Application Browser problem?

Scott Morrow scott at elementarysoftware.com
Sat Jan 3 09:05:56 EST 2009


Hello Kurt,
Unfortunately I don't know the answer to your question about using the  
Application Browser... but can suggest an alternative. Using the  
Message Box (or a button script) you may control such copy and paste  
actions.

go card 2 of stack  "thisStack" -- or in the Application Browser you  
could go to card 2 by double clicking on it
copy card 7 of stack "thatStack" to stack "thisStack" -- will paste  
right after the current card in stack "thisStack"

Scott Morrow

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On Jan 2, 2009, at 8:24 PM, Kurt Kaufman wrote:

> I'm helping my 12-year-old daughter learn to program with RunRev,  
> and I couldn't really figure this one out:
>
> Could someone point me to a reference on how to move cards reliably  
> between stacks in the Application Browser?
> I find I can't predict exactly how it will work, between "selecting"  
> the card in the A.B. using the contextual menu (right-click),  
> pressing COMMAND-C to copy (or menu Edit-->Copy Card), and then  
> choosing a stack in which to paste the clipboard-held card.  (It  
> seems that the Edit menu then offers "Paste Objects", rather than  
> "Paste Card" as one might expect.)  At this point,
> it seems that unless I either double-click on the destination stack  
> in the A.B., or click in the destination stack's window, it is NOT  
> selected for the paste function, **even though** I might highlight  
> the desired destination stack by single-clicking it in the A.B..
>
> So, I can be in a position of having a card on the clipboard, ready  
> for pasting, and I highlight a card of the destination stack (all of  
> it's current objects are displayed), and yet, since I have not  
> actually **definitively** selected my destination stack, if I paste  
> my card it will be pasted back into the source stack.
>
>
> Sorry if this is detailed in the help files, and I'm just missing it.
>
> Also: It seems there might be a refresh problem where a newly pasted  
> card shows up in the stack window while the A.B. still shows the  
> "pre-paste" card highlighted and no pasted card?  (After collapsing  
> the destination stack in the A.B. and re-displaying it, it shows up  
> correctly with the newly-pasted card.)
>
> Thanks, Kurt
>
> Rev 3.0.0, Build 750,  Mac OX 10.5.6




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