Strange group behavior

Tim Selander selander at tkf.att.ne.jp
Wed Sep 3 05:32:39 CEST 2014


OK, I have to admit that when I saw the Subject: line, I thought the 
post would be, umm, about those of us on the listserve!

Tim Selander
Tokyo, Japan



On 14/09/02 12:33, Geoff Canyon wrote:
> I've experienced something that might be related. For several versions,
> culminating in 6.6.x, the activation dialog had multiple invisible
> controls, making it very difficult for me to activate LC. I also found that
> sometimes whole groups would go invisible in my stacks. I never found a
> consistent trigger for it.
>
> I created http://quality.runrev.com/show_bug.cgi?id=13199 for it, but
> everything seems to work properly in 6.7, so my bug was marked resolved.
>
>
> On Mon, Sep 1, 2014 at 9:46 PM, Peter Haworth <pete at lcsql.com> wrote:
>
>> I'm busy getting everything ready for the conference and that involves
>> setting up software on a pretty old Mac laptop running OSX 10.6.8.
>>
>> One of the programs I'll be using has a handler that creates a group on a
>> card and the copies a control into it, all with straightforward "create
>> group" and "copy" commands.  The group and its controls are all created
>> successfully... except that none of them are visible.  Their visible
>> property is set to true.
>>
>> I accidentally discovered that if I set the showborder property of the
>> group to true, it and its controls became visible and stay visible even if
>> I set the showborder property back to false.
>>
>> This happened in LC 5.5.4 and 6.6.2.
>>
>> All works fine running the same software on my Mac desktop running 10.7.4,
>> no need to show/hide border.
>>
>> While I have a workaround, I'm wondering if anyone else has come across
>> this strange situation.
>>
>> Needless to say, it makes me somewhat apprehensive about what other
>> gremlins might be lurking under the covers of old OSX versions.
>>
>> Pete
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