Is Snapshot Possible with Two Monitors?

Thomas McGrath III mcgrath3 at mac.com
Mon Jun 3 22:22:56 EDT 2013


You can import snapshots from secondary and tertiary monitors using the working screenRects:

on mouseUp
     put line 1 of the working screenRects into tRect
     import snapshot from rectangle tRect
end mouseUp

on mouseUp
     put line 2 of the working screenRects into tRect
     import snapshot from rectangle tRect
end mouseUp

on mouseUp
     put line 3 of the working screenRects into tRect
     import snapshot from rectangle tRect
end mouseUp


-- Tom McGrath III
http://lazyriver.on-rev.com
mcgrath3 at mac.com

On Jun 3, 2013, at 5:52 PM, Mark Schonewille <m.schonewille at economy-x-talk.com> wrote:

> Hi Ray,
> 
> Snapshots don't work with secondary monitors. You can make snapshots of the main screen only. Perhaps you can use a command line utility instead.
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> On 3 jun 2013, at 23:03, Ray Horsley wrote:
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>> I'm running into a variety of issues designing a standalone which will import PDF's.  If quicktime isn't installed it seems impossible and even if the user installs it (Windows) it often doesn't work for certain PDF's.
>> 
>> With this in mind I thought I'd let users open their PDF's in whatever program they choose and use Livecode's import snapshot command.  I don't pass a rectangle since I don't know where the image is on screen and unfortunately it seems I can't get the rectangle [the user opens up] returned to me.  I do, however, get an image imported, although on a system with two monitors in extended display mode it seems almost random where the actual snapshot gets taken from.  It's anything but where the user actually dragged.
>> 
>> Does anybody have any suggestions for grabbing a snapshot of the same rectangle the user opens up on the desktop or in another application?
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> 
>> Ray Horsley
>> LinkIt! Software
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