I'm trying to set up a global text only library that includes text handlers for formatting text run time.
Typical use case is : clickable list field with titles that wrap. Say you set type size to 16, text height to 20, dontWrap is false, first indent -40, left margin 20. This looks fine, but the lines are too close together.. Since there is no way to apply "spaceBelow" to a field…you have to dynamically run a script to "set the type" of each line run time after loading the field. So far so good until this # card script put tTitles into fld "audioList" # contains 30 lines addSpaceBelowListLines (the long id of fld "audioList"),10 lib_SivaSivaMedia # a global "backscript" -- one of many on addSpaceBelowListLines pField,pSpace put the number of lines of pField # returns 1 -- # -- of course, that's a prop of the var, not the object it refes to repeat with x = 1 to (the number of lines of pField) set the spacebelow of line x of pField to pSpace end repeat end addSpaceBelowListLines # only line 1 gets added space. In the msg box I can test put the number of lines of (the long id of fld "audioList") [return] 30 but put the number of lines of pField = 1 # ok I get it a var, single string, 1 line only of course we can add to the card script put tTitles into fld "audioList" put the number of lines of tTitles into pLineCount addSpaceBelowListLines (the long id of fld "audioList"), pLineCount, 10 LIBRARY: on addSpaceBelowListLines pField, pLineCount, pSpace repeat with x = 1 to pLineCount set the spacebelow of line x of pField to pSpace end repeat end addSpaceBelowListLines And this works.. it even has an interesting visual effect as the lines layout dynamically in front of the users, spreading out top to bottom. ( though I probably should lock and unlock the screen for small devices speed) But that it would be nice not be "stuck" with only finding out the properties of the variable as a variable. i.e. pField is a variable with 1 line… but to be able to address the properties of the object referred to by a variable containing the long ID of an object/ How do we do that? BR _______________________________________________ use-livecode mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription preferences: http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode