browser widget again

Jacques Hausser jacques.hausser at unil.ch
Thu Jun 16 01:02:59 CEST 2016


And I forgot:

yes, the messageWatcher gives successive “inputLoc and the time when I click successive points on the map.


> Le 16 juin 2016 à 00:55, Jacques Hausser <jacques.hausser at unil.ch> a écrit :
> 
> In my html file, tCoord is declared (together with several other variables) before the first function initialize()
> .
> In the function initialize() I set the map, I create an elevation service (for the altitude) and a listener to catch the clicks on the map.
> 
> Then I have a function retrieving the last clicked location (but filtering out the double-clicks I leave to the API to deal with), pushing it in an array ‘locations’, then requesting the altitude of this location. The value of tCoord is set in this function as:
> tCoord = results[0].location + “," + results[0].elevation;
> and finally a marker is put at this location.
> 
> This is certainly not a very well designed javascript function, but it works. I have only a very thin and superficial knowledge of javascript (not even speaking of the google map API). As it is sooo easy to get something not working at all when trying to optimalize, I leave it as it is at the moment.
> 
> Eager to read about your theory !
> 
> Jacques
> 
>> Le 15 juin 2016 à 21:52, Mike Bonner <bonnmike at gmail.com> a écrit :
>> 
>> Hey, when the var tcoord is declared and/or set its value, how do you do
>> it?  If you bring up the message watcher, after grabbing your return value
>> it once, does it continue spamming your livecode handler?  I have the
>> inkling of a theory..
>> 
>> On Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 1:41 PM, Mike Bonner <bonnmike at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> Not sure I understand whats going on either, I'd probably have to see more
>>> code.
>>> 
>>> @david.. I don't have time to try it right now, but I _THINK_ if you have
>>> an existing function in your page and you want to get the results of that
>>> function out, you can treat the function as a parameter to your livecode
>>> call.
>>> 
>>> Meaning if you have defined a javascrpithandler named fred, and your page
>>> has a function named add() which takes 2 values to be added it will
>>> probably work do do this..
>>> 
>>> do "liveCode.fred(add(4,3))" in widget "browser"
>>> 
>>> Hmm in fact, i'll try it now.
>>> 
>>> Yep, it works fine. Just pop whatever existing function (that has a return
>>> value) that you want to get back out of the widget as a parameter to your
>>> javascripthandler call and poof. Out it comes.
>>> 
>>> In my test I had this in the page..
>>> 
>>> 
>>> <html>
>>> <body>
>>> <script>
>>> var tcoords='1,2,3'
>>> function add(p1,p2) {
>>> return p1 + p2;
>>> }
>>> </script>
>>> </body></html>
>>> 
>>> And have registered myJSHandler as my livecode hook.
>>> 
>>> Then this will get the results back out.
>>> do "liveCode.myJSHandler(add(1,2))" in widget 1
>>> It uses the existing add function to add the 2 numbers passed in, and my
>>> generic handler displays 3 in the message box.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 1:28 PM, Jacques Hausser <jacques.hausser at unil.ch>
>>> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> YESSS ! IT WORKS ! Many thanks, Mike !
>>>> 
>>>> But I’m very surprised: I don’t have to call my command “getLoc” more
>>>> than one time: after that, each time I change the location of my marker on
>>>> the map, the value of tCoord (which is declared at the start of the script,
>>>> that is, as “global”) is modified, the function is triggered and the new
>>>> coordinates are displayed in fld “Result”. I do not understand why,
>>>> actually. Nothing to do with my “exportXYZ” javascript function, which was
>>>> suppressed. My card script now contains:
>>>> 
>>>> command getLoc
>>>>   do "liveCode.inputLoc(tCoord);" in widget "mapBrowser"
>>>> end getLoc
>>>> 
>>>> on inputLoc
>>>>  put param(1) into fld “FResult"
>>>> end inputLoc
>>>> 
>>>> (it’s less general than your version, but I wanted just to check it)
>>>> 
>>>> I still have to dig further away to understand how it works. But you made
>>>> my day !
>>>> 
>>>> Jacques
>>>> 
>>>>> Le 15 juin 2016 à 20:25, Mike Bonner <bonnmike at gmail.com> a écrit :
>>>>> 
>>>>> You said tcoord contains the information you want to return...
>>>>> 
>>>>> I don't think you need to actually include the livecode function call in
>>>>> your html, I'm pretty sure you can remove it entirely and do something
>>>> like
>>>>> this..
>>>>> 
>>>>> do "liveCode.inputLoc(tcoord)" in widget "Browser" and it will work.
>>>> (It
>>>>> did for me, its possible there are issues elsewhere in the javascript
>>>> code)
>>>>> 
>>>>> In this way you can define a single javascripthandler and have it hand
>>>> back
>>>>> any data you need.
>>>>> 
>>>>> As a quick example, I set the htmltext of a widget to the following..
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> <html>
>>>>> <body>
>>>>> <script>
>>>>> var tcoords='1,2,3'
>>>>> </script>
>>>>> </body></html>
>>>>> 
>>>>> The ONLY thing in there as javascript is the declaration of tcoords
