Changing the width of a stack

Mike Bonner bonnmike at gmail.com
Sun Jun 28 01:27:10 EDT 2015


Just had another thought.  If you put everything in a group, you can then
(probably) set the stack width (keeping the group the same size as the
card) and then set the hscroll of the group appropriately.

On Sat, Jun 27, 2015 at 4:08 PM, Peter Haworth <pete at lcsql.com> wrote:

> Thanks Scott, that's a variation of Mike's script. As you say, you have to
> move the centered object in order to achieve this.
> Pete
>
> On Sat, Jun 27, 2015 at 2:56 PM Scott Rossi <scott at tactilemedia.com>
> wrote:
>
> > If I understand what you're trying to accomplish, try this:
> > go url "http://www.tactilemedia.com/download/setrect.livecode"
> >
> >
> > Click the colored boxes.
> >
> > If you want to have the clicked object remain centered on the card, you
> > need to move it because a card always draws from a topLeft of 0,0.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Scott Rossi
> > Creative Director
> > Tactile Media, UX/UI Design
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On 6/27/15, 1:32 PM, "Peter Haworth" <pete at lcsql.com> wrote:
> >
> > >Thanks to all for the suggestions, particularly Richmond and Mike whose
> > >solutions both involve moving the centered control to the left edge of
> the
> > >stack instead of trying to move the left edge of the stack to the
> centered
> > >control. The problem with globalloc and width and other stack related
> > >properties is they don't change the position of the left edge of the
> stack
> > >relative to the left edge of the centered control
> > >
> > >I suspected moving the centered control to the left edge of the stack
> > >would
> > >be reuired, just seems like there should be a more elegant way to do
> this,
> > >perhaps something like "position the left of stack xyz to the left of
> > >control abc".
> > >
> > >Pete
> > >
> > >On Sat, Jun 27, 2015 at 1:01 PM Mike Bonner <bonnmike at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > >> Looks like setting the width doesn't keep the horizontal position.
> > >>
> > >> A couple options, store the location of the button too, then position
> > >>it at
> > >> the left of the card after resize, and hide any other controls that
> were
> > >> already on that left side.
> > >> On restore, reset the width, and move the button back.
> > >>
> > >> Heres a quicky script (that I placed in a center button for testing)
> > >>that
> > >> toggles between the two states.
> > >>
> > >> local sWidth,sToggle, sStartLoc
> > >> on mouseUp
> > >>    if sToggle is empty then put false into sToggle
> > >>    put not sToggle into sToggle
> > >>    switch sToggle
> > >>       case true
> > >>          lock screen
> > >>          put the width of this stack into sWidth
> > >>          put the loc of me into sStartLoc
> > >>          set the width of this stack to the width of me
> > >>          set the visible of button 1 to false
> > >>          set the visible of button 3 to false
> > >>          set the left of me to the left of this card
> > >>          unlock screen
> > >>          break
> > >>
> > >>       case false
> > >>          lock screen
> > >>          set the width of this stack to sWidth
> > >>          set the visible of button 1 to true
> > >>          set the visible of button 3 to true
> > >>          set the loc of me to sStartLoc
> > >>          unlock screen
> > >>          break
> > >>    end switch
> > >> end mouseUp
> > >>
> > >> On Sat, Jun 27, 2015 at 1:48 PM, Alex Tweedly <alex at tweedly.net>
> wrote:
> > >>
> > >> > set the width of this stack to the width of theCenteredControl
> > >> >
> > >> > Alex.
> > >> > P.S. because the central control is centered, you want to make
> > >>symmetric
> > >> > changes to the left and right of the stack - and so simply setting
> the
> > >> > width will do that while leaving the horizontal position of it
> > >>unchanged.
> > >> > Obviously, before you do that, store away the 'current' width so you
> > >>can
> > >> > restore it later.
> > >> >
> > >> >
> > >> > On 27/06/2015 19:55, Peter Haworth wrote:
> > >> >
> > >> >> I have a stack with three controls on it, one at the left edge of
> the
> > >> >> stack, one centered horizontally, and one at the right edge of the
> > >> stack.
> > >> >>
> > >> >> I want to change the dimensions of the stack so that it's left edge
> > >>is
> > >> at
> > >> >> the left of the centered control and its right edge is at the right
> > >>of
> > >> the
> > >> >> centered control. And also change its dimensions back to the
> original
> > >> >> settings when necessary.
> > >> >>
> > >> >> As I have a graphically challenged brain, I have been unable to
> > >>figure
> > >> out
> > >> >> how to do this.
> > >> >>
> > >> >> References to the left of a  stack are relative to the edge of the
> > >> screen
> > >> >> so they move the position of the stack on the screen and don't
> change
> > >> its
> > >> >> width.
> > >> >>
> > >> >> I'm probably missing something obvious and hoping that someone will
> > >> point
> > >> >> it out to me.
> > >> >>
> > >> >> Pete
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