Help with pref file

charles61 cszasz at
Tue Apr 27 11:31:19 EDT 2010


Your suggestion worked! I just compile my app. I opened it and complete the pref file and then quit my app and relaunch it. The pref file inserted the name of the school in my report! Thanks!

Charles Szasz
cszasz at

On Apr 26, 2010, at 7:16 PM, Sarah Reichelt-2 [via Runtime Revolution] wrote:

> > I set up my pref file to be a substack of my app. My app is launched using a 
> > Splash screen. The user clicks on the Preference in the menu and then enters 
> > the name of the school for the report in the Prefs substack. When the 
> > Preference substack is closed, the name of the school appears throughout the 
> > report at the top of the card. 
> > 
> > Here is my problem: When I added a name of the school in the preference pane 
> > and closed it the name was correctly inserted in the report. When I quit the 
> > program and restart it the name of the school is not in the report but it 
> > still appears in the Preference substack. So the name of the school is saved 
> > in Preference substack but it is not being saved in the report?  I am 
> > supposed to conduct a test of my program today in a school. Can anyone give 
> > me a "quick fix" for this problem?
> Charles, the pref file gets saved and it stores the data. The other 
> stacks in the app do not get saved I presume, so any changes to them 
> are only temporary. When your app starts, say in a startup handler or 
> in a preOpenStack handler, read the settings from your prefs file and 
> apply them again, as if someone had just entered the data into the 
> prefs stack. 
> Cheers, 
> Sarah 
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