Creating a short question answer with radio buttons

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Fri Aug 31 23:57:26 CDT 2012


Welcome to the LC community.


Peter's reply is exactly how you should attack this, and I hope not too fast for you. Feel free to write back with any questions about any aspect of his, or one day soon, your own efforts in building your gadget. You will receive nearly instant advice. You can neither abuse nor overuse this resource. You'll see what I mean...


Craig Newman



-----Original Message-----
From: Shawn Blc <shawnlivecode at gmail.com>
To: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
Sent: Fri, Aug 31, 2012 10:15 pm
Subject: Re: Creating a short question answer with radio buttons


Peter, thank you for the reply!  It'll take me a few days to wrap my big
head around this.   In the meantime I'll still be tinkering.  I'm sure one
day all of this will "click".  Just like anything else.


Regards,

Shawn



On Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 7:43 PM, Peter Haworth <pete at lcsql.com> wrote:

> Hi Shawn,
> Probably lots of ways to do this, here's one.
>
> First thing to do is put the checkboxes for each question into a group -
> that ensures that only one can be selected at a time.  You might call the
> groups Q1, Q2, Q3, etc
>
> Then define a custom property of each group that specifies the correct
> answer in terms of the name of the checkbox.  In your example, you'd call
> your buttons 1,2,3,4 and the custom property (let's call it
> "correctAnswer") of group Q1 would have the value 4.
>
> FInally, when your user indicates that they've finished answering
> questions, you'd use a repeat loop like this
>
> put the groupIDs of this card into tGroupIDs
> put zero into tRight
> put zero into tWrong
> repeat with each line tGroupID in tGroupIDS
>    if the correctAnswer of group ID tGroupID is not empty and the
> hilitedbuttonname of group ID tGroupID is the correctAnswer of group ID
> tGroupID then
>       add 1 to tRight
>    else
>       add 1 to tWrong
>    end if
> end repeat
> <Do whatever you want to do with tRight and tWrong here>
>
> Only thing to watch out for is that the GroupIDs property includes only the
> top level groups on a card so be sure that your Qn groups aren't contained
> within any other groups.  The first condition of the if statement above
> deals with any toher groups you might have on the card that are not
> question groups, since they won't have a correctAnswer cprop.
>
> I haven't tested any of that but it should work.  No doubt you'll get
> other, equally as good, solutions.
>
> Hope that helps.
>
> Pete
> lcSQL Software <http://www.lcsql.com>
>
>
>
> On Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 5:17 PM, Shawn Blc <shawnlivecode at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Disclaimer:  I'm totally new to LiveCode, bought Colin's PDF file, read
> the
> > scripting conference stack on controls, etc.  As of yet, I haven't really
> > created anything of value to me or anyone else.  I'm trying to change
> that.
> >  I've had the Gold Bundle for over a month.
> >
> > I'm trying to create a short question and answer program, the answers
> will
> > be supplied in radio buttons.  Example:   A square has how many sides?
> A)
> > 1 B) 2 C) 3 D) 4 (these would be radio buttons).
> >
> > I'll have to keep track of the right and wrong answer and show a score at
> > the end.
> >
> > If anyone can give me a short example or show me where to find it, thank
> > you.
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