Hypercard to Studio conversion
mdswindell at cruzio.com
Wed Oct 4 00:17:25 CDT 2006
Introduced in version 1.0
Closes a stack window.
close stack "Fearsome Stack"
close the defaultStack
See also: close file command, close printing command, close process
command, close socket command, destroyStack property, go command,
revCloseVideoGrabber command, How do I open and close a drawer?, How
do I respond to closing a window?
Use the close command to close a stack without user intervention.
The stack is any open stack.
The close command closes the stack window immediately, but it does
not necessarily remove the stack from memory. A stack that is closed
but in memory still takes up space in RAM and its objects are still
accessible to scripts.
If the stack's destroyStack property is set to false, or there are
other stacks in the same file that are still open, closing the stack
does not purge the stack from memory.
If the handler that closes the stack is in the script of the stack
(or in the script of an object in the stack) and the stack's
destroyStack property is true, the stack window is closed
immediately, but the stack is not removed from memory until after the
On Oct 3, 2006, at 4:25 PM, Gordon Shimizu wrote:
> I'm in the process on converting a number of my hypercard stacks into
> Studio. I find Studio handlers very similar to hypercard's.
> However, the
> converted stacks do not behave as in hypercard (didn't expect it to!).
> My converted stacks consist of a master directory stack that was
> linked to a
> subdirectory stack then to the individual topic stacks. In
> hypercard, when
> I opened the master directory stack to open the subdirectory stack the
> master directory stack would simply close. In studio, the master
> stack window is still open and behind the subdirectory window. How
> can I
> get the master directory to close as well as any stacks that is
> opened from
> the subdirectory stack?
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