The Owner of a background group

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Mon Aug 20 17:34:28 EDT 2012


Behave as background on?

Bob


On Aug 20, 2012, at 1:56 PM, Peter Haworth wrote:

> 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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