Geometry in latest version of RunRev
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Sun Oct 21 22:44:32 EDT 2007
> Does anyone know if the Geometry has been fixed in the latest version?
> I really don't want to invest all the time editing the objects if it
> still goes beswick!
The GM is good for what it does, but it can't anticipate all possible
combinations of object-ordering needs, and will fail in some cases.
Writing one's one geometry management is so simple that I never
understood why RunRev saddled themselves with writing 40k of GM script
just for a subset of needs.
Just use the resizeStack message, and you can trim most object resizing
to one-line calls using a custom function:
on resizeStack x,y
SetObjRect fld "Main","", "", x-20, y-100
put the bottom of fld "Main" into tBot
SetObjRect btn "OK", x-100, tBot+12, x-20,tBot+35
put the left of btn "OK" into tLeft
SetObjRect btn "Cancel", tLeft-100, tBot+12, tLeft-20,tBot+35
on SetObjRect pObj
local tObj, r, i
put the long id of pObj into tObj
put the rect of tObj into r
repeat with i = 2 to 5
if it is not empty then put it into item (i-1) of r
set the rect of tObj to r
Handling the native resizeStack directly can take a few minutes'
scripting, but leaves you totally in control and allows you to use
previously-adjusted objects to determine the positions of others, and
you know exactly the order they're processed in.
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