The Owner of a background group

Peter Haworth pete at lcsql.com
Mon Aug 20 16:56:51 EDT 2012


Hi Craig,
Interesting, I wonder what's different in my situation.  It's not my stack
that exhibits this behavior so hard to dissect it.  Maybe it's some other
setting of the group that is causing the behavior.

I used the message box to check this out:

put the long ID of the owner of GroupA of Card2 of stack xyz

That returned a long ID which included the ID of Card1, not Card2.  Same
thing if I asked for the owner of a control within GroupA

Very weird.

OSX 1.7, LC 5.5.1

Pete
lcSQL Software <http://www.lcsql.com>



On Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 1:38 PM, <dunbarx at aol.com> wrote:

> Peter.
>
>
> I don't see this.
>
>
>
> I made a card and a background group, I made a background field that, on
> opencard, would show the owner of the group. I made a few new cards.
> Navigating, the owner of the group is the current card, not the first card
> where all the authoring took place. Using the "place" command works the
> same as "command-N" in placing the group onto downstream cards.
>
>
>
> Mac OS10.5, LC 5.5
>
>
> Craig Newman
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Haworth <pete at lcsql.com>
> To: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
> Sent: Mon, Aug 20, 2012 4:19 pm
> Subject: The Owner of a background group
>
>
> It appears that requesting the owner of a background group does not always
> return the card on which the group exists.  I think it returns the card on
> which the group was initially placed.
>
> For example, if groupA is a background group initially placed on Card1,
> then placed on card2 and I ask for the owner of groupA on Card2, I get
> Card1.
>
> Given that I'm not misunderstanding this, how can I discover which card a
> specific instance of a background group is on?
>
> Pete
> lcSQL Software <http://www.lcsql.com>
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