Active X support

Edwin Gore edgore at
Sat May 31 18:22:01 EDT 2003

Well, I don't know of any way that I can calculate the DISCID of an Audio CD using just RunRev. The disc ID is a 8-digit hexadecimal (base-16) number, computed using data from a CD's Table-of-Contents (TOC) in MSF (Minute Second Frame) form. I can't find any support for accessing redbook CDs anywhere in RunRev.

I'm not saying it's not possible, just that I can't find a way to do it.

>----- ------- Original Message ------- -----
>From: Stephen Quinn Barncard
><stephenREVOLUTION at>
>To: use-revolution at
>Sent: Sat, 31 May 2003 15:53:56
>The XCMD capability is there for backward
>compatibility - OS X 
>doesn't work with the old XCMDs, only OS9.
>Are you sure that what you want from  the PC-ONLY
>Active-X can't be 
>done in native Transcript and custom made controls?
>I once was quite attached to what I could do (had
>to do) with XCMDs 
>in Hypercard as you are with 'Active-X' until I
>found Rev. So far I 
>haven't needed any externals.
>The more we use  'pure transcript' for
>applications, the better off 
>we'll be -- as developers, users and sharers of
> a 
>cross-platform way..
>>"Edwin Gore" <edgore at> said:
>>Are there any plans to add ActiveX support to
>metaCard/RunRev? It 
>>seems like a no brainer since it would improve
>compatibility with 
>>legacy ToolBook apps, and since there is already
>support for the 
>>Mac-only XCMD standard. Adding ActiveX support
>would open up access 
>>to thousands of extremely useful ActiveX controls
>that have been 
>>developed for all sorts of purposes.
>but only for those on Windoze PCs!
>>I decided to get RunRev because I wanted somethign
>that I could use 
>>to teach my daughter progamming concepts -
>your daughter should learn Transcript! Active-X
>won't teach her anything!
>>  I have not idea how to *really* program though,
>so creating my own 
>>Rev externals is pretty much out of the question,
>even though a lot 
>>of the ActiveX things I am interested have source
>code and could 
>>probably be adapted to RunRevs externals
>architecture, I ddon't have 
>>the skill to do that myself..being able to access
>ActiveX would 
>>allow me to do a whole bunch of neat stuff that I
>can't do on my own.
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