Accessing properties in sub stack fields

Kay C Lan lan.kc.macmail at
Wed Oct 8 22:40:01 EDT 2014


 put the noType of (the name of the focusedObject) && the focusedObject
into msg

The reference returned by fucusedObject is not in the format that is used
for the syntax of a custom property. You need to shorten it by referring to
just 'the name'.


On Thu, Oct 9, 2014 at 9:39 AM, John <john at> wrote:

> Hi,
>    I was hoping that someone could explain what is going on.  I have a
> main stack with multiple sub stacks all of which use the main stack’s menu
> bar.  In the menubar group I have a mouseDown handler to update the menus
> before they are shown.  The sub stacks have fields which may, or may not,
> have a property “noType” with a value of “true”.
>    In the mouseDown handler in the menuBar group, the following does not
> work:
> put the noType of the focusedObject && the focusedObject into msg
> I can see that the focusedObject is correct even though the value of the
> property is not shown.  If I place this into the mouseDown handler I get
> the expected result:
> put line 1 of the openStacks into theTopStack
> put the selectedField into theSelectedField
> put word 2 of theSelectedField into theSelectedFieldNumber
> put the noType of field theSelectedFieldNumber of stack theTopStack into
> msg
>   Why does the first one line scrip not work and the longer four line
> script work?
> Thanks in advance,
> John
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