Highest Image File ID
bobs at twft.com
Wed Mar 21 13:46:05 EDT 2012
Thanks Richmond and Pete. What I want it for is to set the ID of the image I just created to theHighestID +1. Obviously, if I just created an image, those functions will return that image ID.
As promised, I have written a function that I think is fairly bullet proof. It checks for an invalid object type, as well as handling singular or plural forms of object types. It returns a sorted list of whatever property for whatever object type you tell it, excluding duplicates. I will probably enhance it to accept a scope, either card or stack. I'm wondering if this would be more useful to others if each line was a list of the long ID of the object followed by the property value?
eg. put objectList("buttons", "short name", "descending") into theButtonNames
function objectList theType, theProp, theSort
if the last char of theType is "s" then put char 1 to -2 of theType into theType
if theSort is empty then put "ascending" into theSort
if theSort is not in "ascending.descending" then
return "Error: Invalid sort"
do "get the " & theProp & " of " & theType & " 1 of this card"
if item 1 of the last line of theError is "166" then
return "Error: Invalid type"
return "Error: " & the last line of theError
put empty into theObjectList
put 1 into theLineNum
put theType & "s" into thePluralType
put the name of this card into theStartCard
repeat with theCardNum = 1 to the number of cards of this stack
go card theCardNum
do "put the number of " & thePluralType & " of this card into theTypeCount"
repeat with theObjectNum = 1 to theTypeCount
do "put the " & theProp & " of " & theType && theObjectNum & " into theValue"
if theValue is not in theObjectList then
put theValue into line theLineNum of theObjectList
add 1 to theLineNum
go card theStartCard
if line 1 of theObjectList is a number then
do "sort theObjectList numeric" && theSort
do "sort theObjectList" && theSort
On Mar 21, 2012, at 10:07 AM, Pete wrote:
> Maybe "get the ID of the last image of stack "xyz"? Not sure if that would
> work or not, I seem to remember having problems with using the "last"
> keyword in the past but I think that was specifically to do with groups.
> On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 9:49 AM, J. Landman Gay <jacque at hyperactivesw.com>wrote:
>> On 3/21/12 11:25 AM, Bob Sneidar wrote:
>>> Can anyone think of a quick way (other than a repeat loop) to
>>> determine the highest ID of all the image files in a stack?
>> The ID of the stack is the either the last-used ID or the next available
>> one, I forget which. It doesn't discriminate between the kinds of controls
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