Focus question

Bill Vlahos bvlahos at mac.com
Fri Jun 24 10:34:16 CDT 2011


Terry,

Good suggestion.

Thank you,
Bill Vlahos
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On Jun 23, 2011, at 4:54 PM, Terry Judd wrote:

> On 24/06/2011 09:16 AM, "Bill Vlahos" <bvlahos at mac.com> wrote:
> 
>> I figured out what the problem is but I can't figure out a workaround.
>> 
>> I call an applescript embedded in a field on the preOpenCard Card script.
>>   do field "blahblah" as applescript
>> 
>> Is there a way to kick my app to the front? I even tried to run an AppleScript
>> to active the program but that doesn't work either.
> 
> Telling Applescript to activate your standalone should work but perhaps you
> need to give the other process some time to complete first, so how about at
> the end of your preOpenCard sript...
> 
> send "focusMe" to me in 2 secs" # or some other length of time
> 
> on focusMe
>    put <appName> into myAppName
>    put merge("tell application [[myAppName]] to activate") into tScript
>    do tScript as applescript
> end focusMe
> 
> HTH,
> 
> Terry...
> 
>> 
>> Any ideas?
>> 
>> Bill Vlahos
>> 
>> On Jun 22, 2011, at 7:50 PM, Bill Vlahos wrote:
>> 
>>> I retested it and the windowshape property doesn't matter. It must be
>>> something else. 
>>> 
>>> Bill
>>> 
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>> 
>>> On Jun 22, 2011, at 6:47 PM, Bill Vlahos <bvlahos at mac.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> I set it in the IDE before saving the standalone.
>>>> 
>>>> Bill
>>>> 
>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>> 
>>>> On Jun 22, 2011, at 2:41 PM, Mark Schonewille
>>>> <m.schonewille at economy-x-talk.com> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> Hi Bill,
>>>>> 
>>>>> Do you set the windowShape property when the stack opens?
>>>>> 
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>>>>> On 22 jun 2011, at 22:10, Bill Vlahos wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>>> I've created a Mac app which uses the Windowshape property. It works fine
>>>>>> except that it opens either behind other windows or, even if it is the
>>>>>> frontmost window, still doesn't actually have focus. I have to click
>>>>>> anywhere on the window and then I can click on the button to get started.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> I want it to open in front over everything and be ready for button clicks.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> What is wrong?
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Bill Vlahos
>>>>> 
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