looking for a smart approach to "sort" an array

Mike Bonner bonnmike at gmail.com
Sat May 6 15:32:59 EDT 2017

Cool stuff! Didn't know you could hide things with tab, and will have to
look at metadata now.  Thanks!

On Sat, May 6, 2017 at 1:30 PM, Jim Lambert via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> > Jacque wrote:
> > I've done this often, it's a nice clean solution. And now that we can
> > set tabstops to 0, the second item won't be visible whether there's a
> > horizontal scrollbar or not.
> That’s right!  tabwidths are handy for this hiding too.
> But I realized Tiemo might not even need to bother hiding the otherData if
> he takes advantage of another property of fields - the metadata property:
>         set the metadata of line 1 of field 1 to otherDataString
>         set the metadata of line 2 of field 1 to otherDataString2
> A field’s metadata is never visible.
> Yet the otherData strings will travel along with each line as the user
> drags the the lines up and down.
> LiveCode offers so much flexibility! We can usually have a choice of
> approaches to any problem
> Jim Lambert
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