Re: Baffling can't create variable message

2021-02-24 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
quot;. You have to use "set the > text" > > set the text of button "search all" to return & fld "custom" & the text of > button "search all" > > > > - > Matthias Rebbe > Life Is Too Short For Boring Code >

Baffling can't create variable message

2021-02-24 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
LiveCoders, I have a pulldown menu button to which I want to append new searches that it does not already contain. I have scripted this in various ways, multiple lines, single line, add parentheses, leave ‘em out, use extra variable/not, in an attempt to isolate what I am doing wrong.

Re: [OT] Poll: What does it mean for 1 rect to be 'within' a certain distance of another rect?

2021-02-17 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Double [OT], but I just want to say that I have looked at HyperRESEARCH several times over the years, and have been hugely impressed with its features. In fact, it is too feature rich for my needs, but it looks like a really great piece of work. Cheers, David G > On 16 Feb 2021, at 9:43 pm,

Re: [OT] Poll: What does it mean for 1 rect to be 'within' a certain distance of another rect?

2021-02-16 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
id G > On 16 Feb 2021, at 5:08 pm, Paul Dupuis via use-livecode > wrote: > > On 2/16/2021 6:16 AM, David V Glasgow via use-livecode wrote: >> Being a bear of little brain, I would try placing each rect into a group >> centred on a larger rect, where the margin is d/2, t

Re: [OT] Poll: What does it mean for 1 rect to be 'within' a certain distance of another rect?

2021-02-16 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Being a bear of little brain, I would try placing each rect into a group centred on a larger rect, where the margin is d/2, then test using intersect. Now, where did I put that hunny? Best wishes David Glasgow ___ use-livecode mailing list

Re: LC Roadmap

2021-02-13 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
> On 13 Feb 2021, at 12:37 pm, Sean Cole (Pi) via use-livecode > wrote: > > I was told last year that HTML5 deployment would see upgrades maybe by > Jan2021 LC 9.7. Hi Sean, I think that kind of aspirational statement, particularly in the world of software development, is the kind of thing

Re: lock screen

2021-01-22 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
I once got in an unholy mess with a couple of lock screens which, of their own accord, had sneaked into repeat loops. > On 22 Jan 2021, at 2:24 pm, Craig newman via use-livecode > wrote: > > Something else you might want to to know, though it may only be academic. > > LockScreen commands

Re: Cmi5 eLearning Standard in LiveCode MEETING TODAY AT 1 PM EST

2021-01-19 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
I intended to comment on list, because I was impressed with Videolinkwell and thought folks on the list might be interested! I watched the videos and think your app is really cool and worthwhile. There! I did it again! David G > On 19 Jan 2021, at 5:37 pm, Martin Koob wrote: > > Hi List.

Re: Cmi5 eLearning Standard in LiveCode MEETING TODAY AT 1 PM EST

2021-01-18 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
VideoLinkwell looks like a great tool, Martin. I spend a lot of time analysing video recorded police interviews, so I I know what a huge slog it is to document what happens and at which point(s) in a video. Is there a walkthrough of features/tools? Cheers David G > On 18 Jan 2021, at 6:49

Re: [ANN] Release 9.6.2 RC-2

2021-01-14 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
I paid for the Windows version of SuperCard that was advertised in MacUser for some considerable time in the ?mid 90s. I waited, and waited, and waited…. > On 13 Jan 2021, at 8:00 pm, Michael Kristensen via use-livecode > wrote: > > Richard Gaskin wrote: > >> We've been here before... >>

OT Re: Audioclips overlapping

2021-01-09 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Oh my! I had a minuet generator dongle for my Sinclair Spectrum!! So that’s how it worked! > On 9 Jan 2021, at 3:08 pm, Richmond via use-livecode > wrote: > > Erm . . . not sure about this, but the word 'concatenation' just bubbled > up in my brain. > > But any concatenation would need to

