standalone's first messages
J. Landman Gay
jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Sat Nov 18 22:43:18 EST 2006
Douglas Ivers wrote:
> What are the first 5 or so messages sent when a standalone is opened?
As far as I know, the messages are identical to those you get when any
stack opens, with the exception of the "startup" message which is sent
at the very first.
> Any tips/tricks for debugging a standalone that is behaving differently
> that the corresponding stack?
What's behaving differently? Can you be more specific?
I just went through something similar the other day. I was getting
errors all over the place that never happened in the IDE.
There were two things that helped me diagnose the problem. The first was
turning on Error Reporting when building the standalone, and having it
send an email. That way I could look at the email and see what line of
script was generating the error.
In this case it wasn't enough though, because the error was not specific
enough to tell me why a line that worked fine in the IDE didn't work in
a standalone. So after the faulty line of script, I added this:
if the result is not empty then answer the result
When I next rebuilt and ran the standalone I got the exact cause of the
problem in an answer dialog, informing me that no, I couldn't copy/paste
into a password-protected stack. I'd forgotten entirely that I'd even
passworded the thing; I'd put the password into the standalone settings
ages ago. I removed the password protection, took out all the "answer"
business, and rebuilt the standalone. It ran fine after that.
Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
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