altFont: Load a font
mdswindell at cruzio.com
Tue Nov 28 14:16:10 CST 2006
I'm hoping that Rev will make altFont a relatively transparent
feature when it gets incorporated into the next version of Rev. Such
that there is a simple "imbed" option in the standalone builder, and
that the ensuing standalone will check font availability and do the
install/uninstall on the host computer as needed upon startup/shutdown.
On Nov 28, 2006, at 11:06 AM, Adrian Williams wrote:
> I recently purchased altFont and using the
> buttons that came with the DEMO stack all works fine,
> using altFont to embed a font in my app.
> I have been able to "SuckUp" the font in the IDE.
> "SpitOut" the font from the button's custom prop. into the default
> Now all I want to do is "Load a font" from the default Folder!
> Simple enough if a clicked button presents the User with a dialog
> to navigate the the font, but I don't want the User to have to do
> Why should they.
> I know where the font is sitting - its in the default Folder.
> So how can I replace the code below with something triggered by the
> card script
> to load the font automatically rather than the button...
> --snippet of code
> on mouseUp
> answer file "choose a ttf file to load"
> if it is empty then exit to top
> put the fontNames into tOldList
> put the number of lines in tOldList into tNumOfFonts
> --> ONLY COMMAND FOR LOADING
> XLOAD_FONT it
> put the result into tResult
> if tResult is not empty then
> answer warning tResult
> exit to top
> end if
> --etc. etc
> I did get a solution from the altFont author Chris Bohnert, but it
> enough comment for this newbie to understand how to use uFileName and
> uEmbeddedFile and where to put the script...
>> The code you're using is very dangerously relying on the value of
>> remaining stable between the call to Answer file and the call to
>> I'd leave your 'suck up' button in place (hiding it when you ship)
>> and do the following to load the font. The 'suck up' button sets the
>> uFileName custom prop and uEmbeddedFile.
>> put the uFileName of this card into tFilePath
>> --if you need to append a subdir struct into the path you can do
>> it now with
>> put "./mysubdir/" & tFilePath into tFilePath
>> put the uEmbeddedFile of this card into URL("binfile:" & tFilePath )
>> if there is a file tFilePath then
>> XLOAD_FONT tFilePath
>> answer information "Font missing"
>> end if
> Any guidance would be appreciated,
> Club Type
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