customizing answer dialogs

Ken Ray kray at
Fri Oct 8 16:54:36 EDT 2004

On 10/8/04 12:47 PM, "Troy Rollins" <troy at> wrote:

> On Oct 8, 2004, at 1:31 PM, Chris Sheffield wrote:
>> I want to be able to adjust the width of the answer dialog before it's
>> displayed on the screen.  How can I do that?  My app window is 750
>> pixels
>> wide.  I have a fairly longish message to display, but the answer
>> dialog
>> comes up wider than my window, which is a lot wider than I want it to
>> be.
> answer "Testing line wraps" &RETURN& "This thing is meant to show"
> &RETURN& "a long sentence in an answer dialog"
> Doesn't work for you?

I'm sure it does, but personally I think we shouldn't have to deal with
Rev's foibles like this. The fact that the long answer dialog is
non-standard (it can be too big for both Mac AND Windows HIGs) has already
been reported as a bug #270, but it was marked as fixed when it really
wasn't fixed.

This is a bug that is still outstanding IMHO.

Ken Ray
Sons of Thunder Software
Web site:
Email: kray at

More information about the Use-livecode mailing list