Bug? Specific binary character throws errors in scripts (even when commented out)

2021-04-21 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
I am reading binary data from a .LNK file on Windows 10 using LC 9.6.1. There is a character that looks visually like a dot ".", but it is not, and using the chartonum() function or placing it in a script (even when commented out) results in an error message. The whole script will not work and be

Re: Unreliable File Deletion

2021-03-30 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
Referring Date: 2021-03-29 09:04:04 +0100 From: Mark Waddingham Subject: Re: Unreliable File Deletion Message-ID: Environment: Windows 10, 64bit LC: Version 9.6.1 Dear Mark, Richard and all Thank you for your replies ))). Your comments are -- of course -- right, but I made a mistake in

Re: Unreliable File Deletion

2021-03-28 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
@ Peter Reid Your message found my attention. Also I am working on Windows 10 and have the same problem using LC 9.6.1 Indy version. The problem with copying text to the clipboard and then pasting it into other applications results in inserting double lines. I think there was a discussion about

[ANN] New Book: Development Oriented Development

2021-03-16 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
Hi Andre I have purchased your new book and downloaded the three versions (very clever in three formats!). https://payhip.com/b/18eH With me is also your other book published first. Somewhere I read that you updated that version. Can I download that somewhere as well? Or is there some update

Re: Parsing properties in Link- and Internet Shortcut files

2021-02-27 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
@ Hagan @ Matthias I posted my hack on the forum also mentioning our discussion here: https://forums.livecode.com/viewtopic.php?f=7=35458 Of course, if some one has clean solution to actually read Window's binary ".lnk" file, it would be another lesson to enjoy. Unfortunately, I cannot do it

Re. Parsing properties in Link- and Internet Shortcut files

2021-02-26 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
@ Matthias Windows 10 with "ink" and "url" files: Thank you very much for the link regarding ".lnk" files. I did not see this before. I will look into it. I also checked the binary format as published by Microsoft. I just answered Hakan without having read your suggestion. ) Sorry that I did not

Re: Parsing properties in Link- and Internet Shortcut files

2021-02-26 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
essons.livecode.com/ > > > > So you can open the file as text and then parse the content. > > :-HÃ¥kan > On 12 Feb 2021, 18:55 +0100, R.H. via use-livecode < > use-livecode@lists.runrev.com>, wrote: > > I am on Windows 10 (but answer will apply to MacOS as well)

Re: Parsing properties in Link- and Internet Shortcut files -- SOLVED for Windows 10 -- Added remarks

2021-02-12 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
Hi there Windows 10: The .bat file is required for those .url files that do not give you a text when opening (and that was the problem). Some of the .url files can also simply be read using this sample script. (And these specific files cannot be read with the .bat file as I seem to recognize.

Re: Parsing properties in Link- and Internet Shortcut files -- SOLVED for Windows 10

2021-02-12 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
Tested on Windows 10: I now found and tested the batch file script that works now: Create a batch file, for example "GetURL.bat" Edit the file with a text editor (Notepad++ or whatever) Put the following script into this file: :: START OF SCRIPT -- comment line @echo off setlocal

Parsing properties in Link- and Internet Shortcut files

2021-02-12 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
I am on Windows 10 (but answer will apply to MacOS as well). I am trying to read the URL property of a file that I create simply dragging-dropping the Internet address from my browser to the Desktop and then storing this file. There are thousands now!!! Some of such files are readable text files

Re: Trying to use the Segmented Control

2020-12-10 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
@ Ralf Bitter Dear Ralf, I downloaded your segmented control from: https://github.com/revig/universal-button-widget/releases/tag/1.0.1 and I installed the widget using the Extension Manager in the IDE. It looks very nice. Exactly what allows control and even change the behavior. First time

Re: Some sad news

2020-12-04 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
Oh, I am shocked. I deeply felt condolences to his family and friends. I had a chat with him at the beginning of the year, and I was thinking of calling him since he seemed to be grumpy that we did not follow up fast enough to meet his demands. Now this... ( Yes, he was brilliant. May he have

Keeping soft line break and using clipboard data

2020-12-04 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
I am using Windows 10, LiveCode Indy 9.6.1 Here is a question I tried to solve using clipBoardData, fullClipBoardData and rawClipboardData. I am aware that there is nothing in Livecode that represents soft line breaks, for example as a Unicode character (unless I could not find anywhere). But I

