Inspector Issue

Geoff Canyon gcanyon at
Wed Jan 21 13:08:27 EST 2015

Sorry I didn't see this before -- if you're seeing that the problem is now
fixed, then maybe -- maybe -- there was something wrong with the stack
before. If you still see the problem, if you have a large number of
cards/controls, maybe there's some inherent limit in the inspector you're
hitting. Navigator has limits as well, they're just very large. I think in
menus it's something like 300 cards/objects, and in lists I think it's
3000, or maybe 10,000. Those were set a long time ago because of
performance limitations. At this point I could probably remove them and the
engine/Navigator would likely hold up for much larger counts.

On Fri, Jan 16, 2015 at 3:14 PM, Peter Bogdanoff <bogdanoff at> wrote:

> Hi,
> I would like some expert advice.
> I have a stack that on some of the cards exhibit an issue: When you show
> the Inspector and there click on Inspect>… it doesn’t show all the
> controls. In fact it only shows Inspect>buttons> and then a list of the
> first 7-8 buttons on the card. On the card there are dozens of buttons,
> fields, an image, etc., but the Inspector doesn’t list them.
> When I use Geoff Canyon’s Navigator plugin I see all the controls, and
> indeed, all the controls seem to be visible and it all works. I can select
> any control and its properties display in the Inspector. Just that dang
> Inspect> triangle doesn’t show all it should.
> This issue occurs on many of the cards of this 3,000 card stack, but not
> all; on many all the controls show properly in the Inspector. This anomaly
> occured recently but doesn’t seem to affect the functionality of the stack.
> I’m using LC 6.3.1, but I also see it when I open that stack in a later
> version of LC.
> My question(s): Has anyone seen this before? and is my stack damaged? and
> should I revert to an earlier version?
> Peter Bogdanoff
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