armedIcon behavior

Rob Cozens rcozens at pon.net
Fri Jul 9 08:35:31 CDT 2004


Morning John.

>I've been messing with the armedIcon setting, and it doesn't seem logical.
>My expectations are that I can simply have an image show when the mouse is
>over the button. I had several unexpected (and fairly annoying) results:

I created a one card stack with one button.

I set the button's icon & armedIcon properties.

I included in the button script:

on mouseDown
    put "The mouse is down"
end mouseUp

>
>- It didn't actually do anything until I had 'autoArm' and 'traversal' set
>to 'true'.

Both settings are necessary if you want the button to automatically 
change icon image on mouseEnter & mouseLeave.  Neither setting is 
required if one scripts the action:

on mouseEnter
    if word 1 of the long name of the target is "button" then set the 
armed of the target to true
end mouseEnter

on mouseLeave
    if word 1 the long name of the target is "button" then set the 
armed of the target to false
end mouseLeave

>- It automatically triggered the 'mouseDown' script.

Not here (RR 2.1.2, Mac OS 10.2.3)

>
>- 'Resuming' the stack automatically arms (and triggers) the last button
>that had the focus. This was really annoying!

When I select another Revolution stack and then resume the original 
stack, the button is not armed.

When I select another application and then resume the stack, the 
button "flashes" as it is armed and then disarmed. (RR 2.1.2, Mac OS 
10.2.3); however the armed state does not persist and mouseDown is 
NOT triggered.

>
>Is this the correct behavior? All I wanted to do was create a
>'rollover'...maybe I will switch to a simple 'mouseEnter/Leave' routine of
>my own.

As noted, I am unable to trigger mouseDown (except by physically 
clicking the mouse while it is over the button); however, I agree 
that the arming/disarming of the button when Rev is resumed after 
another application was brought to the front doesn't seem right.  But 
the triggering of mouseDown is caused by something else, IMFO.
-- 

Rob Cozens
CCW, Serendipity Software Company

"And I, which was two fooles, do so grow three;
Who are a little wise, the best fooles bee."

from "The Triple Foole" by John Donne (1572-1631)


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