Closing a stack vs. setting visible to false
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Sat Dec 13 13:35:33 CST 2003
On Dec 13, 2003, at 11:43 AM, J. Landman Gay wrote:
> On 12/12/03 5:56 PM, Trevor DeVore wrote:
>> I have a stack with some QuickTime players objects. When closing and
>> reopening the stack the VRs in the players are reset to their default
>> view. I can add code to reset this without too much trouble but I'm
>> wondering it is just easier to catch the closeStackRequest handler
>> and set the visible of the stack to false so the players aren't
>> reloaded the next time. Is setting the visible to false pretty much
>> the same as having the stack closed but still in memory? Are there
>> any gotchas I should be aware of?
> Stacks that are closed do not receive messages. Stacks that are hidden
> are still considered "open" and do receive messages.
> This may not be a problem if the hidden stack is outside of the main
> message hierarchy.
Good to know. The stack is separate from the main program stack so it
shouldn't be in the main message hierarchy. I will do some tests to
see if messages are still getting sent.
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