Splash snafu

Klaus Major klaus at major-k.de
Tue Dec 23 04:50:16 EST 2003


Hi Ken,

> Howdy,
>
> I open a mainstack splash which does some visual antics (wiil 
> eventually
> setup everything), sends itself to an offscreen location, then opens 
> the GUI
> project substack.
>
> If I don't open the substack (comment out the last line), it works 
> fine, but
> if I open the substack, I get an error:
>
>  "         executing at 1:23:41 AM
> Type    Chunk: can't find background
> Object    OutlookInn_Splash
> Line    get the loc of group id 1006
> Hint    stack "/Macintosh HD/Desktop
> Folder/RevStacks_Mine/OutlookInn_Splash.rev"
>
> ...which refers to 3rd line of the *mainstack* openStack handler. The 
> script
> has already executed and is done.
>
> Why is opening the substack trying to rerun the script of the 
> mainstack?
>
> The substack has no scripts.

...and thats the point!

Since it has no script of its own, it executes the mainstacks script:
(Substacks do this ;-)
...
> on openStack
>   get the screenrect
>   set the loc of this stack to ((item 3 of it)/2,(item 4 of it)/2)

## OK

>   get the loc of group id 1006

## probably no goup id 1006 in the substack "Outlookinn_Splash"!!!
## ergo: error :-(

> Here's the script:
>
> on openStack
>   get the screenrect
>   set the loc of this stack to ((item 3 of it)/2,(item 4 of it)/2)
>   get the loc of group id 1006
> ...
>   set the visible of fld 1 to true
>   wait 5
>   --open stack "OutlookInn_Top" --Here's the problem
> end openStack

Solution:

put a generic "openstack" handler into the substack like:

on openstack
    ###
end openstack

...and it will work out fine :-)

Hope that helps...

> TIA,
> Ken N.

Regards

Klaus Major
klaus at major-k.de
www.major-k.de



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