create field suddenly not a good chunk

Scott Rossi scott at tactilemedia.com
Tue Feb 16 01:26:59 EST 2016


Did you include "stack" in the variable name?  Pretty sure you just need
the stack's name, so maybe that was causing a failure.

As a quick and dirty test, I tried creating 3 new stacks, and executed
variations of this line from  the message box: set defaultStack to
"untitled 3";create fld

When running this here, switching the number after "untitled" causes a
field to be created in the designated stack as expected.  Maybe some other
part of your script is forcing a change of the defaultStack.

Regards,

Scott Rossi
Creative Director
Tactile Media, UX/UI Design




On 2/15/16, 10:16 PM, "use-livecode on behalf of Matt Maier"
<use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com on behalf of blueback09 at gmail.com>
wrote:

>It didn't. I set the defaultstack once when the whole thing loaded and
>again right before creating the field, then had it put the defaultstack
>into a variable so I could confirm it was correct. The words in the
>variable were exactly what I wrote on the line (stack "HowstrBeta").
>
>On Mon, Feb 15, 2016 at 10:07 PM, Scott Rossi <scott at tactilemedia.com>
>wrote:
>
>> If the goal is create an object in a specified stack, does setting the
>> defaultStack first not work?
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Scott Rossi
>> Creative Director
>> Tactile Media, UX/UI Design
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On 2/15/16, 8:35 PM, "use-livecode on behalf of Matt Maier"
>> <use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com on behalf of
>>blueback09 at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> >As far as I know I didn't make any changes that would explain this.
>> >
>> >All of a sudden this line: "create field stack "HowstrBeta"  is giving
>>me
>> >this error "(Chunk: source is not a container), char 1"
>> >
>> >After some experimentation and googling I discovered that it would work
>> >again if I changed that line to this: "create field (the long ID of
>>stack
>> >"HowstrBeta").
>> >
>> >BTW, it was the same error for two other areas which created graphics
>> >instead of fields.
>> >
>> >Any ideas why Livecode would happily take "create field stack
>>"Whatever""
>> >for many months and then suddenly demand it be phrased differently?
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