Active X support

Edwin Gore edgore at
Sat May 31 18:32:02 EDT 2003

Oh, and I forgot - using MCI won't work - it reports things incorrectly for CDs with data tracks on them.

>----- ------- Original Message ------- -----
>From: "Edwin Gore" <edgore at>
>To: use-revolution at
>Sent: Sat, 31 May 2003 19:13:57
>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
>>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
>>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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