message path and other errors (long post)
kkaufman at snet.net
Wed Apr 23 19:38:01 EDT 2003
[This long bug report is something I probably wouldn't post to the list
except that since the stack in question is distributed with the Rev. 2
beta, it could be easily tested by others, if they are so inclined, and
so might be useful in tracking down some potential problems in the
Rev. 2 beta 2
Mac OS 10.2.5
Stack: "MIDIBuilder" version 020915 (included as Rev. 2 sample stack)
I have in the (single) card script, in the handler for the "mousedown"
event, the function "playAtOnce".
The handler for playAtOnce is located outside of the mousedown handler,
but on the same card script. In Rev 1.1.1, the message is handled as I
expected with no apparent errors. But in Rev 2, the following error is
generated each time a mousedown event occurs:
Type Handler: can't find handler
The error is not such that activity stops, since the stack continues to
function as expected, i.e. the function playAtOnce does execute.
Have there been any changes made to the message path such that a
handler arranged as above is now "incorrect"?
A few other errors, probably unrelated:
1) Visible field problem:
There is a "Help" field which is hidden on startup (just in case the
stack previously crashed with the field visible):
hide field "Help"
Oddly, once when I attempted to open MIDIBuilder, it opened with the
Help field visible, and even though the field has the mouseup handler
"hide me", no amount of clicking on the field (or setting its visible
property to false) would hide it. I then quit and reopened it in Rev,
2, still experiencing the same problem. I subsequently opened the same
stack in Rev. 1.1.1, and the field was properly hidden. Upon reopening
it in Rev. 2, the field was hidden.
Since then I have not been able to recreate this problem.
2) inadvertent menuitem "adjustments":
In MIDIBuilder there is a popup menu "Meter" which contains the
on menupick theMeter
put binaryEncode("H8","02021808") after gMidMeter
put binaryEncode("H8","03021808") after gMidMeter
When the stack is first opened the menu appears as "4/4" (the default).
But the first time there is a mousedown upon the menu, all of its four
menuitems lose their "/" character, i.e. "2/4" becomes "24"; "3/4"
becomes "34", etc. -Big problem, since a MIDI file cannot be generated
without appropriate data that is added based on the selection of one of
the specific menuitems as I wrote them.
I note that in the "What's New" file, we have the following:
- Placing a backslash (\) before menu metacharacters such as "(" now
escapes those characters, so that they are shown as-is in the menu.
Could this have something to do with the inadvertent menu "adjustments"
3) QT player object problems
When playing a MIDI file (as a MIDI sequence preview in MIDIBuilder,
for instance) or an audio file (an audio "movie") in a QT player
object, the "controller thumb" does not scroll horizontally with the
progress of the playing file. I note the problem is previously
identified with QT 5; this happens with QT 6.1.1.
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