Visual Effect command

Ken Ray kray at sonsothunder.com
Mon Jun 27 18:49:14 CDT 2011


> Looks like the show and hide commands allow you to name a stack, but there's
> no way to specify that the stack should be modal, which is what I need.  I
> thought about trying "go invisible stackname as modal" followed by the show
> command but I think the script would stop execution at the go command so the
> show would never happen until after I return from the modal stack.

Actually, Pete, you found the one way to create a *non-modal* modal... it's
a way I've used many times to show a modal progress bar that does not block
script execution:

 put "Before"
 go invisible stack "MyModal" as modal
 set visible of stack "MyModal" to true
 put "After"

--> Puts "Before", opens the modal, then immediately puts "After" into the
message box, and the modal is still open

So perhaps it *would* work for you after all...

Ken


> Pete
> Molly's Revenge <http://www.mollysrevenge.com>
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 1:00 PM, Scott Rossi <scott at tactilemedia.com> wrote:
> 
>> One way to restrict a visual effect to a portion of the screen is to use
>> the
>> effect with hide/show:
>> 
>>  show grp 1 with visual push down
>>  hide grp 1 with visual push up
>> 
>> However, this will not work with overlapping objects.  You would have to
>> make sure the affected object can be displayed independently of objects
>> around it.  Otherwise, you'll have to physically move the object (see the
>> move command).
>> 
>> Regards,
>> 
>> Scott Rossi
>> Creative Director
>> Tactile Media, UX Design
>> 
>> 
>> Recently, Pete wrote:
>> 
>>> I would like to have a modal stack come into view by "sliding down" from
>>> behind a control on the calling form.  I found the visual effects command
>>> but when I use that (with scroll down), all of the existing window
>> scrolls
>>> down, not just the modal window.  Seems to work the same for other types
>> of
>>> visual effect.  Any ideas on how to make that work?  I'd also like to
>> make
>>> the modal window slide back up behind the control when I close it, but
>> one
>>> step at a time!
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
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Ken Ray
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