Native Switch Button?

Ben Rubinstein benr at
Thu Apr 23 11:24:30 EDT 2020

Hi Graham - I can't answer this in detail, but I have used the native 
switchbutton widget, a bit, without seeing any problem of the kind you 
describe. I'm catching the hiliteChanged message in the widget itself, not in 
the card script, for what that's worth.

(By the way, it scales - it's just that the default size is probably a bit 

On 23/04/2020 11:04, Graham Samuel via use-livecode wrote:
> To add to my query below, there’s something even more strange. In my beta app there is a card with three Native Switch Buttons on it (they all have different names). i have another test card, as described before, with its own switch. When a button script on yet another card executes a ‘go' to the 3-switch card, the hiliteChanged handler in the test card fires, even though the card isn’t open! Again, the switch on this card has a different name - I read somewhere that widget names have to be unique - but this CAN’T be expected behaviour, can it? I am about to issue a bug report, but it may take too long to get a recipe.
> Graham
>> On 23 Apr 2020, at 11:28, Graham Samuel via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
>> Is anyone using the Native Switch Button? It looks OK (a bit big on my iOS simulator, but it will do) and it works - although the insanity of spelling “highlight” two ways in the one object is apparent - but running an experiment just now in which I go to a card with such an on object on it and not much else, certainly nothing in the card script, a ‘hiliteChanged’ event is triggered even though AFAIKS the highlight (see what I did there?) hasn’t changed.
>> Is this expected behaviour? I can’t really believe it, but as usual I can’t see what i’m doing wrong. I certainly don’t want the message to be triggered unless the user touches the screen or I deliberately change the state by script.
>> Graham

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