Is Snapshot Possible with Two Monitors?

Thomas McGrath III mcgrath3 at mac.com
Mon Jun 3 22:26:05 EDT 2013


This will also work:

on mouseUp
     import snapshot from rectangle ( line 2 of the working screenRects)
end mouseUp


-- Tom McGrath III
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mcgrath3 at mac.com

On Jun 3, 2013, at 10:22 PM, Thomas McGrath III <mcgrath3 at mac.com> wrote:

> 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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>> 
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>> On 3 jun 2013, at 23:03, Ray Horsley wrote:
>> 
>>> 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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