changing the size of the image that's combined with text

Scott Rossi scott at
Tue Feb 16 02:17:13 EST 2016

Hi Matt:

The imageSource property is the one you're looking for, and AFAIK, using a
hidden or offscreen image is the way to adjust what is displayed in the
field.  If you have an image in a field whose imageSource is assigned to
an imported image, and you resize the imported image, you should see the
image reference in the field update as well.

It would be a good feature request for the imageSource property to accept
width/height values.


Scott Rossi
Creative Director
Tactile Media, UX/UI Design

On 2/15/16, 10:32 PM, "use-livecode on behalf of Matt Maier"
<use-livecode-bounces at on behalf of blueback09 at>

>This is one of those times when I end up sending an hour just trying to
>find out if I know what keywords to search for.
>Anywho, I want to combine images with text in a field.
>I found the right syntax for writing html that will combine text and
><p><img src="binfile:C:\Users\user\pics\somepic.png" char="b">lerg</p>
>and also that the char reference isn't necessary, so this works
><p><img src="binfile:C:\Users\user\pics\somepic.png"></p>
>It's a bit tedious to code, since you have to escape the quotes like this:
>put "<p><img src=" & quote & "binfile:C:\Users\user\pics\somepic.png" &
>quote & "></p>" into tHTML
>but whatevs, it works.
>Livecode doesn't care about the height & width information that normally
>along with an <img src> tag in html. I can't find a way to control the
>when using imageSource either.
>Is there a way to adjust the size of the image that's in the text field?
>I'm hoping I don't have to create a temporary image of the adjusted size,
>put it somewhere, and then reference the temporary image instead of the
>actual image.
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