Help: Does anyone use legacy message box behavior?

Graham Samuel livfoss at
Tue Feb 7 06:48:20 EST 2017

Forgive my stupidity, but how would you use this feature, specifically in debugging a standalone, and what’s wrong with it now?



> On 7 Feb 2017, at 07:16, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> On 2/6/17 9:28 PM, Monte Goulding via use-livecode wrote:
>> Hi Folks
>> I’m in the midst of making the message box redirect work in all
>> engines (
>> <>) and it would seem
>> that there’s a legacy message box behavior that could be removed from
>> the engine. It’s not used by the IDE. The behavior is if no message
>> box redirect is set then it looks for a stack named “Message Box”,
>> sets the text of the first field then raises the stack. As this is
>> only an IDE thing I strongly suspect we are ok to remove the code but
>> while I’m waiting for the team to wake up in Scotland I thought I’d
>> check here!
>> It would be easy to work around even if you have been depending on it
>> because it’s just setting the property and then handling msgChanged
>> to put msg where ever you want.
> Do whatever it takes, I've been waiting for this for years. I could really use it right now. Debugging standalones is an exercise in frustration.
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