I suspect this is the problem. Is there a list of things which the LC
embedded browser forbids? Is there an explanation of the rationale for the
embedded browser to behave differently from a default browser?
This should be noted in the Dictionary, perhaps in the top entry
I've now found an app which has embedded the CEF browser within it. This
embedded CEF browser has no trouble loading the page in question.
This makes it very clear that the problem relates to the way that LC is
embedding the CEF browser. This is also confirmed by the fact the page will
After a very long time away from Livecode, I'm trying to get back into it.
On 8.1.4 in the Windows IDE I have a browser instance where a standalone
I load it into Chrome.
So, I thought there might be a way to display the
I tried with 9.0 dp7.
Still no luck. The webpage opens and works with both Chrome and Firefox.
But not with the browser widget in either LC 8 or LC 9. I even tried with
LC8.1.4 on OS X and it fails there too.
I'm surprised no-one else has run into the need to access the debug log,
Replying to myself, for anyone else who thinks it ought to be possible to
debug a browser widget.
Ability to debug has been deliberately turned off.
I had no doubt that the debug log was disabled because enabling it by
default would be expected to cause some significant slowdown. However,
since this is a configurable option, I would have hoped that (at the very
least) it could be turned on for situations such as the situation in
Thanks Jonathan for confirming that there is no debug mechanism for the
But what my examples shows is that one cannot rely on the browser widget to
present a working web page, even one that works in multiple standard
browsers (including Chrome). This is not a web page of my
I've been using the final version of LC9 on Windows 7. I don't have these
kinds of problems with any other program. I didn't notice it with earlier
DP versions on the same machine (although admittedly I would leap-frog over
many DP point versions, so I can't say at what point this problem was
Could anyone point me to the file(s) on github determining how the sqlite
external is configured and built. I've had a look round, but I can't seem
to find the relevant file. I'm looking for the location at which the
full-text search option is configured.
Am I right that this is broken?
A new stack with a single button will show the button's tooltip when the
pointer hovers over it.
Add a datagrid, and set the tooltip for the datagrid through the inspector.
The tooltip does not display no matter where the pointer is in the datagrid.
If it's not supposed to work then best to remove it from the property
inspector so the product doesn't appear buggy to new users.
I have Livecode 5.5 on another machine. I'll see if the tooltip works
there. I see no reason why a datagrid (even if it is a fancy group)
shouldn't have a
I live outside London, but easy enough to get in to meet up.
On Sat, Nov 10, 2018 at 2:14 PM Keith Martin via use-livecode <
> Hi Andre,
> I'm based in London – I live in Mitcham/Tooting and I work in Elephant
> & Castle. I'm game!
> On 9 Nov
Am I mistaken in thinking datagrids are now supposed to work in HTML5? My
datagrid and its contents display, but clicking on column headers has no
I ensured that the datagrid library was being included in the standalone
settings. The datagrid template substack of the mainstack
As I'm trying to work out why it is that the datagrid does not work in
HTML5, I've realised that there are many really basic features of Livecode
that do not work in HTML5. For instance, in a field the backspace key does
not work. Moreover, it appears that the rawKeyDown message is not
I've got a copy of this as part of one of my previous Livecode purchases.
How does one go about using the registration code?
The "Try WordReport" stack says either to buy a registration code *or* to
simply use the code if one has it. Neither of the PDF files which come with
Thanks Matthias. I did try variations of what I thought were a likely
names for the registration handler (but that wasn't one of my guesses for
the likely handler name).
The file "WordReport Registered Uses.pdf" is not included in the zip file
that is downloaded from within our user area on
As far as I can see, providing this enhancement is (in essence) no more
than the addition of one line to Livecode's compilation process.
Seems to me to be a huge gain for virtually no effort. Array data could be
Does anyone know if LiveCode Connect ever come out of beta? I have a
project coming up which uses OpenAPI and it would save me a lot of work if
Connect is available.
