open stack

Matt Maier blueback09 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 24 13:53:59 EDT 2016


Ah, yes, thank you. It looks like the defaultFolder must have been wrong.
Manually setting it to the same folder as the stack works.

I'm getting deja vu...like I complained about how the error message should
mention that it failed because it couldn't find the file in the folder
where it looked, instead of just "there was an error."

Anywho, I'm trying to add a dictionary entry for "open stack" with an
example of setting the defaultFolder first.

On Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 3:11 PM, Mike Bonner <bonnmike at gmail.com> wrote:

> If you're working in the ide, chances are the defaultfolder is not set to
> point to the correct place, which would mean you'd need to provide a full
> path to the stack you want to open, or set the default folder to point to
> the right place.
>
> the line "if there is a stack tFilename then open stack tFilename"  would
> not cause an error. It would either open the stack if it sees it (see the
> sentence above) or do nothing.  If you want to go that route for better
> information, do this..
>
> if there is a stack tfilename then
> open stack tfilename
> else
> answer information "No such stack"
> end if
>
> Alternatively, when you try to open the stack, check to see whats in "it"
> and "the result"  Often one or the other will provide useful information.
>
> On Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 2:03 AM, Matt Maier <blueback09 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > What's up with this not working?
> >
> > http://lessons.livecode.com/m/4071/l/17375-how-do-i-save-
> > custom-properties-in-a-standalone-application
> >
> > This is a really simple tutorial that I followed, but I get an error at
> the
> > "open stack" statement.
> >
> > I tried replacing it with this, but even though it doesn't error it also
> > doesn't open the "Main Application" stack.
> >
> > if there is a stack tFileName then open stack tFileName
> >
> > I tried replacing it with this, and the try statement does trigger the
> > catch, but there's nothing in the error variable.
> >
> > put "Main Application.livecode" into tFileName
> >    try
> >       open stack tFileName
> >    catch tError
> >       answer tError
> >    end try
> >
> > The go command doesn't work either.
> >
> > Both stacks are in the same folder.
> >
> > The open command isn't even in the dictionary, although it is in the
> online
> > documentation.
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