What happened to my message box?

stephen barncard stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com
Tue Jun 26 19:32:42 EDT 2012

one can make one's own 'message box' while trying to get a handle on this...

create a new stack
make a field to hold the command(s) - name it "command"
make a button named 'execute' with this script

on mouseup
    get field "command"
    do it
end mouseup

add a 'try' structure and error reporting and you have your own custom
message box. Often I prefer to use my own, which has code formatting and
coloring, and can execute Shell and Applescript commands too.  This method
doesn't seem to have the oddities of the 'real' message box.

On Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 4:23 PM, stephen barncard <
stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com> wrote:

> this is way off the wall and may not be related or work at all, but at one
> time there was this unlisted property called revmessageboxredirect, and it
> changed what is normally sent to the lower part of the message box ( like
> unrequited puts ) to another field in your stack.
> " *set* the revmessageboxredirect to empty"    will set to "normal" what
> "*set* the revmessageboxredirect to the long id of me"   had set up.
>> On Jun 26, 2012, at 3:48 PM, Howard Bornstein wrote:
>> > Grrr. This bug is back and this time restarting my Mac didn't fix it.
>> >
>> > So I'm trying to trace what happens when I type anything into the
>> message
>> > box. I've got the script for the message box itself open as well as the
>> > script for the message field.
>> >
>> > I've put breakpoints at the rawkeydown handler as well as on the
>> > ReturnInField handler but I can't seem to make anything trap to the
>> > debugger.
>> >
>> > Shouldn't LC scripts respond like any other scripts when in Script Debug
>> > Mode?
>> >
>> > I can't imagine what could be causing this problem. Everything else is
>> > working normally, including the message box until yesterday.
>> >
>> > Any ideas would be appreciated.
>> >
>> > --
>> > Regards,
>> >
>> > Howard Bornstein
> Stephen Barncard
> San Francisco Ca. USA
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Stephen Barncard
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