Field ID clash

2021-01-02 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Using 9.6.0 on Mac 10.13.6 I duplicated a field and found a third field responded to the mouseup of the duplicate. It seems the duplication generated a clash of IDs between the duplicate and third field. I could just select and start again, but I was wondering whether there is a safe way to

OT Re: Trying to use the Segmented Control

2020-12-06 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
> On 6 Dec 2020, at 10:16 am, Richmond via use-livecode > wrote: > > I started driving again in the United Arab Emirates on the basis of a Saudi > licence I had got for a bottle > of fake Chanel number 5. I never drive in the UAE. Hit a camel = go to jail. David G

Re: filter

2020-11-20 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Apologies for barging in, but I am confused by regex generally and in this specific example by the function of the terminal ‘+’ If you are only finding one character, why do you need to specify 'at least one' of one char? Cheers David G > On 20 Nov 2020, at 8:44 am, Klaus major-k via

Re: Design Question

2020-11-17 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Oooh! For once I might make a contribution! I had the same issue in a healthcare context. These IT systems vary tremendously between services, are complex and often hard to connect with - either by design, or by lack of interest in supporting other software. I found the best way to get a

Re: The Most Stupid Question Ever?

2020-11-11 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
> On 10 Nov 2020, at 11:14 pm, Craig newman via use-livecode > wrote: > > So then LC knows when the message box is about to be the target, and > therefore acts differently than with any other container. The actual already > executed command "put" is left stranded, unrequited, because the

Getting page counts of PDFs

2020-08-23 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Livecoders, In my day job, some of my income comes from the number of pages from a number of PDF documents thatI have to read for individual cases. I thought it would be fun and useful to write an LC script that would either count the pages or (even better) get the page count of a folder

Re: Layers in PBrowser

2020-08-13 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
> On 13 Aug 2020, at 4:16 am, Pi Digital via use-livecode > wrote: > > Why do I have the same discussion with you people Hi Sean, There are no ‘you people’, there is only us, including you. I can’t help you with your IDE problem, but I can see that others are trying hard to be helpful,

Re: sorting lines by date

2020-07-12 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Thanks everyone & Curry. I will play with this some more. Looking at the lists I am given, most of the date columns are declared to be UTC. I intended to try to detect other formats in due course, but thought I’d start with the common one. Reminds me of my favourite Jake Peralta line:

Re: sorting lines by date

2020-07-10 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Hi Tom, That’s what I thought I was doing. From the dictionary… The dateTime keyword recognizes all LiveCode's date and time formats and sorts them in time order, rather than alphabetical or numeric order. Cheers, David G > On 10 Jul 2020, at 11:24 pm, Tom Glod via use-livecode > wrote:

sorting lines by date

2020-07-10 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Livecodeistas, I am working with text files consisting of many thousands of lines, most of which are in the format URL & Tab & Date - but a few don’t have a date. So they look like this ... http://1.lw6.blah/b7f3bd9e6b4d728a0f6d5883ed3a5ce/5326d47f?ss=152 17/03/2014 9:55

Re: slow loading & navigation to card containing large field

2020-07-01 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Hmmm. Food for thought both! Loading I just use put URL ("file:" & theFilePath) into tdata I have always assumed that reading as binary is only for data that isn’t text. I’ll try that. If I want to display some or all of the file in a field, do I need to process the data read as a

slow loading & navigation to card containing large field

2020-07-01 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Hello LCers On Mac 10.13, LC 9.6 In my stack I have a field on one card consisting of imported text, which is typically several thousand of internet searches/file names/URLs. I search for a number of keywords, which are then aggregated, and by navigating to another card, display summary

Fwd: Build problems with 9.6 [mostly fixed]

2020-06-23 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
elect -s /Applications/Xcode.app >> >> *>>>>>>>Launching X-Code I get an unknown error with a long field of text >> in the console. Want to see it? * >> >> If the previous command does not make any difference, then yes please :) >>

Re: Build problems with 9.6 [mostly fixed]

