Has anyone got to the end of the BMI Calculator example?

Mike Bonner bonnmike at gmail.com
Tue Jun 7 18:06:00 CEST 2016


Hmm.  It also is referring to the "contents" property which is now in a
different place than it was, so it kinda horks things.  (But I go to the
second tab and fill in the styled text box anyway, and it lets me proceed)

On Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 10:00 AM, Graham Samuel <livfoss at mac.com> wrote:

> Thanks - doesn’t always work for me. The thing has actually got into a
> loop now… telling me to edit some script but not apparently letting me do
> it. I’m tired of this. I REALLY want to understand LC8 and my next step was
> to see if I could adapt an old desktop app of mine to HTML5, but right now
> there are too many concepts I haven’t grasped so I can’t start. Grrr.
>
> Graham
>
> > On 7 Jun 2016, at 17:54, Mike Bonner <bonnmike at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > The secret for me (which shouldn't be necessary) is to drag whatever
> > control/palette/whatever is being referred to by the tutorial and it
> forces
> > a redraw of the tutorial part itself, at which point I can get to the
> next
> > step.
> >
> > On Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 9:37 AM, Graham Samuel <livfoss at mac.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Hmm - looks like confirmation that the example (well the guidance
> really)
> >> is not robust. Since writing my email I did get a bit further by what
> >> amounts to a process of random clicks, but now I’ve reached “resize and
> >> position the graphic as shown” when nothing IS shown, so stuck again…
> very
> >> frustrating.
> >>
> >> Graham
> >>
> >>> On 7 Jun 2016, at 17:25, jim at omnia.on-rev.com wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Graham... I've been away from RunRev and LiveCode for quite a while and
> >> wanted to reorient myself to the new features.  I didn't get to the end
> >> either... Jim
> >>>
> >>> On 2016-06-07, at 11:57 AM, Graham Samuel wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> I’m still trying to get a handle on LC8, and I now have LC 8.0.1 on my
> >> Mac, which AFAIK is the latest stable release. But I still can’t get the
> >> BMI Calculator example to work all the way through - the guidance has
> >> abandoned me at the first field, and the ‘fast forward’ arrow doesn’t do
> >> anything.
> >>>>
> >>>> Has anyone got to the end, and if so, how did they do it? I know I am
> >> very much behind compared to all you LC 8 aficionados, but I am not yet
> >> convinced that I really understand what a widget is, so I need to see a
> >> whole working example to understand how widgets have changed the LC
> that I
> >> have been using for so many years.
> >>>>
> >>>> Can anyone help, or maybe suggest an alternative practical learning
> >> strategy - or shall I just tinker around until the fog clears?
> >>>>
> >>>> TIA
> >>>>
> >>>> Graham
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