the long name of me OR the long ID of me?

Geoff Canyon geoffc at
Wed Jul 19 11:15:22 EDT 2006

On Jul 18, 2006, at 4:46 PM, Josh Mellicker wrote:

> To easily identify a specific control on a card in a stack, what  
> method do you use?

I use the long id every time, because it's guaranteed unique.

This has sometimes caused problems, when the engine "helpfully" de- 
references the long id, acting on the contents when I just want to  
work with the actual id. It's been awhile since I had an issue like  
that, but if I remember correctly I did something like this:

put (the long id of fld "test") & cr into tIDcr

Then I can do whatever I need to with tIDcr, and strip the cr from  
the end when I need it as a long id.

Note the long id can also cause problems if the stack file name changes.



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