2020-06-20 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
de.app > > *>>>>>>>Launching X-Code I get an unknown error with a long field of text > in the console. Want to see it? * > > If the previous command does not make any difference, then yes please :) > > Which version of Xcode have you installed BTW? >

Re: Build problems with 9.6

2020-06-16 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
> On 16 Jun 2020, at 1:11 pm, panagiotis merakos via use-livecode > wrote: > > Sorry about that, I should have mentioned that "/path/to/your/Xcode.app" is > a placeholder for the actual path to your Xcode.app. Oh boy. Feel a bit dumb now! Currently 10.1, downloading 11 now, just in case.

Re: Build problems with 9.6

2020-06-16 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
, > Panos > -- > > On Mon, 15 Jun 2020 at 18:12, David V Glasgow via use-livecode < > use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > >> Hi Panos, >> >> The tools appeared to install, but the error(s) still appear, and the >> standalone isn’t saved. >

Re: Build problems with 9.6

2020-06-15 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
/quality.livecode.com/show_bug.cgi?id=22740? > > Kind regards, > Panos > -- > > On Mon, 15 Jun 2020 at 14:02, David V Glasgow via use-livecode < > use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > >> Should have said, MacOS 10.13.6 >> >>> On 15 Jun 2020, at

Re: Build problems with 9.6

2020-06-15 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Should have said, MacOS 10.13.6 > On 15 Jun 2020, at 11:20 am, David V Glasgow wrote: > > Hi Folks, > > I have been trying out 9.6 on Mac on a stack developed with 7.1.4. I made > some minor tweaks to the stack and then tried to build a standalone. I > didn’t check change the default build

Build problems with 9.6

2020-06-15 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Hi Folks, I have been trying out 9.6 on Mac on a stack developed with 7.1.4. I made some minor tweaks to the stack and then tried to build a standalone. I didn’t check change the default build settings. It built for linux, then entered a blizzard of 'stack with the same name is in memory’

Re: Unicode and languages

2020-06-07 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Ha! You beat me to it, Alex. The only extra is that Paul might be able to identify very common but distinct markers to identify the language, and create a simple algorithm. Made me wonder how Google translate does it when it is set to 'detect language’ Cheers, David G > On 6 Jun 2020,

Re: Any electronic document formats offering interactivity?

2020-03-19 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
vity you need such as > clever tooltips, etc.), and build a LC tool to create the elements you want > to place. > > -- Alex. > > P.S. If you need images then this "single page" idea breaks - you might need > to make images be "in the cloud" and require Inter

Any electronic document formats offering interactivity?

2020-03-18 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Hi folks, I would like to be able to generate a document from LC consisting of a single page (effectively a copy of a card) which can offer some basic interactivity. I would be pretty happy if users can create a document that would display ‘tooltip-like’ explanatory notes if summary fields

Re: [macOS] Notarization, hardened runtimes, LCB, and executables

2020-02-06 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
I have to say that this fills me with despair. I try hard to write serious, useful programs, for fellow professionals, but I am not a developer by trade or training. I have a full time job, which subsidises my time using LC The beauty of LC (and Metacard before it) has always been how

Re: Parent Group of the Target

2020-01-07 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
The wonderful “Owner” is the property you’re after, I think. Hope that is useful. If it is, possibly my first time! Best wishes, David Glasgow > On 7 Jan 2020, at 3:18 pm, Sannyasin Brahmanathaswami via use-livecode > wrote: > > I could have sworn we passed way before, but I can't find it

Re: CEF Browser woes! no console.

2019-10-24 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
> On 24 Oct 2019, at 3:49 pm, Tom Glod via use-livecode > wrote: > > crap. sorry ... its http://radio.garden No No No No No! I have WORK to do! ___ use-livecode mailing list use-livecode@lists.runrev.com Please visit

Re: How does OSX tell what app to open when you double click a file?

