Is Snapshot Possible with Two Monitors?

Mike Bonner bonnmike at gmail.com
Tue Jun 4 12:04:46 EDT 2013


Could you overlay a blended (almost transparent) stack over the 2nd monitor
with handles on the corners so the user can drag them to the area they wish
to be snapshotted?


On Tue, Jun 4, 2013 at 9:55 AM, Ray Horsley <ray at linkit.com> wrote:

> 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
> > http://lazyriver.on-rev.com
> > 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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> >>> 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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