Debugging resizeStack handlers

Peter Haworth pete at lcsql.com
Tue Oct 8 02:00:40 CEST 2013


Thanks Devin.  My code is in a separate handler called from resizeSTack as
you suggested so I could test it separately.

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


On Mon, Oct 7, 2013 at 12:48 PM, Devin Asay <devin_asay at byu.edu> wrote:

> Pete,
>
> On Oct 7, 2013, at 1:12 PM, Peter Haworth wrote:
>
> > I wonder if anyone has any tips on debugging resizeStackhandlers.  My
> > experience is that any runtime error makes the IDE hang and setting a
> > breakpoint also hangs things up.
> > Pete
> > lcSQL Software <http://www.lcsql.com>
>
> I have taken to writing a handler that does all of the size and position
> adjustments then calling it from resizeStack after I've tested and debugged
> it.
>
> on resizeStack pNewWdth, pNewHgt
>   arrangeCard pNewWdth, pNewHgt
> end resizeStack
>
> on arrangeCard pNewWdth, pNewHgt
>   # do size and position adjustments here
> end arrangeCard
>
> This way I can test arrangeCard from the message box and fiddle and tweak
> until it's working right. Only then do I place the call into the
> resizeStack handler.
>
> That said, I have noticed that *sometimes* when you are hung up in the
> debugger inside a resizeStack handler, if you click stop and close the
> whole script editor (all of the tabs, not just the current tab), you can
> get out of the hung condition and not have to force quit.
>
> HTH
>
> Devin
>
> Devin Asay
> Humanities Technology and Research Support Center
> Brigham Young University
>
>
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