2019-08-08 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Hah! The devil is in the last line. (not to mention that the criteria don’t seem to match what actually happens) > On 8 Aug 2019, at 12:34 pm, Paul Dupuis via use-livecode > wrote: > > On 8/6/2019 10:10 PM, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode wrote: >> On 2019-08-06 23:59, Paul Dupuis via

Re: How does OSX tell what app to open when you double click a file?

2019-08-07 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
No idea if this is any help at all, but I run two versions of Apple Pages (I have my reasons… ;-) I have the older version set as the default for all Pages documents, and make exceptions when I need to. Interestingly, MacOS 10.13.6 gets confused sometimes. Even if a document is set to open

Re: Do variable vs field as AppleScript

2019-07-04 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
if it added 20 milliseconds to a process that > takes many tens of minutes (I suspect the speech has to be uttered in real > time) I hardly call that a delay. > > Bob S > > >> On Jul 3, 2019, at 03:28 , David V Glasgow via use-livecode >> wrote: >>

Do variable vs field as AppleScript

2019-07-03 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
I have a script which in the fullness of time will repeatedly (several hundred times) run a list of commands as an Applescript. It will take a fair bit of time to loop through because each iteration involves speech recognition. My question is, will there be any meaningful speed advantage to

Re: teeny tiny answer dialog text on Windows

2019-06-19 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
exists on the MacOS, Windows will attempt > to substitute for a near match, which usually does not end well. > > Bob S > > >> On Jun 19, 2019, at 08:02 , David V Glasgow via use-livecode >> wrote: >> >> Hello, folks. >> >> Having returned to w

teeny tiny answer dialog text on Windows

2019-06-19 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Hello, folks. Having returned to work on an old stack I have found that whereas standalone answer dialogs look fine on Mac, on Windows (10) the text (eg. “Do you really want to quit?”) is so small it is barely legible. (Building on Mac 10.12 and 10.13) I set the font to Arial, so although I

OT Re: repeat with times

2019-05-23 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
What if Yoda you are? > On 23 May 2019, at 7:57 am, Richmond via use-livecode > wrote: > > If I write: The dog me bit. > > It is wrong: it is not a bug, nor a regression. ___ use-livecode mailing list use-livecode@lists.runrev.com Please visit this

Woo License Keys Manager

2019-01-30 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Does anyone use the above for managing keys on their LC apps? If so, are you happy with it? Conversely, anyone recommend any other solutions, whether just license management, or complete ecommece? Cheers, David Glasgow ___ use-livecode mailing

Re: Displaying or identifying emoji

2019-01-24 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
; > On Wed, Jan 23, 2019 at 4:34 PM David V Glasgow via use-livecode > mailto:use-livecode@lists.runrev.com>> wrote: > > > > On 23 Jan 2019, at 2:15 pm, Stephen MacLean via use-livecode > > mailto:use-livecode@lists.runrev.com>> > > wrote: >

Re: Displaying or identifying emoji

2019-01-23 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
> On 23 Jan 2019, at 2:15 pm, Stephen MacLean via use-livecode > wrote: > > You say you are importing them? From where? A text file or DB? Basically, Stephen, I take what I am given. Could be plain text, Word, HTML , even spreadsheetn- and often I don’t know any intermediate steps

Displaying or identifying emoji

2019-01-23 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Hello folks, I am working on imported text messages from various sources, and which have been through various (unknown) processes/displays before I get them. Some retain emoji intact, but others render them as an odd series of characters (presumably having been substituted when stored in a

LC Wildcard filter citation source?