>>>>> 
>>>>> Then from the message box I set a javascript handler to myJSHandler and
>>>>> then..
>>>>> do "liveCode.myJSHandler(tcoords,'fred')" in widget 1
>>>>> 
>>>>> For my lc handler I used paramcount and param() to find out and show the
>>>>> data that was passed out.
>>>>> 
>>>>> command myjshandler
>>>>> put empty
>>>>> repeat with i = 1 to the paramcount
>>>>>    put param(i) & cr after msg
>>>>> end repeat
>>>>> end myjshandler
>>>>> 
>>>>> As expected the message box displayed
>>>>> 1,2,3
>>>>> fred
>>>>> 
>>>>> You might be able to leverage this into some debugging ability.
>>>>> 
>>>>> I did try a bunch of different ways to get things out (some that seemed
>>>>> like they SHOULD work but didn't, causing an "error eveluating
>>>> javascript"
>>>>> error)
>>>>> 
>>>>> It even seemed sometimes that a method that worked just a minute ago
>>>> would
>>>>> stop.  (I'm so bad at javascript though, its no surprise i'm lost)
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> On Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 10:38 AM, Jacques Hausser <
>>>> jacques.hausser at unil.ch>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>>> Still trying to use the browser widget and its javascripthandlers. I
>>>>>> picked information here and there (many thanks to those who answered my
>>>>>> previous mails, especially Mike) but really I would be glad to find a
>>>>>> detailed user’s guide somewhere. I’m using a html file exploiting
>>>> google
>>>>>> map’s API as URL, and it works perfectly well with the old style
>>>> browser.
>>>>>> But I cannot grab the information I want with the new browser widget.
>>>>>> Hereunder a simplified (and tested) example of what I tried for the old
>>>>>> browser (successfully) and the widget browser (to no avail).
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> ——————————————————————————————
>>>>>> old style browser:
>>>>>> ——————————————————————————————
>>>>>> in the card script:
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> command getLoc
>>>>>> get revBrowserCallScript(LBrowserID,exportXYZ)
>>>>>> put it into fld "FResult"
>>>>>> end getLoc
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> in the html file:
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> function exportXYZ()
>>>>>> //tCoord contains the ccordinates and altitude of the last point
>>>> clicked
>>>>>> {
>>>>>> var vCoord = tCoord;
>>>>>> return vCoord;
>>>>>> }
>>>>>> ——————————————————————————————
>>>>>> browser widget:
>>>>>> ——————————————————————————————
>>>>>> in the card script:
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> command getLoc
>>>>>> do "exportXYZ();" in widget "mapBrowser"
>>>>>> end mouseUp
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> command inputLoc pCoord
>>>>>> —- this command’s name is in the list of javascripthandlers for my
>>>> browser
>>>>>> put pCoord into fld "FResult"
>>>>>> end inputLoc
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> in the html file:
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> function exportXYZ()
>>>>>> //tCoord contains the ccordinates and altitude of the last point
>>>> clicked
>>>>>> {
>>>>>> var pCoord = tCoord;
>>>>>> liveCode.inputLoc(pCoord);
>>>>>> }
>>>>>> ——————————————————————————————
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> the html file is exactly the same in both cases except for the change
>>>>>> illustrated above. The map is displayed as expected in the browser
>>>> widget,
>>>>>> I can click any location to get a marker displayed and I can move to a
>>>> new
>>>>>> region with the following:
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> ——————————————————————————————
>>>>>> in the card script:
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> command newReg plat,plon,pzoom
>>>>>> do "goToReg(plat,plon,pzoom);” in widget "mapBrowser"
>>>>>> end mouseUp
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> and in the htlm file:
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> function goToReg(pLat,pLng,pZoom)
>>>>>> {
>>>>>> var newCenter = new google.maps.LatLng(pLat,pLng);
>>>>>> tmap.setCenter(newCenter);
>>>>>> var tZoom = parseInt(pZoom,10);
>>>>>> tmap.setZoom(tZoom);
>>>>>> }
>>>>>> ——————————————————————————————
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Thus “do … in widget” works; but I cannot fetch those damned
>>>> coordinates
>>>>>> with “liveCode.inputLoc(pCoord);". How to make the javascriptHandlers
>>>> to
>>>>>> work ?
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> PS: Mac 10.11.5, LC 8.0.2 rc2
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
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>>>> Biophore / Sorge
>>>> University of Lausanne
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Prof. Jacques Hausser
Department of Ecology and Evolution
Biophore / Sorge
University of Lausanne
CH 1015 Lausanne
please use my private address:
6 route de Burtigny
CH-1269 Bassins
tel: 	++ 41 22 366 19 40
mobile:	++ 41 79 757 05 24
E-Mail:	jacques.hausser at unil.ch
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