Transitioning to LiveCode 9...

J. Landman Gay jacque at
Tue Jul 10 16:09:59 EDT 2018

Use the Find and Replace dialog (Edit menu) and you can change them all 
with a single click.
Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at
HyperActive Software |
On July 10, 2018 1:23:04 PM Paul Dupuis via use-livecode 
<use-livecode at> wrote:

> First, I love all the things added to LiveCode 9 and, while I haven;t
> had a chance to download 9.0.1 yet, I am sure it (and 9.0.2, etc.) will
> just keep getting better.
> However, I must vent that transitioning old stack to LC9 is now always
> easy. In some ways (text handling) I find the degree of compatibility
> amazing, but in others I run into a lot of code to change.
> I am transitioning a large app built under LC6.7.11 and ran into the
> following:
> In LC6.7.11 you could say 'set the effective label of button X to Y' and
> it worked (it essentially ignored the 'effective' keyword and set the
> label property). Now this is not sound syntax and I have no idea why the
> code (which has had many developers work on it) used the 'effective'
> keyword in a set statement. I suspect "Copy and Paste" was the cuprit.
> Irregardless, it works in LC6.7.11
> In LC9.0.0, the same line, 'set the effective label of button X to Y'
> throws a syntax error (probably rightly so!). However, it does mean I
> now have to change what seems like a zillion instances of 'set the
> effective label ...' to just 'set the label ...'
> Uggh!
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