sending arrays to objects

Mark Smith mark at maseurope.net
Sun Nov 19 09:03:59 EST 2006


Excellent idea! Thanks!

Best,

Mark

On 19 Nov 2006, at 14:02, jbv wrote:

>
>
> Mark,
>
> just curious : have you tried combine / split on the content of the
> array before and after passing it to your object ?
> The idea is to transform the array into a regular string so that it
> can be accepted as an argument...
>
> JB
>
>> I'm building yet another table object, and I want to pass data to it
>> in the form of an array, like so:
>>
>> send "importArray tArray" to group "tableObject"
>>
>> The script of the "tableObject" group has:
>>
>> on importArray tArray
>>    put tArray into sData -- sData is a script local variable
>> end importArray
>>
>> This fails, though without an actual error - the sData variable
>> remains empty.
>>
>> I tried using a dummy setProp handler:
>>
>> setProp tableData tArray
>>    put tArray into sData
>> end tableData
>>
>> but this fails also (I didn't really expect it to work).
>>
>> Of course, I could just set a customPropertySet of the tableObject,
>> but I was intending to do some checking of the data before accepting
>> it and placing it in the sData variable. Actually, I suppose I could
>> set a customPropertySet and then send a separate message to the table
>> object that would cause it to check the customPropertySet...so I
>> guess I've answered my own question!
>>
>> Still, has anyone come up against this before, and found a neat way
>> to do it?
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Mark
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