LC-apps for HC

Ingar Roggen ingar.roggen at
Fri Nov 30 16:41:51 EST 2018

Thank you, Bob

> 30. nov. 2018 kl. 18.49 skrev Bob Sneidar via use-livecode <use-livecode at>:
> I'll jump in here. 
> Porting/opening Hypercard stacks is a convenience. The primary issue is that Hypercard was optimized to index every text of every card in a stack to make finding information easier. New records? New cards. 
> Livecode? Not so much. In fact, not at all. There will be performance issues. But at least your field and button layouts will be intact, and you scripting *should* work out of the box. 
> At that point, your next task will be to refactor your app to switch to a database oriented app with single form layouts as opposed to multiple cards as records. Getting the information out of your cards and into a database, although not difficult, will have to be scripted. So far as I know, there is nothing that can "automagically" do that for you. 
> Bob S
>> On Nov 30, 2018, at 09:02 , Ingar Roggen via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
>> Hello, André,
>> I hope you still remember that we met in Las Vegas. I still use HyperCard and wonder if it has become easier to port HC-stacks to LiveCode? Do you know if there are any apps for that? And if not, would it be difficult to write them?
>> Regards
>> Ingar
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