2018-12-08 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Hello folks, I am writing an academic paper on an analysis of internet predator messages undertaken using an LC app. A few of the filtered terms I used incorporated wildcards (I avoided regular expressions). I need to reference a published source for the implementation of wildcards within

Re: Numbering lines

2018-10-29 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Thanks to everyone who helped me on this. Apologies if I misdirected the discussion, but even that was very instructive. My mouth hung open when I saw the cost of updating the progress bar every time through a loop. I guess I have become sloppy about time saving because most operations seem

Re: Numbering lines

2018-10-28 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Thanks for this, although I’m not sure I understand. In fact I am sure I don’t.I know how amazingly fast the array method is, I use it elsewhere in the same stack, and it is great. I also don’t understand the distinction between line numbering and indexing. If I was guessing, I would go

Re: Numbering lines

2018-10-28 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Thanks Geoff, I did play with Split, but one of the reasons for numbering is to make any identical lines unique. With split, for any that are not, all but one is deleted. So definitely not the result I wanted. I’ll sacrifice the progress bar and see where that leaves me. Thanks folks. > On

Re: Numbering lines

2018-10-27 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
add 1 to tCount > set the thumbpos of scrollbar “filterprog” to tCount > end repeat > delete line -1 of tBuffer > put tBuffer into pText //If you want to update the initial variable with the > numbered lines > put tBuffer into field “numberedtext" > > - Mark Hsu > &g

Numbering lines

2018-10-26 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Hello folks I am doing a content analysis of online chat and messaging. Sometimes very large files, thousands or even hundreds of thousands of messages. I am finding filter and find to be delightfully fast. However…. Sometimes I want to prefix each line with the line number, and do this:

Re: Searching for a word when it's more than one word

2018-09-03 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
My family was stranded for a while during a transfer at Frankfurt airport, while a computer system refused to accept that ‘Glasgow’ was not a destination. ( At least, in that instance) Having said that, the same error is much more commonly made by taxi drivers, who can’t avoid showing great

Re: am I regexing by mistake?

2018-09-02 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
le > character match to anything. > > Thanks, > Brian > On Aug 31, 2018, 9:12 AM -0500, David V Glasgow via use-livecode > , wrote: >> Hello, folks. >> >> I am undertaking keyword searches of chat logs. The keywords are stored as >> themed lists in field

Re: am I regexing by mistake?

2018-08-31 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
uestion mark in brackets “[?]” when using wildcard filters if > you want to match a literal question mark. Otherwise it signifies a single > character match to anything. > > Thanks, > Brian > On Aug 31, 2018, 9:12 AM -0500, David V Glasgow via use-livecode > , wrote: >>

am I regexing by mistake?

2018-08-31 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Hello, folks. I am undertaking keyword searches of chat logs. The keywords are stored as themed lists in fields. One of the things I am interested in is finding lines where one contributor asks another about where they live, shop, go to school etc etc. So, (among other phrases) I filter for

Re: Memory related crash??

2018-08-16 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
In the great tradition of answering your own question. I just tried the identical process in LC7 Loading the text file takes memory up to a similar size as in LC 8.1.10, but the script runs successfully and even repeats for multiple collections of keywords without memory pressure rising at

Memory related crash??

2018-08-15 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
but is it me? Mac OS 10.12.6, LC 8.1.10 I have a 4 card stack which when loaded takes the LC memory to 66MB I then load a 25MB plain text file into a scrolling field (which takes maybe 20 seconds and shows LC as 'not responding’ in Activity Monitor). This take memory to 282MB I then perform

Re: HTML to text in field

2018-08-09 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
D’OH! > On 9 Aug 2018, at 2:23 pm, Klaus major-k via use-livecode > wrote: > > > "replacetext ()" is a FUNCTION and not a handler! :-) ___ use-livecode mailing list use-livecode@lists.runrev.com Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and

Re: HTML to text in field

2018-08-09 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Thanks Richmond, I will mess about with your suggestions. It's always much appreciated when someone takes the time to suggest a complete handler. But …. I want more! Can you see anything wrong with this? replaceText (ttemp, "<*>", "|") or have a clue about the error message? “button

HTML to text in field

2018-08-09 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Hello folks, I am having an interesting time (MacOS 10.13.5 LC 8.1.9) trying to load some HTML files (≤ 5 ish MB). Most of them will be lists or tables, generated by various users on various systems. I don’t want to retain any of the formatting, except line endings, so I would be happy for

