visibility of a second stack called from a main stack

Mark Swindell mdswindell at cruzio.com
Sat Jul 17 15:24:55 EDT 2010


If your second stack is a substack of the first  I don't believe you have to open it (just tested it here and I didn't have to , I just referred to it by name).  Otherwise you might have to go the "start using" route, but I've never gone that route.

Mark

On Jul 17, 2010, at 12:08 PM, wayne durden wrote:

> Thanks Mark, will likely do this, seems clunky.  With regard to your second
> suggestion, I may try some experimenting there but I am not crystal clear.
> I assume I would have to open the stack first, correct, and if so, I think
> that's where the window outline pops up...  I tried a "start using" form at
> one time and the "click at loc" command didn't work there, from which I
> assumed that the start using puts the handlers of the second stack in play
> but it's not exactly as if the card was there...
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Wayne
> 
> On Sat, Jul 17, 2010 at 2:40 PM, Mark Swindell <mdswindell at cruzio.com>wrote:
> 
>> You might try setting the loc of the second stack off-screen, though you
>> shouldn't have to do this...
>> 
>> HTH,
>> Mark
>> 
>> On Jul 17, 2010, at 11:24 AM, wayne durden wrote:
>> 
>>> Hello all, I am using Ent. 4.0 and am having an issue where I am using a
>>> button on a main "control center" stack simply to open another stack and
>>> click at the location of a button there.  What happens is that for a
>> moment
>>> the outline of the window for the second stack is visible and I would
>> prefer
>>> it happen completely hidden away.  I have tried locking the screen before
>>> opening the second stack and unlocking at the end of the handler, I have
>>> tried "go invisible stack [name of second stack]" etc., but no matter
>> what
>>> on this XP machine, the second stack's window outline flashes to the
>> screen
>>> momentarily.
>>> 
>>> For instance, here is the code at the moment:
>>> 
>>>  --lock screen
>>>  go invisible stack "blogBuilder.rev"
>>> 
>>>  click at the loc of btn btnBuildAllBlogSections of stack
>>> "blogBuilder.rev"
>>>  close stack "blogBuilder.rev"
>>>  --unlock screen
>>> 
>>> Note the lock and unlock items were commented out after they proved not
>> to
>>> work.  Additionally, instead of go invisible stack... I have used "open
>>> stack".
>>> 
>>> Appreciate anyone jogging my memory how one solves this...
>>> 
>>> Thanks,
>>> 
>>> Wayne
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