Is Snapshot Possible with Two Monitors?

Ray Horsley ray at linkit.com
Tue Jun 4 11:55:35 EDT 2013


Interesting stuff Tom.  I didn't know that about the working screenrects (plural).  This may be very useful in another situation but for this one I need to get the rect from the user.  Any ideas?  (It's too much to import the entire monitor.)

On Jun 3, 2013, at 10:26 PM, Thomas McGrath III wrote:

> 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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> 
> 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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>>> 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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