Re: Newbie Regex confusion

2018-08-01 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
ost work without >> issue when putting them into LCS. >> >> You can also take a look, if you haven’t already, at an example that I made >> using LCS and LCB, rsIsValid: >> https://forums.livecode.com/viewtopic.php?t=26653 >> >> HTH! >> >> Steve

Newbie Regex confusion

2018-08-01 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
I am just dipping my toes in the shallows of regex, and have already stubbed my toe on a rock. Well two, actually. I am looking to identify the lines of a field (that contain lots of words and symbols with no particular structure or separator ) finding age related terms, which can be in a

Re: Tessellated hexagonal grid?

2018-07-01 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Most excellent! > On 30 Jun 2018, at 1:26 am, hh via use-livecode > wrote: > > A simple hexagonal grid creating stack: > http://forums.livecode.com/viewtopic.php?p=168657#p168657 > > You choose the number of rows and columns and, for "scaling", > the horizontal radius and vertical radius of

Re: Tessellated hexagonal grid?

2018-06-29 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Not sure whether you really want to know or not ;-) Richmond puts his finger on it really. Most of the properties of a graphic polygon don’t relate to geometric features of the polygon itself - except when it is a rect. So, as Richard says, tiling them or otherwise changing properties of

Re: Tessellated hexagonal grid?

2018-06-27 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Thanks for all the responses regarding hexes. I had already worked through the ‘redblobgames’ resources, and it was the prospect of trying to implement a hex system in Livecode which was the gotcha. The frustrating thing is that the polygon object displays a nice scaleable hex - and yet it

Tessellated hexagonal grid?

2018-06-25 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Quite a few old school (and a few newer) games use a tessellated hexagonal grid. Remember Railway Rivals, anyone? I just started to play around with the idea of a grid using Livecode polygons. Specifically, a map that can grow organically by sprouting hexes at the edges. I was surprised

Re: Was: URGENT: MergGoogle no longer works on iOS: CLIENTS VERY UNHAPPY

2018-05-29 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
> On 25 May 2018, at 5:07 pm, Sean Cole (Pi) via use-livecode > wrote: > > This, too, is overwhelming. A little disturbing too as it was embarked on > by people who know very little about me or the facts behind the situation. Morning, Sean. There is another way of looking at this. Many

Re: Emergency Help?

2018-05-03 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Me too… David Glasgow > On 3 May 2018, at 12:22 pm, Peter Reid via use-livecode > wrote: > > Hi > > What's the news about Sean, has anyone made contact with him and has he > accepted the help? I'm asking as I'm about to make a donation and I'd like > to be

Re: Blurring field contents

2018-04-02 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Thanks for all the suggestions, but blur works really well. I just take a snapshot of the field, blur the resultant image, overlay it on the confidential field, snapshot the entire card to clipboard and then delete the blurred image. I had to manually include it in the standalone, though,

Re: Blurring field contents

2018-03-29 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
> On 29 Mar 2018, at 5:44 pm, Paul Hibbert via use-livecode > wrote: > > That tutorial is a bit outdated now that there is a “blur” command, > introduced in LC 8.0, it’s quicker and easier to use. > > Paul > Ah! Thank you, Paul. That’s good to know. I am a

Blurring field contents

2018-03-29 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
I want to give users options for capturing anonymised cards, and wondered about blurring text - maybe by overlaying a graphic of the text and blurring that? There is an LC tutorial about blurring images , but it seems

Inferring absence of physical keyboard in Win 10 'convertible' device

2018-03-23 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
I apologise in advance for the ugliness of my attempt at a solution to the above. Just a brief gratuitous update on strangeness associated with Inferring absence of physical keyboard in Win 10. The Win 10 tablet itself knows the keyboard has been detached, because the cursor disappears

Re: What LC or OS incantation do I use to involve the onscreen keyboard on a Win 10 tablet?

