The 'startup' message not working in IDE

Monte Goulding monte at
Wed Jun 8 22:46:29 CEST 2016


local sFIrstRun = "true"

on preOpenStack
    if the owner of the target is me then
        if the environment is "development" and sFIrstRun then
        end if
        put false into sFIrstRun
    end if
end preOpenStack

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> On 9 Jun 2016, at 6:40 AM, Mark Wieder <mwieder at> wrote:
> Paul Dupuis <paul at ...> writes:
>> In LiveCode 6.7.11 and 8.1.0rc1 the startup message is send to your main
>> stack when the mainstack is built as a standalone. However, if you open
>> your stack in the IDE, the startup message is never received
> As mentioned, this is by design, and it's quite a useful feature. I put code that
> I want to run *only* in a standalone environment in the startup handler, and
> initialization code that is common to both a standalone and development
> environment in the startXXX handlers.
> That said, if you really want to test the startup code in the IDE you can always
> execute directly, either from the message box or from a test control:
> command testStartup
>  dispatch "startup" to card 1
> end testStartup
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