Moving a Group Smoothly

Peter Haworth pete at lcsql.com
Sun Jan 4 00:44:26 EST 2015


Instead of moving the group, try show/ hide "with visual effect". More info
in the dictionary.
On Jan 3, 2015 8:07 PM, "Brahmanathaswami" <brahma at hindu.org> wrote:

> This has probably been asked and answered 100 times.
>
> Because of the iOS limitation on opening substacks (no second windows
> allowed)
>
> I have set up a whole piece of the UI that I would normally put onto a
> substack... into a group...
>
> A "close" button and GUI clean up routine in the preopenstack handler
> pushes the group below the visible area to  291,1204
>
> I just want the group to "slide up" smoothly and very quickly. But this
> script, in the 7.01 IDE performs very badly:
>
> on mouseUp
>    lock messages
>    move group "SettingsDialog"  from 291,1204 to 291,351 without waiting
> end mouseUp
>
> The group moves up slowly and "stutters" as it moves. For modern UI/UX we
> really need elegant motion graphics behavior across the whole platform.
>
> Can this be improved?  Is perfectly smooth motion even possible now in
> LiveCode? I realize it was never so great years ago, but I've been doing so
> much server side LC work in the past few years and hardly touched the
> presentation layer of app development until recently...and all my in house
> production tools apps are very plain/functional designs with zero eye
> candy.   I thought motion would have much improved by now. What am I doing
> wrong?
>
> (Mac OS X Yosemite)
>
>
> Brahmanathaswami
>
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