what messages are fired when paint tools are used?

dunbarx at aol.com dunbarx at aol.com
Tue Feb 3 17:29:03 EST 2015

"mouseMove is sent with any tool. 

With paint, some messages are sent to the card, such as "moveStack".  Both "mouseEnter" and "mouseLeave"is sent when coming from, say, the titleBar, or from outside the card window. . But within a card or its controls, not much...


-----Original Message-----
From: Bernard Devlin <bdrunrev at gmail.com>
To: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
Sent: Tue, Feb 3, 2015 3:52 pm
Subject: what messages are fired when paint tools are used?

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

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.

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