Export & LC8 & Browser widget

Terence Heaford t.heaford at icloud.com
Wed Mar 2 08:26:53 EST 2016


Thanks for the comments.

As I am using a Browser to display amCharts it would be good to be able to print the contents of the Browser.

This workaround of snapshot gives a poor printout when it is copied to an image for printing.

Would there be a better way to achieve this?

I understand the need to create widgets to showcase what can be achieved with LC8 but I am thinking it is counter productive
to include widgets that are not completed, particularly when LC8 is released.

The Browser is a good example in that without printing functionality, it’s not useless but is severely limited.


All the best

Terry

> On 2 Mar 2016, at 08:34, Mark Waddingham <mark at livecode.com> wrote:
> 
> On 2016-03-02 08:36, Terence Heaford wrote:
>> This suggestion doesn’t work because the widget is a Browser widget
>> and I believe the browser is not a true object
>> but a window overlay.
> 
> Not exactly - the browser widget is a true engine object, but it uses a 'native' layer to display itself. At present native layers do stack above the card layer (which also renders into a native layer, just with drawing code the engine has complete control over) but we would like to make them interleave as you would generally expect at some point (there's just a fair bit of engineering to do to get that to work!). (Note that there is a well defined ordering for layers used by native layer using objects - the layering follows the same layering as the objects on the card, its just that all non-native objects will stack first, then all native objects).
> 
> Whether or not you can actually get the pixels directly out of a native layer depends entirely on what 'kind' the native layer is and whether the platform lets you do that kind of thing.
> 
> See my other post for more details.
> 
> Warmest Regards,
> 
> Mark.
> 
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