Help please: can't get behavior script to work

André Bisseret andre.bisseret at wanadoo.fr
Sat Oct 23 10:41:54 CDT 2010


Le 23 oct. 10 à 16:29, Ian McKnight a écrit :

>
> Hi Andre
>
> It does help when you read the manual :) I did read it but I missed  
> the
> significance of the last line!
>
> Anyway problem is solved all I need do is pass the mouseWithin  
> message in
> each button - not a great price to pay.

Ian,

Just curious, why do you prefer mouseWithin to mouseEnter or mouseMove?
(with one of these, you should not have to "pay any price" ;-)),  
should you?

André

> And thank you for your very quick reply.
>
>
> On 23 October 2010 15:01, André Bisseret <andre.bisseret at wanadoo.fr>  
> wrote:
>
>> Bonjour Ian,
>>
>> I just tried the following
>> - created:
>> - a stack
>> - a group "grButton" of 3 buttons: Button1, Button2, Button3
>> - another group "grBtn" of 3 buttons: Btn1, Btn2, Btn3
>> - grouped the two groups in a super group "grGlobal"
>>
>> - a button "BtnBehavior"
>> - a field "fldTarget"
>>
>> - put the following handler in the script of "BtnBehavior":
>> on mouseWithin
>> put the short name of the target into fld "fldTarget"
>> end mouseWithin
>>
>> Finally i set the behavior of grp "grGlobal" to the long id of btn
>> "btnBehavior" of this card.
>>
>> Hoping that replicate your problem,
>> Well:
>> Does not work with mouseWithin
>>
>> But that works with other messages: with mouseUp, with mouseDown,  
>> with
>> mouseMove, with mouseEnter
>>
>> Seems that the explanation is the last line of the doc on  
>> "mouseWithin" in
>> the Dictionary:
>>
>> Note:  If there is no mouseWithinhandler in the target  
>> object'sscript, no
>> mouseWithinmessage is sent, even if there is a mouseWithinhandler  
>> in an
>> object that's further along the message path.
>>
>> HTH
>>
>> Best regards from Grenoble
>>
>> André
>>
>> Le 23 oct. 10 à 13:19, Ian McKnight a écrit :
>>
>>
>>> Hi
>>>
>>> I have a number of buttons which are grouped together, and then  
>>> this group
>>> is grouped with other similar groups to form a super-group. I have  
>>> in
>>> excess
>>> of 300 buttons then that each represent a date. When I put the  
>>> mouse over
>>> any one of the buttons I want to access an array and display the  
>>> relevant
>>> information for that day in a separate field. I have a mouseWithin  
>>> handler
>>> to access the data.
>>>
>>> When the mouseWithin handler is in the script of the actual button  
>>> all
>>> works
>>> as it should.
>>>
>>> When I move the script to a separate button and set the behavior  
>>> of my
>>> original button to it - nothing happens. The Inspector shows the  
>>> behavior
>>> location correctly.
>>>
>>> There are no other mouseWithin handlers in the message path.
>>>
>>> This is the line I used in the message box to set the behavior of  
>>> the
>>> first
>>> of my buttons.
>>>
>>> set the behavior of btn "checkBx 0" of grp "sepGrp" of cd  
>>> "calendar" to
>>> the
>>> long id of btn "behave" of cd "calendar"
>>>
>>> I even tried referencing all the groups but still nothing happened.
>>>
>>> set the behavior of btn "checkBx 0" of grp "sepGrp" of grp  
>>> "calendargrp"
>>> of
>>> cd "calendar" to the long id of btn "behave" of cd "calendar"
>>>
>>> This is the corresponding behavior entry from the Inspector
>>>
>>> button id 1647 of stack "timeTable3"
>>>
>>> which resolves to the button with my mousewithin script.
>>>
>>> I can strip out the core of the script into a separate handler and  
>>> place
>>> it
>>> in the card script but I'd rather not replicate the remaining code  
>>> 300+
>>> times (even though it is only a dozen lines) if I can get  
>>> behaviors to
>>> work.
>>>
>>>
>>> I'm using LiveCode 4.5 Bld 1080
>>>
>>> Can anyone suggest what I'm doing wrong?
>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks.
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Regards
>>>
>>>
>>> Ian McKnight
>>>
>>> iangmcknight at gmail.com
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>
>
> Ian McKnight
>
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