Why need "card" to specify field?

jbv jbv.silences at Club-Internet.fr
Tue Dec 16 14:24:59 EST 2003


That's because in HC "card fields" and "background fields" were
different kinds of controls. Such difference doesn't exist in Rev.


> In a stack imported from a HyperCard stack, I need to prefix a
> reference to a field with the word "card". E.g. evaluating 'the rect of
> field "x"' in the message box fails with "no such object" but
> evaluating 'the rect of card field "x"' works.
> In other Rev stack I've created, the word "card" is not necessary.
> Rereading the Rev Dictionary info for HC programmers, and about
> importing stacks, I see nothing about this. Looking in the dictionary
> for the "field" keyword and the field objects says nothing about this.
> Searching for "card field" turns up nothing.
> Why is this extra word necessary?
> Andrew
> aduncan at expertcity.com
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