my arrowKey handler is working

Robert Brenstein rjb at
Mon Apr 19 15:49:58 EDT 2010

>Hi Jacqueline, it's nice to be here learning Revolution. Thank you 
>for the long answer and the suggestions. This stack is for my own 
>use. It's a book catalog for my private library. I've working on it 
>for several years in Hypercard. It has aproximately 1500 cards, four 
>backgrounds. It not only holds the book data, but also has a couple 
>of cards with Dewey Decimal Classification class codes, a list of 
>authors and an A to Z table with cutter numbers, so it also assigns 
>cutter numbers for the authors, via scripts, etc. There are a lot of 
>scripts, and there are many adjustments to make before it will work 
>100 percent in Revolution.

Since you seem to be making progress with the arrowkey issue, let me 
use the opportunity to mention the issue of backgrounds. You want to 
read on this in rev docs as this is an aspect of revolution which 
differs from hypercard, although it is possible to use rev's 
backgrounds in a fashion similar to hypercard. However, in many 
instances, what was achieved in hc with different backgrounds, one 
often does it in revolution with substacks. So, if you haven't 
ventured there yet, consider checking these out.


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