Cloning stacks

Rob Cozens rcozens at
Wed Oct 16 10:42:01 EDT 2002

>I have an application with a stack that gets cloned to allow 
>multiple instances of the same stack to be open, each showing 
>different things as specified when they are opened. This works fine 
>except that when I first clone the stack, it flashes up with it's 
>label showing as "Copy of Original". Then I can rename it, but I 
>always get that first ugly view.
>I've tried locking the screen, I've tried hiding the original before 
>cloning it, I've tried re-labelling the original before cloning, but 
>I can't stop it showing this "Copy of...". Does anyone have any 
>other ideas?

Hi Sarah,

Have you tried setting the template stack to invisible before cloning 
it, a la Richard Gaskin's Employee Database tutorial?  (Perhaps 
that's what you meant by hiding it?)

It works for me on OS9.

Rob Cozens
CCW, Serendipity Software Company

"And I, which was two fooles, do so grow three;
Who are a little wise, the best fooles bee."

from "The Triple Foole" by John Donne (1572-1631)

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