Location of a modal stack
livfoss at mac.com
Thu Dec 15 10:49:10 CST 2011
It seems I messed up my search of this list - when I did it again, I did find some correspondence about this and a possible workaround from Ken Ray for dealing with the problem as it occurs in 'standard' dialogs, such as the 'answer' one, although I haven't followed it all up yet.
OTOH that conversation makes me think much more firmly that it's a bug: why on earth shouldn't one be able to set the location of **any** stack? Why does the engine bother to fight against it? In fact, why can't we say
open stack "MyStack" at <location>?
Earlier, I wrote:
> Perhaps I missed this in the documentation, but it seems to be an anomaly:
> If I have a mainstack with a substack "MyTest", then if I do
> set the loc of stack "MyTest" to the screenLoc
> open stack "MyTest"
> sure enough the stack appears at the screenLoc; but if I change the statement to:
> open stack "MyTest" as modal
> the stack appears elsewhere on the screen! As I am growing my own dialog boxes, this is mighty inconvenient. The only way I have found to get round this is to have an OpenStack handler in the substack itself which contains the statement:
> set the loc of this stack to the ScreenLoc
> then it works.
> Am I doing something wrong, or is it a bug or is it a (very strange IMHO) feature?
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