Visual Effect

scott at scott at
Sat Apr 18 15:15:46 EDT 2020

From the docs:

The visual effect command affects only navigation within a window. If you want to create a transition effect when moving between stacks, use the window form of the go command :

visual effect "wipe down"
go stack Index in window "Part 2" -- replaces stack on screen


> On Apr 18, 2020, at 11:47 AM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> I’m having trouble wrapping my head around visual effects. I’ trying to hide and show stacks using visual effects. 
> Consider this in a button:
> on mouseUp
>   wait 1 second
>   set the visible of homeStack() to false 
>   lock screen
>   set the visible of homeStack() to true
>   unlock screen with visual effect reveal down very slow
>   breakpoint
> end mouseUp
> homestack() simply returns the file path of the main stack, which this button is on. 
> The visual result is indistinguishable from simply showing and hiding the stack. 
> Bob S
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