Using the GetDataOfLine function out of the message path?

Michael Doub mike at
Thu Dec 8 07:10:31 EST 2011

What do you have in the button that will give you a handle as to which row you are looking for?   Are you always looking for the row in a curtain position?

-= Mike

On 2011-12-08, at 12:27 AM, Keith (Gulf Breeze Ortho Lab) wrote:

> Hi All,
> The LiveCode_Data_Grid.pdf manual states:
>  “You need to keep in mind that GetDataOfLine (and GetDataOfIndex) is a function defined for a Data Grid. That means that the Data Grid group MUST be in the message path. If the Data Grid group is not in the message path you would need to use the call command.”
> Would anyone out there be able to provide an example of this? I need to be able to get the data from a line in a Data Grid form when clicking on a button that is not part of the Data Grid...
> I know how to get the data when the Data Grid group is in the path as follows:
>  on mouseUp
>     put the dgHilitedLines of me into theLine
>     put GetDataOfLine(theLine,"FilePath") into thePic
>     launch document thePic   
>  end mouseUp
> Thanks,
> - Boo
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