On Fri, Jun 9, 2017 at 9:03 PM Tom Glod via use-livecode <
> if the only
On Tue, Oct 29, 2019 at 7:00 PM Richard Gaskin via use-livecode <
> If it were up to me I'd ditch it altogether.
Whatever frustrations I have with Livecode they are vastly outweighed by
the things that it can do and the things it can do now that it
I created a play/test stack yesterday - 1 button 2 functions and a mousup
of a couple of lines no more than 30 lines of code. Did some debugging and
got a crash
in less than 15 minutes.
I was getting multiple random crashes with a test stack in 9.5 that were
apparently totally unrelated to
Your modTableField is very impressive. Reminds me of the work of the late,
great Eric Chatonet (author of many works on Hypercard). I see only one
slight problem: after I click into a cell a trace of the I beam is left
behind on leaving the cell (this becomes visible on selecting
Richard, just FYI
The dictionary (LC 9.5.1) does say that "export snapshot ... at size
x,x..." is supported since version 6.0, but I can't get it to change the
size of the exported image. I'll add a note here if I get it to work.
On Thu, Oct 31, 2019 at 4:38 PM Richard Gaskin via use-livecode <
export snapshot from rect tRect of window tWinID at size tDim1,tDim2 to
file tFile as GIF
I saw a report in the forum saying that this scaled incorrectly if the
snapshot was of a text field, but in my tests this was not a problem.
On Thu, Oct 15, 2020 at 11:34 AM Bernard Devlin
I get a headache looking at concatenations like this. I don't use them
unless I'm constructing a simple string.
put URL (tHttpsServerRoot & sStoryTitle & "/" & sStoryTitle &
".livecode") into tLocalDocumentsStories & sStoryTitle & "/" & sStoryTitle
It will be a cold day in
Back in the day (20 years ago) the engine/IDE ran on FreeBSD and various
The Linux server version has been seen to work on FreeBSD back in 2011
(after installing Linux compatibility layer).
Which is why my sentence finishes with "... to be in a situation to take on
this level of complexity." :-)
Apple first bought the domain iphone.org in 1999. That the iPhone was under
development was even being discussed by mainstream media such as the New
York Times in 2002. The public
I wondered how Java dealt with the issue of rendering fonts across
platforms. It seems they have (had) the same problems you are experiencing.
Whilst Mark provided what Phil needed, I too cannot believe how easy and
reliable Geoff's Navigator is. I use it for everything. When I need an
Inspector a double-click on a line in Navigator brings it up. I love it.
On Wed, Aug 26, 2020 at 7:14 PM Bob Sneidar via use-livecode <
So that in case (1) , we regenerate the file and in case (2) we present
a warning that the server is disconnected or down?
For (2) you could save an empty file (as a flag of availability) and set
it's attribute to hidden.
If the file is not there when you get the files, then the folder is
In the Script Editor try unchecking the various entries under Edit/Options
e.g. variable checking, live errors, etc.
I've recently moved to using LC on OS X and was surprised how snappy the
editor was i.e. I didn't need to switch off most of those things as I did
on Windows 10.
I wondered if this information is of use. URL calls are not limited to
Having a LC app respond to a URL call:
Apps and their URL schemas:
In his reply to you I think Alex is suggesting you use the handlers that
come with the Datagrid. These can convert xml to a LC array. You might
find it easier just to deal with a familair data structure rather than
I found them here:
This is mystifying in so many ways. I've seen this a few times and I'm at
a loss to explain it. It's LC 9.5.1 on Windows 10.
I have a simple conditional, where I want to stop execution and debug some
following actions. Here's the code:
*if* "15474" is in tControlLongId *then*
app or within the IDE) that leads
to this situation.
On Fri, Jul 17, 2020 at 5:09 PM Ludovic THEBAULT via use-livecode <
> > Le 17 juil. 2020 à 13:52, Bernard Devlin via use-livecode <
> firstname.lastname@example.org> a écrit :
Here's another data point for this oddity.
