what messages are fired when paint tools are used?

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Tue Feb 3 23:10:30 CET 2015


On 2/3/2015 2:51 PM, Bernard Devlin wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> Am I right in thinking that many messages are not triggered when the tool
> being used is one of the paint tools?  For instance, mouseEnter,
> mouseLeave, and even mouseMove do not appear to work when LC is in this
> state.
>
> I've never really worked with the paint tools before, but they seem core to
> the LC system (since they were there since v1 of the language).  I would be
> surprised to discover that messages are not sent when the paint tools are
> used.  For example, I don't see anywhere in the dictionary entry on
> mouseMove where it says that this (most basic) message only fires when
> browse and pointer tools are used.

I believe the IDE traps and uses the messages. The last time I checked, 
which was a long time ago, messages fired normally without interference 
in a standalone. That may have changed now, but way back in MC I 
remember discovering that.

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