Bug: in 8.18 Stable and 9 Dp11 legacy stack import

Lagi Pittas iphonelagi at gmail.com
Thu Jan 25 08:54:19 EST 2018

Hi Mark,

I have rethunked overnight and I'm not sure whether the stack was "sort of
corrupted" but working and  might have something to do with it. I am under
pressure with some deadlines till the middle of next week but I will take
out an older version of the stack that was not corrupted and see if that
has the same import problem - and get you a version with the problem as

It might ...  heck - I just loaded  a very old version from last year into
lC9 and  the bold switches on and off ok ,  but It brought up a problem I
had with version 9 (maybe 8) before that had me stumped then  and now for a
good few minutes..

To recreate this "problem" created a new stack in 9 that is 1290 wide by
2048 (that wasn't the size of the stack which runs on different tablets and
phones and I automatically resize  but these sizes work to show the bug).

If you set the scalefactor  to 0.35 or 0.4 or 0.5 etc and its location is
more than a few 100 pixels from the left edge of the screen you can't drag
and drop any of the controls onto the card/stack in fact if I drop the
control onto the desktop it will then be placed on the card/stack. It gets
even more bizarre  if you have a second stack on the screen not even
selected but more to the left - the control that will not drop onto the
"selected stack" if when I drop it on the target stack will show up on the
other stack - in fact you can see it changing to the blue color. Even more
weird In fact when a control drops onto the stack it's not even  close to
where you placed it - this does not happen on the 6.xx series. In fact you
can drop controls on the stack by dropping them to the right of it ON THE

Anyway I've wasted a good couple of hours this morning "playing" but I will
get something together for next week and maybe a video as my ramblings are
probably incoherent.

Regards Lagi

On 25 January 2018 at 12:00, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> Hi Lagi,
> If you could file a bug describing how you reproduce the stack corruption,
> and send us the stack to use to reproduce we'll look into it.
> It sounds like there is a problem somewhere with loading of pre-7 stacks
> with certain field content - we'd obviously like to fix this :)
> Warmest Regards,
> Mark.
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