Pasted card with a background not included in the number of cds of this bg

Andre.Bisseret Andre.Bisseret at
Fri Jun 25 03:46:21 EDT 2010

Thanks a lot Jacque and Jim; far much clearer for me now ;-))

So, as I need to get the number of cards of a given background "Bg1"  
each time I create a new card from one which has this background on  
it, I replaced copy/paste card (that I was trying before) with clone  
this card.

Indeed, with copy/paste the number of cards in background Bg1 does not  
increase by 1, while with clone this card it does.

Best regards from Grenoble


Le 24 juin 10 à 17:40, Jim Ault a écrit :

> On Jun 24, 2010, at 7:33 AM, J. Landman Gay wrote:
>> Andre.Bisseret wrote:
>>> So, if one copy/paste a card including a group whose  
>>> backgroundBehavior is set to true, the new card is not a part of  
>>> the cards of the background despite the fact that this background  
>>> is actually on the card.
>>> More, if one clone such a card (resulting of copy/paste) then the  
>>> new card is not a part of the cards of the background!!
>> Yes, because when you copy/paste or clone, you are making a copy of  
>> the entire card including the background group. The new group looks  
>> identical but is really independent. It is the same as copy/pasting  
>> any other control, you get a new one.
>> -- 
>> Jacqueline Landman Gay
> The way to see this is to check the ID of the backgrounds.
I was missing that; OK, with copy/past card the name of the background  
remains but the ID changes

> To include the cards as having the same bg ID, use the Place command.
it works with clone card too
> It is also useful to rename backgrounds so that you don't get  
> confused about which one is which.
In my case, I need to keep the same name
> Also note:  you can have multiple backgrounds on a single card, each  
> having its own ID.
> In the stack script you could do this discovery technique:
> on opencard
>  put the backgroundIDs of this stack & "=stk" into  message box
>  put cr & the backgroundIDs of this card & "=cd" after  message box
>  put cr & the number of groups of this card & "=gr" after  message box
>  pass opencard -- in case another handler is waiting for this
> end opencard
Ok, I tried that, very usefull to better understand (I added "put cr &  
the number of cds in bg "bg1"
> Also note that 'group' and 'background' are synonymous if the  
> background behavior of a group it true.
> You can use the Place and Remove as often as you like, since the  
> (backgrounds and groups) belong to the stack, not the card.
> Hope this helps,
> Jim Ault
> Las Vegas
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