When closed, does a substack whose destroyStack is true remains in memory ?

Martin Blackman martinblackman at gmail.com
Mon Mar 27 08:48:43 CST 2006


Thanks Andre thats what I was suspecting if following the docs to the letter.

It doesn't seem like it should be necessary to save a file to disc
though just to print out !

For the printing which I have done, mostly unstyled text, I haven't
found any difference whether formatforprinting is on or off anyway.

Thanks also for your script on printing fields with images embedded, I
think this may come in handy for me later.

On 27/03/06, André. Bisseret <Andre.Bisseret at inria.fr> wrote:
>
> Le Monday, 27 Mar 2006, à 14:09 Europe/Paris, Martin Blackman a écrit :
>
> > The original thrust of this thread still puzzles me a little - how
> > does one satisfy the requirement stated in the docs that a stack be
> > closed and not in memory before setting 'formatforprinting'  to true ?
> >   eg a typical application has a printing substack that gets cloned
> > (thereby opening it) and filled with data before printing.  I can set
> > formatforprinting to true before cloning, but then the text fields
> > will be edited before printing -which is also a no-no according to the
> > docs, if I understand correctly.
> If I don't misunderstand your problem, you want to use
> "formatForPrinting" in the frame of a specific printing stack.
>
> Here is how I understood what is the necessary procedure :
> If you want to use the "formatForPrinting" property (setting it to true
> before printing), your printing stack must be a main stack, not a
> substack of your main stack.
> That's because, when your main stack is open, all its substacks are
> also in memory (even if they are not visible).
> If your printing stack is a main stack then,
> You can set its "destroyStack" property to true ("purge stack on close"
> in the Inspector, or in a handler, or in the msg box).
> After editing the fields of your printing stack, you saved and  closed
> it (then it is removed from memory).
> At this time, it is possible to set its "formatForPrinting" to true
> (even while it is not open) and then print.
> After printing, set again its "formatForPrinting" to false.
>
> I recently tried this procedure, but without success I must say ! So I
> came back to the printing substack solution (hence, without
> "formatForPrinting").
> I posted information on the solution I adopted in my last message in
> the thread "Printing fields with images included by « set the
> imageSource of such char » (some insights).
>
> Hope that help
> Best regards from Grenoble
> André
>
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