Standalone won't run

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Tue Jun 26 17:30:35 CDT 2012


Yeah it ain't pretty. I have taken to using a custom font that exists on both platforms, something from the web suite that is pretty much guaranteed to be there. Otherwise the use of a truetype font that can be distributed with the app would be another way to go. 

I just created a new stack, then created a field, typed some text into it, then changed the textFont of the stack to "Belgium". The textFont of the field immediately displayed Belgium. I bet that would work, but buttons without the textFont set would also change. 

What is really needed is to be able to set the owner of an object, as in set the owner of this field to field "tplDataEntryField" of card "defaults". That way you could set the textfont of one object and have all the other objects that have it as an owner change. This could be the basis of a kind of OOP hierarchy. 

Bob


On Jun 26, 2012, at 3:05 PM, Peter Haworth wrote:

> What's inspiring the font change is that default Windows system font looks
> like crap in my application.
> Pete
> lcSQL Software <http://www.lcsql.com>
> 
> 
> 
> On Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 2:03 PM, Bob Sneidar <bobs at twft.com> wrote:
> 
>> I agree. But then what is inspiring the font change? Is it just
>> availability, or does the font not look good cross platform? If you HAVE to
>> swap fonts, then an alternate card might be cleaner, but I guess there's
>> more than one way to skin a cat.
>> 
>> Bob




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