every time I make a standalone? There is a thread on the Forum about this: https://forums.livecode.com/search.php?keywords=lipo Craig > On Nov 18, 2021, at 4:48 AM, matthias rebbe via

Re: Count Up Timer?

2021-11-02 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
t; >> use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: >> >>> On 11/2/21 8:48 AM, Craig Newman via use-livecode wrote: >>>> Mark. >>>> >>>> “... unless the person was born after 1 January 1970." >>>> >>>> Check

Re: Count Up Timer?

2021-11-02 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
Mark. “... unless the person was born after 1 January 1970." Check out the thread “When was the big bang?” on the forum: https://forums.livecode.com/viewtopic.php?f=9=26619=138530=big+bang#p138530 Craig > On Nov 2, 2021, at 11:43 AM, Mark Wieder via use-livecode > wrote: > > On 11/2/21

Re: Count Up Timer?

2021-11-02 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
Sheesh. This is just another great example why the Forum is so much better a venue than this list. It would take a lot of work to reformat the OP’s code example into something workable in the SE. Craig > On Nov 1, 2021, at 6:29 PM, Mark Smith via use-livecode > wrote: > > You want the

Re: Message Tracer/IDE Crash Recipes

2021-11-01 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
Curry. I never minimize the SE, if that is the required starting point of the bug. Craig > On Oct 29, 2021, at 10:48 PM, Curry Kenworthy via use-livecode > wrote: > > > Craig: > > > The project will run fine for months, in constant use, > > but then crash. Not reproducible as far as I can

Re: Message Tracer

2021-10-29 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
Curry. Just crashed, Again, working in the IDE, SE open, fixing and enhancing. Saved fairly recently, so only a minor hassle. Craig > On Oct 29, 2021, at 12:28 PM, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode > wrote: > > Bob Sneidar wrote: > > > Has anyone written something that will trace the flow of

Re: Message Tracer/IDE Crash Recipes

2021-10-29 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
Curry. It always happens in the IDE when I am working on my largest desktop project, an eight year old mainStack that contains six substacks. I work on that project only on my main office computer. Invariably I am fooling around between the SE and the mainStack. It has never happened when I

Re: Message Tracer

2021-10-28 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
Message Watcher? AHA. My one entry into the "bug” pollI was to complain about random crashes of LC itself now and then. Not likely to have that solved anytime soon. But I am tempted to categorizes as a bug a sorely missing feature of the message watcher: In the Forum

Re: Mudslinging and consequences - a change to our policy

2021-10-28 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
There are an infinite number of infinities, and many can be ordered in terms of their “size”. The problem is you need an infinite number of Alephs to talk about them all. The real question is can one talk about all those infinites in an Aleph null number of ticks? Craig > On Oct 28, 2021, at

Re: Accessing array custom properties

2021-10-26 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
Hi. An array variable is just a variable, it is not a property. You cannot “make” one into the other. So, basically, put the pArrayName[pElementName] of button “button” is just syntax that does not exist in the lexicon, for the above reason. Craig > On Oct 25, 2021, at 11:18 PM, Neville

Re: Number of items

2021-10-25 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
It is indeed a feature, and just requires remembering how LC (and HC before it, from the beginning) treat how items are counted. Craig > On Oct 25, 2021, at 11:06 AM, Pi Digital via use-livecode > wrote: > > It’s not a bug. It’s a feature. And a welcome one, too. We just have to > handle it

Re: Stack with the same name loop

2021-10-07 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
RE: the “purge/save/cancel” thing. I see this exactly twice whenever I build a standalone for a particular project. Even in a new session, if the first thing I do is build a standalone from the splash stack, I will twice get a dialog during the process asking me the three questions. I always

Re: Strange closeStack behavior

2021-10-04 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
Hi. Maybe just before the closeStackRequest line, ask for the topStack. Is it possible the mainStack is somehow in front? Craig > On Oct 1, 2021, at 6:22 PM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode > wrote: > > Hi all. > > Very strange. I have a substance belonging to a mainstack that has LOTS of

Re: Strange script error - pass openStack

2021-09-23 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
Hi. You are getting the error message in the message box? If I make a new stack and place your handler in the card script, I will indeed get an error in the message box if I just invoke “openStack” directly. Of course, if I “send openStack to this card” all works fine. Placing a red dot

Re: IDE line number doesn't update

2021-09-22 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
I am on a Mac. Ever since the red dot issue was resolved a few versions ago I have seen none of these issues. I go back and forth from a handful of stacks to the SE without anything noticeable popping up to bother me. My longest single script anywhere is about 2000 lines. Craig > On Sep 22,

Re: Is the Forum down?

2021-09-13 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
l > entries. I responded to a few over the weekend. > -- > Jacqueline Landman Gay | jac...@hyperactivesw.com > HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com > On September 13, 2021 8:45:40 AM Craig Newman via use-livecode > wrote: > >> See

Is the Forum down?

2021-09-13 Thread Craig Newman via use-livecode
Seen almost nothing for days. Craig ___ use-livecode mailing list use-livecode@lists.runrev.com Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription preferences: http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode

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