Re: Trying to use the Segmented Control

2020-12-03 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
@ Richmond Richmond, to be honest, I am quite ignorant about developing widgets. I never took the time to dig deep into them. It is certainly my fault. So, I cannot say whether or not it is hard work and how much work. But from a user (developer) perspective, I think we can freely formulate our

Re: Trying to use the Segmented Control

2020-12-03 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
@ Ralf Hi Ralf Your link and what I can see looks very promising. I will certainly try this out. Thanks a lot. At first glance, it looks very professional. I guess it is ... ))) Roland ___ use-livecode mailing list use-livecode@lists.runrev.com

RE: Trying to use the Segmented Control

2020-11-30 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
Basically, I think, it is a nice widget. --- But sometimes, I would like to show text with icons together, or each icon in a different color. Possible? --- Then I would like to import whatever icon or image and individually set its size, and margins individually. I like to have access to the

Re: DataGrid question: Suggestions for further enhancements (Bob Sneidar)

2020-04-03 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
@ Bob S Sure, you are right that the DG data grid supports most of what users might wish to have. My point was that there is a nice enhancement to the table field from Bernd Niggemann and that it could even be further enhanced -- without arguing about DG vs table field. Even if that would only

Re: Cross-platform Bluetooth and Speech to text

2020-04-02 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
+ STT Speech to Text @ Paul Dupuis ... Thank you very much for your valuable hint regarding the STT (speech to text) link from the work of Trevor https://github.com/trevordevore/lc-pocketsphinx who I admire for his fantastic contributions and skills. I am already looking into this. + Bluetooth

Re: DataGrid question: Suggestions for further enhancements

2020-04-02 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
@Bernd Niggemann The ModTableField is a great tool when the DG datagrid is an overkill. It works very well for me. Thank you very much for the contribution, dear Bernd. + Selecting columns: What I added was the possibility to also select columns (hilite columns) which is done using an overlay

Cross-platform Bluetooth and Speech to text

2020-03-27 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
For an interactive learning app using audio and video, I received a request to use Bluetooth to control the player remotely. Also this app shall be extended later to speech commands such as: "Go back", "Go forward", "Stop", "Next lesson", "Repeat section" etc. Cross-platform Blootooth I see

Re: OAuth2 was Re: google sheets - anybody doing anything besides mergGoogle

2020-03-14 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
@Matthias: "i found a forum post from mimu which included also a GoogleCalendarTest stack. http://forums.livecode.com/viewtopic.php?t=31840; Yes, correct. Thanks for the hint! This is the one I am using. The scripts are very good and allow to expand the idea of connecting to Google Services. It

Re: OAuth2 was Re: google sheets - anybody doing anything besides mergGoogle

2020-03-13 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
If this would help... I am using OAuth2 with the Google Calendar with a stack that was originally developed by Denver77 and had been posted the stack "GoogleCalendarTest" to the Forum in 2018. It explains clearly how to use Google's oAuthClient and actually, I was able to receive the client id,

Re: Valentina -- Reporting for LiveCode

2019-12-06 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
Oh, thank you Lynn. That is nice from you to write detailed. Please, my greetings to Ruslan. He may not remember me, already how man years passed? I think 16 or 17 years. I had a group of developers in Kherson. I think it will be good to address your product more strongly on the list. And

Valentina -- Reporting for LiveCode 50% Off Last Day Cyber Monday 2019

2019-12-06 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
@Lynn Fredricks I missed this message about Valentina and offer. Well, no problem. May I ask about the basic principle of Valentina database and Valentina Reports for LiveCode? I assume that the Report Engine is built on the SQL engine and not into LiveCode itself? Years ago I personally met

Re: Decoding "quoted-printable" -- Help needed -- Reopened - Solved 2nd

2019-11-14 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
I am very sorry that I am overstressing this list. I keep on answering my own questions. The function needs to address bytes. I found this looking at some similar C# code: # Code snippet from C# # Source:

Re: Decoding "quoted-printable" -- Help needed -- Reopened

2019-11-14 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
Oh, sorry, I was too quick declaring a solution. Even though the code of the function works fine, the result also converts back, but the "quoted-printable" or "UTF-8" code expects that each codepoint is encoded in Hex with just two ASCII letters representing a codepoint. For example, for the

Decoding "quoted-printable" -- Help needed -- Solved

2019-11-14 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
For those interested: With the help of a privately received message hinting at a solution used prior to LC7 I was able to construct the required functions for LC 7 and above. I must say that I am not really aware of all the many functions LiveCode presents, I did not even know about

