Standalones Not Working

Mark Schonewille m.schonewille at
Thu Jun 9 17:23:56 EDT 2011

Hi Steve,

Here are 18 Reasons Why Compiling with RunRev (LiveCode) May Fail: (or rather, the solutions).

The cut-off at the bottom is connected to the menus and the destroyStack and destroyWindow properties. Try toggling those.

I bet that you have assigned your .edb files as stack files. LiveCode reads those and adds the .rev or .livecode extension if they don't have one. This problem should no longer occur if you add the files as normal files rather than stack files.

Best regards,

Mark Schonewille

Economy-x-Talk Consulting and Software Engineering
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On 9 jun 2011, at 22:26, Stephen McNutt wrote:

>> I’ve got an app I’ve been working with for years.  I hadn’t compiled it into a standalone for maybe a year or more.  It works fine within LiveCode, but now I can’t get the standalone to work.  There are at least two symptoms:
>> The standalone’s window is cropped short on the bottom.  It’s missing about as much as the height of the title bar at the top of the window.  
>> Also, the standalone appears to not be communicating with the data files even though they seem to be in the right place within the standalone OS X package.
>> I just noticed that my data files have two extensions.  They all end in .edb.rev.  That can’t be right.  They should just end with .edb, right?  That’s how they are before I make the standalone.  I’ll bet this is the problem.  Why would the standalone making process be putting .rev extensions on these data files?
> Chopping off the .rev part makes the data files work in the standalone.  Is this a bug?  I’m using LiveCode 4.5.3.
> That still didn’t fix my problem of having the bottom of the standalone window cut off, though.
>> Thanks,
>> Steve McNutt

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