2018-03-21 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
gow > On 19 Mar 2018, at 12:33 pm, Richmond via use-livecode > <use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > > I thought my buying USB Microscopes in LIDL was an all-time low . . . > > Mind you, a friend of mine bought a kilt there. > > > On 19.03.2018 13:27, Da

What LC or OS incantation do I use to involve the onscreen keyboard on a Win 10 tablet?

2018-03-19 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Colleagues in Livecode, I just purchased a Win 10 ‘convertible’ tablet from Lidl solely for quick Win testing LC. The upside is that it is astonishing value for money (£169). The downside is that the on screen keyboard isn’t

OT: Develop yourself?

2018-03-14 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
I’ve just examined the premium pack of LiveCode goodies for me (and you) to enjoy. Am I the only one unsettled by the feeling that “Develop yourself” on merchandise sounds like it might involve steroids, exercise, or a vacuum pump? Best Wishes, David Glasgow

Re: Object layers

2018-01-10 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
> . I continue to be amazed and thankful for the warm spirit of helpfulness and > friendliness in this community, freely given. > Me too. Nicely put. David Glasgow ___ use-livecode mailing list use-livecode@lists.runrev.com Please visit this url

Re: Copying text in boxes to clipboard

2017-12-08 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Hello Charles, I very often have to manipulate psychological test and subtest scores in LC that have to be exported in different formats. It is difficult to be sure I understand what you are trying to do, but I will say that I find the following the approach is one that suits me: • I store

Re: Finding on online shop window for apps (was Re: Awful quiet around here )

2017-11-16 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Seems like someone ?Scott Rossi worked this one out http://www.discamus.com/nunc/how/ but it still involves a merchant site. I don’t understand why that should be necessary. Best wishes, David G > On 16 Nov 2017, at 9:25 am, David V Glasgow

Re: Finding on online shop window for apps (was Re: Awful quiet around here )

2017-11-16 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Thanks to all on and off list responses to my questions. I have looked at all comments and suggestions, and have another question. Instead of paying for a merchant site, wouldn’t it be possible to script a desktop app to license itself via say, Paypal? Effectively implementing an in-app

Finding on online shop window for apps (was Re: Awful quiet around here )

2017-11-14 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
I’ll step in to fill the eerie silence! Over the years I have made a few niche apps which might make a few sales. Although I have created apps with user name generated keys, I have never got around to selling online. I just send folks evaluation copies or point them to a Dropbox link, and

Re: JSON import error

2017-11-03 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
From the thrid party perspective, it doesn’t matter whether the OP has an epiphany, or another list contributor solves the problem. All is good interesting and helpful. It’s also nice to see that even the wise ones have the same 'moments of discovery' that the rest of us do. David G > On

Re: How to meet an integer

2017-10-17 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Only a fraction improper? > On 17 Oct 2017, at 4:16 pm, hh via use-livecode > wrote: > > What is your problem, Mike? > >> Mike K. wrote: >> golfclap for hh. bravo. ish. > >> hhwrote: Mike K. wrote: On the first day, God created the heavens and the

OT Toxoplasmosis (was : Send "rawKeyUp")

2017-10-17 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyt.2017.00037/full It has been a long standing slow burner in the schizophrenia literature! Best wishes, David Glasgow > On 16 Oct 2017, at 9:35 pm, Bob Sneidar via

Re: 'manual' Copy and paste of multiple objects to new card ungroups grouped objects

2017-10-13 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Yes, but I knew what he meant! The label “Select grouped controls” is a tad ambiguous. When selected means “Select controls individually (notwithstanding the fact that they are grouped)”. I admit that’s to verbose a label. Conversely, unselected state selects groups rather than grouped

Re: 'manual' Copy and paste of multiple objects to new card ungroups grouped objects

2017-10-13 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
om> wrote: > > David, > > They way I’ve done this is to select the whole group before copying… tuning > on “Select Group” rather than the individual controls. That has worked fine… > scripts are kept. > > randy > >> On Oct 13, 2017, at 5:33 AM, David

