Alternatives to "answer"

Pete pete at mollysrevenge.com
Fri Apr 29 19:38:59 CDT 2011


What Bob said.

In addition to using the dialogData to return the user's choice to you, you
can also use it to pass stuff into the dialog box, like maybe the text you
want to display to the user, the title, labels for the buttons, etc.  Use
the preOpenCard handler of the dialog stack to configure the dialog window
from the information you pass in via the dialogData

Pete
Molly's Revenge <http://www.mollysrevenge.com>




On Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 3:51 PM, Bob Sneidar <bobs at twft.com> wrote:

> Use the dialogData. You can set it to whatever you want in the "dialog"
> stack, and then retrieve it in your main stack. The dialogData is a global
> property you can set and get throughout the IDE or runtime environment.
>
> Also make your stack modal, meaning it must be dismissed before the user
> can click anywhere else.
>
> Don't call a procedure in an unopened stack (unless it's script has been
> inserted into the frontScript or backScript, and that still doesn't open the
> stack to display the card. You still have to GO to the stack to do that.)
>
> That no workie nohow. Just go to the stack and have the openStack handler
> of your "dialog" stack call whatever procedure you have, or just have the
> openStack handler BE the procedure.
>
> Bob
>
>
> On Apr 29, 2011, at 3:37 PM, tbodine wrote:
>
> > Hi LiveCoders.
> >
> > I'm working on my first real LC project and now I've dug myself into my
> > first LC hole. Hoping for some advice...
> >
> > I want to present user with a dialog box that is more attractive than the
> > standard "answer" command. (Bigger type, transparent, icon buttons). I
> tried
> > making a separate card in a separate stack that I could open over my
> > mainStack card, but that is creating lots of errors now with "can't find
> > card" messages when I use:
> >
> > call processingHandler of card "Main" of stack "Top".
> >
> > Basically, I want a semitransparent dialog box with two buttons to open
> over
> > a mainStack card. The user's button choice needs to be returned to the
> > mainStack script and the dlog Card closed.
> >
> > Any suggestions on how to do this?
> >
> > Thanks!
> > Tom Bodine
> >
> >
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