Refactoring is your friend / moving from 6.x to 9.x

Paul Hibbert paul at livecode.org
Wed Jan 2 09:17:00 CET 2019


Malte,

I think the info you were probably looking for is buried within the dictionary entry for the “lockScreen” Property, maybe this should be referenced a little better in the dictionary entries for “lock screen” and “unlock screen”, see below:

LiveCode keeps count of how many times the screen has been locked. You must balance each unlock with a lock; if you lock the screen twice and then unlock it once, the screen remains locked. For example, the following pair of handlers draws everything while the display is still locked:

on mouseUp
    lock screen    -- first lock
    drawStuff      -- gets locked again and unlocked in drawStuff
    show image "Sprite"
    unlock screen  -- now unlocked - 2 locks balanced by 2 unlocks
end mouseUp

on drawStuff
    lock screen    -- screen now locked twice
    show field "Notify"
    unlock screen  -- not unlocked yet - locked twice, unlocked once
end drawStuff

Paul

> On Dec 30, 2018, at 13:55, Malte Pfaff-Brill via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> 
> Hey Mark,
> 
> At least it is behaviour that changed between engine releases. :-)
> Thinking of a counter here is a good way to describe the behaviour, however, it is not what is written in the dictionary.
> 
> 
> "unlock screen
> 
> Sets the lockScreen property to false, updating the screen and displaying any changes made since the screen was locked.“
> 
> If unlock screen sets a property, the expectation would be to take effect as soon as one unlock screen is issued, as a property can only have one state. Nesting is not described in the dictionary. Not that I can not live with the change, that is not my point 
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