Save in Standalone
pierre.bernaert at mac.com
Mon Nov 17 11:46:42 CST 2003
Hi distinguished and competent Revolution's Gurus,
I'm following the referenced discussion because I 'm trying to solve
the same problem concerning a stack which cards will be created by the
• the users will not buy Revolution.
• The documentation (Printed 1.1.1 version) and on line 2.1
which are the same, are saying:
"If the stack is a standalone application, it cannot be saved."
"A Standalone application can save stacks in separates files,
but cannot save a stack in the standalone file".
• I'm french speaking and have difficulties to understand clearly the
previous sentences which are to me contradictory.
I realized, without success, a lot of test interpreting the different
meaning I could give to the second sentence.
I think a simple example saying how to save a simple standalone stack
, if possible or how to save the standalone substack of a (Standalone
Main Stack with a substack) if possible, or saying clearly that there
is no way to save a Standalone stack or Substack application would
One confusing point for me is the fact that a stack (Or substack)
could be a .rev which means to me that running this stack needs
Revolution environment and no extension would mean that it has been
build as a standalone application.
Am I right ??
Thanks for your help
I looked for the documentation 1.1.1
Le dimanche, 16 nov 2003, à 19:54 Europe/Paris, Roger Guay a écrit :
>> Message: 5
>> Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2003 15:37:23 +0100
>> From: Graham Samuel <graham.samuel at wanadoo.fr>
>> Subject: Re: Save in Standalone
>> To: RunRev Users List <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
>> Message-ID: <220.127.116.11.0.20031116152801.00c4f0c0 at pop.wanadoo.fr>
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>> On Sat, 15 Nov 2003 16:46:28 -0800, Roger Guay
>> <rogerguay at centurytel.net>
>>> Thanks, Graham. Makes sense now that I think about it. By a "data
>>> stack" you must mean a .rev stack, as a standalone data stack
>>> have the same problem??? And, since I can't expect my users will
>>> Revolution installed on their machine, I guess I'll have to use
>>> external files to save to and pull from?
>> Yes, but the external files can be stacks - after all, that's how the
>> works, and it's written in Transcript! Look at 'How to store
>> preferences or
>> data for a standalone application' in the online documentation. I
>> guess the
>> best way to start this off is to have a template stack as a substack
>> your application and then when you start or when the user first wants
>> to do
>> a 'Save' (depends on your design), then invoke some code to clone the
>> template stack, rename it and save it for the benefit of the user. As
>> matter of fact, I don't myself know how to create a stack completely
>> scratch, and I don't know how the IDE implements 'New Mainstack' and
>> Substack' - but I imagine it via this template scheme. I'd be curious
>> know - maybe one of the real gurus on this list will explain (anyone?)
>> Graham Samuel / The Living Fossil Co. / UK & France
> I'm sorry for being a bit slow on this, Graham, but I'm missing some
> basic understanding: If I use a substack as a data file, doesn't
> that require that the user have Revolution installed? Otherwise they
> are necessarily standalones and therefor can't save data. Isn't that
> Thanks, Roger
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