Decoding "quoted-printable" -- Help needed

2019-11-12 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
Even with a lot of research and comparing functions in C# and Javascript, I do understand it yet. In E-Mail-bodies, the content parts are often either based64-encoded, no problem with that, but there are also other encodings called "quoted-printable". This is text that in my case needs to be

RE Video Player LiveCode on Windows

2019-10-23 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
@ Paul Dupuis Thank you very much, Paul, for your detailed answer. I removed my other Codec package and installed the LAV package as recommended by you. It works well! Great. All the videos I have in MP4, etc. are playing now. This makes me happy. But the other biggest problem: My IDE starts

Video-Player LiveCode on Windows

2019-10-21 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
I am using Windows 10, 64bit, latest update. I am using an Indy license. I am working with LC v9.5.0 Build 15503. Until Christmas I need to develop a small application for music performers and highly controlled playing of video and audio. I am not too experienced with LC's video/audio player

Where do we want LiveCode to go? (was "Re: Where LiveCode is Now")

2019-10-05 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
I always appreciate Richards insight and clear expressions. Thank you Richard. What do we really want LiveCode to be? Honestly, I would enjoy LiveCode to replace JavaScript and would put this as CHOICE NUMBER ONE, ONE and ONE. And, of course, I know, this will not work. Let us face the fact

Re: Recommended specs for Windows Development computer.

2019-10-05 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
Windows on dedicated hardware is my choice. Only then you really can say that you tested on Windows. The brand of the hardware (metal) is not important in this case. You are not confined to a closed system as with Apple. I am exlusively using Windows 10 and I am quite happy with it. I do not

Subject: Re: ...and Livecode... where are we now

2019-10-03 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
Some of the rants are leading nowhere. I do not think that anybody writing as Richmond did has ever been involved in keeping up a company with such little assumed revenue to pay from for salaries. And I would love to see such guys running a company and make money. They will all fail. But to make

Forum messages no longer distributed?

2019-09-03 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
Since August 31st I do no longer receive daily email messages from the Forum. Am I the only one? Roland ___ use-livecode mailing list use-livecode@lists.runrev.com Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription

Another list test

2019-08-27 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
I am still not receiving any message through email since last week. Roland ___ use-livecode mailing list use-livecode@lists.runrev.com Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription preferences:

This week in LiveCode

2019-08-20 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
Hello Panos Thanks for explaining. I assume, not being focused on Filemaker, that the majority of users relies on your weekly information. I am subscribed to the forum and this user list. I guess many others as well reading on a regular basis. I do not think that it is a bad idea to also mention

Re: Is there a way to use custom icons in the navbar widget?

2019-06-17 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
To me the nav-bar is pretty much useless the way it is. It is a problem with widgets in general that they often do not allow fine grained customization as long as they do not give access to all properties and other settings and di what all other controls can do. And writing myself a nav-bar with

FFI & VLC Player

2019-05-30 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
I would be very happy if VLC could be used in LC and if we had high level access to those functions on ALL platforms. It would be a huge contribution. I would pay for it. Imagine the number of add-ons that could easily be made using LC. Roland ___

Dictionary

2019-05-23 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
I agree that the dictionary often leaves guess work. The biggest problem I have with the dictionary is forgetting the name of a function and trying to guess the name. If there were lots of tags to look for... but... You must know at least the beginning of a name. And how can you even search not

IDE 9.0.4 and 9.0.5rc1 getting slow again on win10?

2019-05-23 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
Well I noticed it too in 9.0.4, but did not try 9.0.5rc1 yet -- waiting to hear that it is stable enough. Script editor performance is again below normal. Crossing fingers it will be ok in the upcoming version. Roland ___ use-livecode mailing list

Re: [ANN] Release 9.0.4 RC-2

2019-03-30 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
Dear Panos My impression fixing the disk access for the script editor (SE) for Windows in this version 9.0.4 RC-2 seems to have changed everything to me. I only had a short review. But already I can see and feel that text entries appear to be so much faster and smoother. If this good behavior

Re: Localisation - Internationalization Package

2019-03-21 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
Dear Richard Thanks a lot for the input regarding the dateFormat function. Very nice. To add: It is also helpful to ... set the useSystemDate to true... and then also the local date format such as dd.mm. evaluates to true when asking if it is a date, or not. The problem here is that

