Arrays and Custom Props

stephen barncard stephenREVOLUTION2 at
Mon Feb 16 12:38:16 EST 2009

And persistent they are, if the stack file the custom properties are in is
saved with a simple save command.  A stack file can hold any number of
custom properties.  Even arrays, stacks and images can be turned into a
custom property and restored. Persistence = a file somewhere!The file can be
in any directory that can be written to by the user. On a macintosh, it's
especially easy, as the .app package provides a place that files can be read
and written to but yet out of reach for most users.

Stephen Barncard
San Francisco

2009/2/13 Robert Sneidar <slylabs13 at>

> WHOA THERE TONTO! I thought the whole idea to properties was persistence??
> That means that I cannot save, for instance, the database settings a user
> entered? I have to create an external file for all of that? And so many card
> and object properties in my app DEPEND on persistence through runtime. This
> means that I have to put a kabosh on the whole project!
> Say it ain't so Sam!
> Bob Sneidar
> IT Manager
> Logos Management
> Calvary Chapel CM
> On Feb 13, 2009, at 3:53 PM, Jim Ault wrote:
>  I think of arrays as..
>> Arrays, like variables, evaporate on quitting,
>> Custom properties, like button names, are stored in the stack file.
>> (note: this is not true for compiled apps since they cannot be modified
>> You store data in custom properties before compiling and they become part
>> of
>> your app, such as jpgs, sounds, even whole stack files)

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