Referencing a control name

Ralph DiMola rdimola at
Fri Jul 24 20:30:52 EDT 2015

Also "control" is a synonym for field, button, image.....

Ralph DiMola
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-----Original Message-----
From: use-livecode [mailto:use-livecode-bounces at] On Behalf
Of Peter Bogdanoff
Sent: Friday, July 24, 2015 8:06 PM
To: How to use LiveCode
Subject: Referencing a control name

Hi all,

I have this data in a field "MyField":

	button "Home",37,26,2,699

I want to reference that data like this:

	set the width of <item 1 of line 1 of field "MyField"> to item 2 of
line 1 of field "MyField"

How do I script the stuff inside the <> ? Sometimes that item will be a
field, graphic, etc.

Having a brain freeze.

Peter Bogdanoff
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