Localisation - Internationalization Package

2019-03-20 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
Being "international" I also have lots of need for localization from German to English, French, Italian, Russian. UTF-8 is my friend, first of all. For example, in Switzerland, there are four languages and the German part of Switzerland uses different decimal/currency number settings compared to

Drag-and-Drop with Desktop files

2019-03-18 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
Sub-Subject: Detecting user selected files/folders in Windows and other OSes. I like to refer to the last message from -hh (see reference below) regarding Windows possibility of detecting selected items (folders, files, icons as such) on the Windows Desktop. The solution -hh already provided when

Re: Drag-and-Drop with Desktop Files

2019-03-14 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
hh, I have one more question for Windows: Selecting a file through Microsoft File Explorer on Windows 10 works for all selected files with your wscript, also when it is a Desktop file accessed through the dialogue. The problem I have is when the user selects a file _directly_ visible on the

Drag-and-Drop with Desktop Files

2019-03-14 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
I am referring to: Message: 17, Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2019 00:44:05 +0100, From: hh Regarding MacOS I can not say much, but I use Windows, and IT WORKS. 'hh ' = Hermann's contribution, right? This fantastic. I never expected anybody to have a solution. I had searched Git and whatever. Well, first

Drag-and-Drop with Desktop Files

2019-03-13 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
Jacqueline: on dragDrop -- check for file paths get the dragData["files"]... pass dragDrop end dragDrop Jacqueline, thank you. I know this and wrote about it. Here I want to know the filename and path which is user-selected in the OS (on Windows File Explorer) without dragging

Drag-and-Drop with Desktop Files

2019-03-08 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
Desktop and IDE, mainly Windows 10 (could be any OS), LiveCode lastest version. Drag-and-Drop on Windows works as expected. But I have another request and do not know how to handle it so far. The OS should know which file a user has selected. Is there are a command or Shell function to know

Fwd: windows defender issues? & other AV

2019-01-19 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
Sorry, I must send a correction, I meant MegaBytes, not Giga Bytes (typing too fast)... This is sentence needs correction: "The size of the stack file is nearly 4 MB, probably mainly because of some technical images." Regards Roland -- Forwarded message - From: R.H. Date: Sa.,

Re: windows defender issues? & other AV

2019-01-19 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
Ref. To Mark Waddingham's suggestion: /* Dear Mark, let me make this side note: Your insight and your comments here, also in general, cannot be praised enough. I am a fast typer and a slow reader, so I have to discipline myself to carefully read. But your comments always catch my attention and I

AW: Script Editor Slow on Windows

2019-01-17 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
I must also agree that the SE (script editor) in Windows with latest versions of LiveCode tends to be nearly unusable -- at least for professional work. Also, I turn off the messages box when using the SE but using a field displaying messages instead. I am not using Navigator. When I add a new

Re: windows defender issues? & other AV issues

2019-01-17 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
Well, thanks for all the comments regarding failing to save the data stack distributed with a compiled splash stack. Each case is different. In this case, I have to actually go by my promise to not install anything on the target machine that is not visible inside my app folder. The user can just

Re: windows defender issues? & other AV issues

2019-01-16 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
Windows: Regarding the many replies to the question of allowing saving a stack file I would like to thank everybody for the answers by Matthias, Bob, Alex, Jacqueline, JJS ... The problem was that a stack file used by a compiled splash stack does not save on some client's computers with Windows

Re: windows defender issues? & other AV issues

2019-01-15 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
Failed saving onWindows 10 (all latest versions of LiveCode) I am talking about a compiled business related stack (small compiled splash, main stack not compiled in a resource folder and various resources) that goes to clients. Some of my clients experience that the main stack is not saving and

Translation Service Deepl.com

2018-06-24 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
I like to draw your attention to DeepL Translator - an online translation service that does much better than anything before, including Google, Microsoft or whatever. There is a free service and a paid one as well. Right now it supports English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Polish and Dutch.