'manual' Copy and paste of multiple objects to new card ungroups grouped objects

2017-10-13 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Morning folks, I am on Mac OS 10.12 and using LC 7.1.4 I have been using the IDE menu to copy large numbers of controls from one card to another card (which is a substack of a different main stack). It all looks good, but after doing this for some time, I discovered that all groups are

OT Re: synonyms

2017-07-05 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
My ancient Quaker father-in-law (now deceased) never gave them up. His first utterance to me was “What has thou done with Liss?” - a question I was none to keen on answering (‘Liss'= his daughter) His language took a little getting used to, but after a while I barely noticed, except to enjoy

Re: WannaCry [OT]

2017-05-15 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
> On 13 May 2017, at 6:05 pm, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode > wrote: > > What I do not understand is how organisations like the British State Health > System (NHS) cane be so bl**dy stupid to > rely on Windows, without (obviously) all sorts of safeguards.

Re: Android & LC advice

2017-05-02 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Thanks, Richard. Really helpful. David Glasgow > > In that case I would be inclined to strongly recommend Android for two > reasons: > > - Hardware variety: OMG! the range of devices is vast, so the only > difficulty in picking one with an optimal balance between price and > performance

Re: Android & LC advice

2017-05-01 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Good point Richard, I should have said. Nothing I would expect to be particularly demanding. Mostly shunting text about on screen, timing and recording responses, and very modest data exchange < = 1000 characters. > On 30 Apr 2017, at 2:49 pm, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode >

Android & LC advice

2017-04-30 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Morning, folks. I have had very preliminary discussions with a team who want to roll out a series of apps onto a fairly small number of phablet-esque devices which will be given out to clients to use. Because of the cost issue, I am assuming that Android will be the most appropriate

Livecode cross platform delight

2017-04-21 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
I have been so busy recently developing an app (on Mac), I completely failed to keep up testing Windows version, probably going back 20 or so builds. I had scripted several platform dependent variants, but never tested the features. Stupid. Suddenly I find myself faced with very soon running

Re: How do you find beta testers?

2017-04-13 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Jonathan, I invite feedback from 10 volunteers who are members of likely user mailing lists. I never use the term Beta testing or release candidate, just say hey I made this and I want feedback from professionals experienced in ‘whatever’. I say that anyone who gives me feedback, however

Re: mergMicrophone - audio format suitable for Windows playback?

2017-04-11 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
I often create video from Keynote for credit/idents etc, which works very well. Not sure how it would handle sound though. If it did retain sound you could just import the PPT template into Keynote (might need a bit of tweaking) then you could skip the Windows bit completely. Cheers, David

Re: "ouch: the beginning of the end"

2017-03-09 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Mark, This post is hereby awarded the ‘exposition clarity badge’. You should sew it onto your sleeve (with all the others), and wear with pride. I never felt I understood the problem, let alone possible solutions, and now I think I do both. A really interesting read, thank you. Cheers,

Re: Dragging widgets

2017-03-01 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
> On 1 Mar 2017, at 12:08 am, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode > wrote: > > As to that, everything you do on a computer, INCLUDING typing code, is an > illusion. A DOS prompt is an illusion in it's own right. So is a light bulb > on a panel that was turned on by

Re: Null symbol cross platform

2017-02-24 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Thanks for that reminder. I had forgotten about mactoISO(). Field population isn’t from a custom property, but I have had oddities in another project which are probably exactly that. At least I can fix that! Cheers, David G > On 23 Feb 2017, at 12:31 am, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode

Re: Null symbol cross platform

2017-02-24 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
ile ASCII 00 may result in a null set character being inserted in some > Windowsy code, it may not > be displayed as the "happy" slashed zero. > > Richmond. > > > > > On 2/22/17 3:15 pm, David V Glasgow via use-livecode wrote: >> Hello, folks. >>

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