LC 6 to 8 some strange expieriences aligning objects at resizeStack

Jan Schenkel janschenkel at
Fri Nov 18 10:46:34 CET 2016

Hi Tiemo,

You can always revert to the 'emulated' look and feel by changing the theme of the stack from "native" to "legacy".
There's no drop-down in the property inspector, so you'll have to use the message box.


Jan Schenkel.
Quartam Reports & PDF Library for LiveCode

"As we grow older, we grow both wiser and more foolish at the same time."  (La Rochefoucauld)

On Thu, 11/17/16, Tiemo Hollmann TB <toolbook at> wrote:

 Subject: LC 6 to 8 some strange expieriences aligning objects at resizeStack
 To: "LiveCode User Liste senden" <use-livecode at>
 Date: Thursday, November 17, 2016, 3:34 PM
 I am migrating an old LC 2-6 stack to LC 8.1.1 In this stack
 I resize and
 arrange all objects by script when resizing the window.
 First experience was, that on Windows everything worked the
 same as in LC 6,
 all objects looked fine and aligned when resizing.
 On OS X 10.11 I am still fiddling around since some days to
 get all objects
 aligned. The nasty thing is, that I now have lots of code,
 which I have to
 differentiate between Win and Mac, where I had all the same
 code for
 resizing up to now in LC 6.
 One of the tiny, nasty things is, that the rect of an option
 button now can
 be different, as the visible rect of the button. Only at the
 default button
 height of 22 both are congruent. I know, this is a new thing
 of the
 underlying OS X drawing routines. But since I can't test it,
 I have no idea,
 what happens going back on a 10.8 system or to Sierra, are
 there the same
 graphic objects, or do I have to differentiate for
 What is more annoying is that the height of the stack isn't
 anymore the same
 as the parameter newHeight of the resizeStack handler (what
 it was before on
 OS X and still is on Windows). Again lots more of code
 Another weird issue is that the video appears 26 pixel lower
 as the player
 object is located (26 is the height of my stack menubar).
 Now I have to
 place the player object more to top by the height of the
 menubar. Since I
 couldn't create a recipie in a test stack for this strange
 issue, I didn't
 reported this as a bug. Again here I feel very unsafe if
 this hard coded
 workaround to place the player object more to top, as the
 video has to
 appear, works on all OS X platforms.
 Now I feel very uncomfortable with LC 8.1.1 shortly before
 (Unfortunatly I discovered these resizing anomalies on OS X
 pretty late in
 my project) 
 Do you have any similar experiences? Any recommendations?
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