Using export snapshot with a file dialogue box

Steve King st.king42 at
Sun Jul 4 14:26:13 EDT 2010

Hi Jacqueline

Excellent - so simple. I never realised just snapping a card would ignore
the dialogue box. I will change the code.

Definitely happens though - I have jpgs with the ask dialogue in the middle
of the card!


Jacqueline Landman Gay wrote:

Steve King wrote:
> Hi
> I am exporting a screen image of a card to file. 
> I allow the user to select a filename then save the image using the script
> below. I have had to add a 400mS wait in for the save dialogue to vanish
> before the snapshot is taken. This works OK, but is there a better way to
> it that guarantees that the save dialogue will be gone first?

I can't figure out why that's happening, since file dialogs halt the 
script until they are closed.

You could avoid the whole issue by not using the screen coordinates 
(which capture everything) and instead use the card as the reference. 
That will capture only the card's bitmap and will ignore any other 
windows that are open.

  export snapshot from this card to file UserFileName as JPEG

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