quitting is too complicated
J. Landman Gay
jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Tue Jul 3 19:50:02 CDT 2007
Björnke von Gierke wrote:
> I seldom make applications, but I've run into these problems when I
> tried to make my first os x standalone this year:
> 1. command-q does never produce closestackrequest.
Right. CloseStackRequest is only sent when the user physically clicks
the close box. It's the only way a script can know if the user does that.
> 2. closing the stack does leave the application running (as long as
> there is any other stack in memory).
Yes. Other things that will prevent quitting are 1) if there are any
pending messages in the queue, and 2) if there are any active drivers
that need to be unloaded (like revUnloadSpeech.)
> Therefore I had to use three messages (reposted below). Please someone
> tell me that I missed the one correct message for intercepting quitting
> and saving a stack :(
I usually manage things on closeStack, though it depends on the stack
setup. For stacks that have open substacks that always need to be
closed, I do something like this in the main stack script:
if the target is not me then pass closeStack
repeat for each line L in the substacks of this stack
close stack L
save this stack -- the main stack (optional)
if the environment <> "development" then quit
Closestack is always sent, whether the user clicks the close box,
chooses "quit" or "close" from a menu, or when a script issues a quit
command. If your main stack has only a single card, you could use a
closeCard handler instead.
Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
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