6.1

Peter Haworth pete at lcsql.com
Wed Jun 12 21:21:16 EDT 2013


I wrote a script which I ran in 6.1 that got the keys of the properties of
the objects I mentioned then stored them in custom properties.  Then I I
loaded the stack in 5.5, got the keys of the properties again and stored
them in a different set of custom properties.  Finally, compared the two
sets of cprops to get the differences.

While not returning properties that aren't set may satisfy your needs, it
certainly doesn't fill my requirements.  It's always been impossible to get
a full list of properties simply because some of them, and I don't mean
derived ones, were omitted from the list for reasons, I assume, of
oversight.  So now those, or at least some of them have been included, but
a whole bunch of others are not returned if they are not set.  Can you
perhaps see that plays havoc with any scripts that currently expect them to
be returned, set or not?

Not returning them simply because they are not set is a step backwards.  If
there is a need for that, then let's have another form of "the properties"
that indicates that, perhaps, "the working properties" or "the effective
properties".

Off to the QCC to file a bug report.

Pete
lcSQL Software <http://www.lcsql.com>


On Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 5:07 PM, Monte Goulding <monte at sweattechnologies.com
> wrote:

> Where are these lists coming from?
>
> colors and patterns are now individual properties... you also can't have
> both a foreColor and a forePattern etc so it returns the one you have if
> you have one...
>
> Also as I said before if properties aren't set then it doesn't return them.
>
> On 13/06/2013, at 9:54 AM, Peter Haworth wrote:
>
> > OK, well the wording of the release notes implies that some properties
> that
> > were previously returned are no longer there, at least by my reading.  I
> > know some properties that were missing have been included in 6.1 and
> that's
> > great.
> >
> > I did a quick test to compare the properties returned by 6.1 and 5.5 for
> a
> > stack, card, field and button.
> >
> > The following properties have been added for those objects in 6.1:
> >
> > STACK
> > fullscreen
> > editMenus
> > systemWindow
> > shadowOffset
> >
> > CARD
> > shadowOffset
> >
> > FIELD
> > None
> >
> > BUTTON
> > None
> >
> > I can't say for sure but I'm pretty sure there are still missing
> properties
> >
> >
> > The following properties are returned in 5.5 but NOT in 6.1
> >
> > STACK
> > menubar
> > linkHiliteColor
> > patterns
> > colors
> > linkVisitedColor
> > title
> > linkColor
> > textStyle
> > underlineLinks
> > password
> > scroll
> > behavior
> > textSize
> > textFont
> >
> > CARD
> > rect
> > patterns
> > defaultButton
> > colors
> > textStyle
> > behavior
> > textSize
> > textFont
> >
> > FIELD
> > None
> >
> > BUTTON
> > None
> >
> > I'm hoping my test script is flawed because that seems like a mess if
> it's
> > true. Busy checking now.
> >
> >
> >
> > Pete
> > lcSQL Software <http://www.lcsql.com>
> >
> >
> > On Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 1:27 PM, J. Landman Gay <
> jacque at hyperactivesw.com>wrote:
> >
> >> On 6/12/13 3:03 PM, Peter Haworth wrote:
> >>
> >> It sounds like "the properties" doesn't return all the properties it
> used
> >>> to return, only those needed to recreate it.  That's great for those
> who
> >>> want to recreate an object by maybe not so great for folks who want to
> use
> >>> it for other purposes.
> >>>
> >>
> >> It's the other way around, the properties used to omit some of the new
> >> ones like graphic effects. They've been added in.
> >>
> >> It never did list redundant ones though (an explanation is in the docs.)
> >> For example, width and height are omitted because they can be obtained
> from
> >> the rect.
> >>
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