Windows 10 and LC9.0

2018-05-28 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
Monte, I really appreciate that you want to put attention on Windows. Creating a list of all bug reports and assigning bug number to them -- maybe I can do it, or others are already doing it. But that would be work that should actually come out of the database of bug reports? It is something that

Re: Windows 10 and LC9.0

2018-05-26 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
I like to add two more observations for Windows 10 and LC9: I wrote that before LC9 on a secondary monitor menus tend to move into Nirvana as they open not at the location of the menu. This is correct with one exception: The Script Editor's menus are still behaving the old way, maybe not as

Windows 10 and LC9.0

2018-05-26 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
Hello all I do think that it is right to say that everything is broken or not working. Also not in Windows 10. And to survive in such market with such a highly ambitious project such as LiveCode -- I consider it almost a wonder that LiveCode is still around. Imagine having to support so many

Windows 10 and LC9.0

2018-05-24 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
There have been some remarks regarding LiveCode 9.0 in Windows 10. I am exclusively using Windows 10. Since Windows worked not well changing from Windows 7/8 to 10, I can only suggest making a "clean install" whoever is using another version. But Windows 10 is otherwise promising and not bad. So,

Material Design - any plans to allow more granularity in design?

2018-05-16 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
Over 80% of my work in LiveCode is dedicated to user interface design. I would like to support Material Design which is well supported by tools such as Angular JS Material in Javascript -- and such framework (or similar ones) give the idea of modern UIX. I think it is worth reading for

Re. Data Grid does not work in resizeStack handler

2018-05-16 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
> Tom Glod wrote: " can you post your resize script?" Dear Tom, here is the script where the data grid fails and I do not know why. Thank you for taking notice. on resizeStack w,h ## Datagrid is the "master", a list of project names. ## There is a detail form on top that opens when

Data Grid does not work in resizeStack handler

2018-05-15 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
In LC 8 and 9 (latest versions) and on Windows 10 I tried to have a DG adjust to the width and height of the resized window using other controls as upper and lower borders. All works fine without the data grid group. But when the group it is included in the script of the handler, the resizeStack

PDF

2018-05-13 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
Thank you, Richard, for your enlightening discussion on the ePub format and that we should start thinking that direction. > Given PDF's role as a delivery vehicle, it's most commonly an extra step > added to the end of a publishing process. > Have you asked that data provider if they have

Re: PDF

2018-05-13 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
To extract text from a PDF document, I am using a command line tool on Windows which is available also for Linux based systems called Xpdf. It was working well, using shell() on LiveCode Community 8x, but tested only in the IDE on Windows. It should work with Linux and Mac as well. If PDFs just

RE: Standalone compile problem including more than two stack files to the mainstack

2018-03-12 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
I like to thank everyone for help and suggestions !) The suggestion from Jaqueline Landman gave me the workaround that I was knowing that it would work: Using the "Copy Files" pane in the Standalone Settings instead of using "Stacks". So, thank you especially for this hint that saved me. (For

Standalone compile problem including more than two stack files to the mainstack

2018-03-07 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
Window 10, LC 8.1.9, Trying to compile a standalone with more than just one application file to the main file (mainfile = splash screen stack). I have a problem and working on this for many hours now. I am using a splash stack as the "main stack" for compilation and I am including the application

IDE Cursor icon often hangs on windows

2018-02-28 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
I have this same problem of hanging cursor on Windows in the Script Editor. Clicking outside of the SE changes the cursor to normal behavior. But it is a bit annoying, yes. A bug report would be nice. Roland ___ use-livecode mailing list

Re: Quit Command corrupts standalone (stack called by standalone splash)

2018-02-27 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
Hi Richard and all contributing... Thanks a lot for all answer...))) I have received the corrupted files from clients (original stack that is split into two files during save I guess) and will prepare a bug report attaching them together with the original stack. It is very difficult to know

Quit Command corrupts standalone (stack called by standalone splash)

2018-02-26 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
Thanks, Phil and Tom I already replied, but I cannot see my first reply to your answers. Did it appear in the list? Phil: >> "quitMe" should be sent before 'saveMe' is executed, because the 'save' command is blocking. It would prevent 'quitMe' from being sent until (in this case) 1 second

Quit Command corrupts standalone (stack called by standalone splash)

2018-02-23 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
// Quit Command corrupts standalone (stack called by standalone splash) Using Indy 8.1.9 desktop standalone without encryption (same problem with earlier versions and community version), Windows 7, 8, 10, different machines and different users of a large company. // Before filing a bug report or

Help needed / corrupted application stack after quit through splash stack

2018-02-23 Thread R.H. via use-livecode
Using Indy 8.1.9 desktop standalone without encryption (same problem with earlier versions and community version), Windows 7, 8, 10, different machines and different users of a large company. Before filing a bug report or sending a help request, maybe there is a help here... This is an urgent