Once the IDE starts tripping out from breakpoints and I restart Livecode to
fix the problem, the behavior in which the breakpoints stop working has
"detached" from the object pointing to it. I say "detached", as the object
still shows in the Inspector
That's very sad news. I'd noticed he had been quiet on the forum. HH made
some truly extraordinary contributions. Just a few days ago I was just
looking at his Jigsaw HTML5 app, and was astonished at what he had
achieved. He might not have been happy with the limitations in the HTML5
21 at 4:59 PM Alex Tweedly via use-livecode <
> On 15/01/2021 15:30, Bernard Devlin via use-livecode wrote:
> > I'm seeing exactly the same range of behaviours I described earlier for
> > 9.5.1 on Win 10 but with 9.6.1 on OS X.
This is a strange phenomenon.I wonder if anyone else has seen this.
Livecode 9.5.1 Windows 10.
If a socket is opened then changes to scripts in the IDE are not
applied/saved. There's no error message. It *appears* from the IDE that
the changes are applied (i.e. the changes are visible in the
Thanks Alex for your quick response.
I'll try with 9.6.1 on Mac. The only other difference between us is that
my sockets are interacting with a process outside of LC. But I can't see
why that would make a difference (particularly once I've closed all
sockets, I wouldn't expect sockets to
"do i understand it correctly that both, server and client stack, can
communicate with each other using sockets in one instance of the LC IDE"
Your understanding is correct. On the other project (where I didn't have
this current problem) I had half a dozen clients and 1 "server" running in
I'm seeing exactly the same range of behaviours I described earlier for
9.5.1 on Win 10 but with 9.6.1 on OS X.
It's very strange that Alex is also editing scripts with sockets
opened/closed but not losing changes made in the script editor. I also had
3 crashes on OS X within 30 minutes of
Thanks for the suggestion. But I think the evidence points away from this.
One thing I've done is
- change the script (could be just addition of a comment)
- copy entire script
- apply & close
- re-open script editor --> *change is missing*
- close IDE
- re-open LC
- open stack script
In the Extending Livecode part of the Dictionary it says:
*"Java bindings are currently supported on Android, Mac and Linux."*
I am at a loss to understand why Java extensions are supported on Mac and
Linux but *not* on Windows.
I've seen no explanation for this anywhere. Can someone enlighten
According to the Dictionary in LC 9.5.1 there is this command:
open secure socket [from [localHostName][:localPort]] [to] socketID [with
message callbackMessage] [without verification] *[using certificate
certificate and key key]*
However I can't get it to work.
open secure socket to
> -Original Message-
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> Bernard Devlin via use-livecode
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rowser, so the problem
is definitely on the LC side.
On Tue, Jan 26, 2021 at 2:34 PM Brian Milby via use-livecode <
> Did you try with “and key tKey”... it does not look like that part is
> Sent from my iPhone
Hi Richard, it's client side.
The project is a messaging app, principally for mobile. SSL/TLS
certificates issued with client software enable servers to know that the
connection is allowed at a network level before any user authentication.
In the early stages of development it was simple enough
> > Sent from my iPhone
> > > On Jan 26, 2021, at 2:13 PM, Bernard Devlin via use-livecode <
> > email@example.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > Thanks for the suggestion Erik, but I don't see from that how one
> > specifies
On Wed, Jan 27, 2021 at 12:57 AM Mark Wieder via use-livecode <
> On 1/26/21 6:05 AM, Bernard Devlin via use-livecode wrote:
> > Is it really the case that for the past 6 years LC documentation has been
The idea of client certificates was why I was looking for this feature for
the past 15 years. I know that PKI is complex but it is important (which is
why browsers implemented it decades ago). Even tsNet behaves very
differently on Windows and OS X when it comes to server certificates
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