how can I stop a mouseenter-command

Jan Schenkel janschenkel at
Fri Nov 13 05:46:25 CST 2009

Is your tMouseOut variable declared outside of the handlers? Otherwise, tMouseOut is just a separate variable in each handler's context.
Also, may I suggest renaming such script-local variables, starting with an 's' instead of a 't' - see also the Scripting Style Guide here: <>
Of course, it's not mandatory, but it helps :-)

Jan Schenkel
Quartam Reports & PDF Library for Revolution

"As we grow older, we grow both wiser and more foolish at the same time."  (La Rochefoucauld)

--- On Fri, 11/13/09, Reinhold Venzl-Schubert <r.venzl-schubert at> wrote:

> From: Reinhold Venzl-Schubert <r.venzl-schubert at>
> Subject: how can I stop a mouseenter-command
> To: use-revolution at
> Date: Friday, November 13, 2009, 3:40 AM
> Hi!
> I have a lazy finger and don't want to click the mouse.
> When the mouse enters a button on my card its script shall
> wait 1 second.
> When meanwhile the mouse has leaved, the script shall
> stop.
> Only when the mouse stays over the button the script shall
> work on.
> Therefore my button has a script like this:
> on mouseenter
>   put "inside" into tMouseOut
>    wait 1 second
>    if tMouseOut is not "inside" then
>       exit mouseenter
>    else
>       ## do anything important
>    end if
> end mouseenter
> on mouseleave
>    put empty into tMouseOut
> end mouseleave
> But my script works as well as the mouse stay over the
> button or leave it.
> What is my mistake.
> Thanks
> Reinhold
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