Dialog Box in the Center of the Screen
sanke at hrz.uni-kassel.de
Tue Apr 20 15:58:47 CDT 2004
On Tue, 20 Apr 2004, Roger Guay <rogerguay at centurytel.net>
> This is very cool! I'm sorry I missed the earlier discussion.
> Amazingly, I did a search of the archive and didn't find anything
> either. I must have used the wrong search words?? Anyway, thanks for
> the solution . . . it works just fine! BTW, I also vote for a
> scriptable option.
> Cheers, Roger
You could also take a look at my "Transparent Dialogs" under "User
Contributions" on the RunRev site (first choose "Resources"), which
implement the feature to place answer and ask dialogs anywhere on the
screen. You can disregard the pseudo-transparency effects and comment
the respective script lines or transfer the relevant script lines about
the "newloc" custom property to the Rev dialogs.
From the description:
These are modified "ask" and "answer dialogs", which can be used with
the "answer" and "ask" commands. They are semi-transparent, i.e. they
show the underlying area of the screen or stack. They do *not* display
the exaggerated width of the dialogs provided with version 2.1.2 of
Revolution, about which members of the use-revolution list have
complained. The text is more readable as the textsize is preset to 14
and the textfont to "verdana", a font both available on the Mac and
An additional feature of these dialogs is that you can set their loc to
any point of the screen - or relative to your stack; just add a line
like "set the NewLoc of stack "answer dialog" to x,y" before you use the
ask or answer command.
You could replace the Revolution dialogs with these "transparent
dialogs", but I would recommend to import them as substacks of any
stacks of your choice. Thus they would be called instead of the dialogs
of the Revolution IDE (or - for that matter - the Metacard IDE).
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