How to I flatten a Hypercard stack (now Livecode) from cards and backgrounds to just cards?

kee nethery kee at
Mon Oct 6 00:25:04 EDT 2014

Yep. So two things I need to do are:

1. Resolve any name duplications between card and background objects. If I have card field “bork” and background field “bork”, getting it to where I can remove “card” and “background” will cause issues if two objects on the same card have the same name.

2. Move all background scripts into the stack script AND make sure that no two backgrounds have the same command or function name. If background 1 has a “on bork” and background 2 has a completely different “on bork” I need to alter the scripts that call bork to distinguish between them.

Thanks Jacque!


> On Oct 5, 2014, at 1:18 PM, J. Landman Gay <jacque at> wrote:
> On 10/5/2014, 1:52 PM, Francis Nugent Dixon wrote:
>> Kee Nethery says that he wants to remove backgrounds in a stack
>> “to bring it into the modern era” Can anybody explain this statement ?
>> What does this mean ? Is the background mechanism dying, or even
>> being dropped ?
> No, nothing has changed. I think what Kee meant was that he didn't want to specify "card field" or "background button" when referring to those objects. In HC that was required but in LC doesn't need those longer references. You can refer to a card field just as "field" and LC will still find it.
> The HCAddressing property controls whether card fields and background buttons need to be referenced specifically by their owner locations. All HC stacks are imported with HCAddressing set to true. If you set the HCAddressing to false, the requirement no longer applies, and the controls will be found just as they are in native LC stacks.
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