The launch command
Richard Holton Pierce
ric-holt at online.no
Tue Feb 26 16:36:40 CST 2008
I have been reworking a HyperCard stack from the mid 1990s as a
Revolution stack. It contains geographical coordinates for
archaeological sites, and I am trying to make a handler that will
launch Google Earth from within my stack and then paste a set of
coordinates into Google's search field.
As a test I made the following routine:
put empty into field "Paster" -- this field will receive the
set the defaultFolder to "Macintosh HD/Applications/"
--set the htmlText of field "Show Web Page" to URL "http://earth.google.com/
ask "Degrees N?"
put it into a
ask "Degrees E?"
put it into b
put a & comma & b into finner
put finner after field "Paster"
launch "Google Earth 126.96.36.19930.app" -- I have also tried: launch
"Macintosh HD/Applications/Google Earth 188.8.131.5230.app/"
-- I haven't go to the the paste routine yet because I haven't got the
launch to work.
Everything wooks as expected, but the handler finishes without Google
Earth being launched.
What mistakes am I making? How can I remedy them?
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