Re: Can a substack icon in a standalone be rendered invisible?
Stgoldberg at aol.com
Stgoldberg at aol.com
Thu Aug 18 06:45:18 CDT 2005
Thanks for the suggestion. However, where can I obtain documentation about
how to set up "libraries or special biz logic windows" in order to save data
in that way, instead of including a substack in the standalone? Thanks.
In a message dated 8/17/05 11:06:49 PM,
use-revolution-request at lists.runrev.com writes:
> From: Chipp Walters <chipp at chipp.com>
> Subject: Re: Can a substack icon in a standalone be rendered
> To: How to use Revolution <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
> Message-ID: <4303D5B9.2090105 at chipp.com>
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> Hi Steve,
> If I were you, I'd just not include the subStack in the Standalone build
> process, then just open it when you need if from your standalone. I
> never use the 'put substacks in separate folders' feature of standalone
> builder. My substacks are always either libraries, or special biz logic
> windows, never data storage stacks. IMO, it's important to keep content
> and biz logic separate, which is about 180 degrees off of what standard
> card based stack databases do. When you mix them both, you risk a whole
> new level of possible bugs which can be introduced.
> You can always get the filepath to the standalone by using the address
> Stgoldberg at aol.com wrote:
> > Once again I'd like to approach the great minds on the Revolution forum.
> > Hopefully, someone can offer a suggestion for the following issue:
> > Mime-Version: 1.0
> > Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII
> > I used Revolution in Mac OS X to create a standalone in which I'd like
> > the user to be able to save data. Since standalone's do not normally
> > data, I included a substack and checked off the "Move substacks into
> > stackfiles" checkbox in the File Standalone settings. This works fine,
> > that the standalones for Windows and for Mac OS 9 show the substack on the
> > hard drive. (The standalone for OS X is no problem since it is built as
> > single icon) I'm concerned that the presence of two icons on Windows and
> OS 9 may
> > confuse the user, since it may not be obvious which icon to click on, the
> > mainstack icon or the substack icon.
> > Is there a way in which the substack icon can be made invisible in both
> > Windows and OS 9 versions? I tried putting the substack in a separate
> > by checking off the "Create folder for stackfiles" option in the
> > Application Settings, to get the substack out of view. Also, I renamed
> > substack to something utterly boring that would not induce the reader to
> click on
> > it. (I tried checking off the "Rename stackfiles generically" option but
> > this caused an error message in trying to save as a standalone). It
> would be
> > nice if the substack icon could just be invisible. Is this possible?
> > Thanks.
> > Steve Goldberg
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