mergDocCanOpen opens iOS sharing menu

Ralf Bitter rabit at
Wed May 13 04:25:10 EDT 2020

Hi Monte,

thanks very much for taking the time to respond.


> On 13. May 2020, at 00:42, Monte Goulding via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> Hi Ralf
> It might be that `mergDocCanOpen` needs to be deprecated as it relied on a hack and Apple must have changed the behavior. Checking the result after `mergDocShow*` commands will still report if the document interaction controller was able to be shown for the document.
> Cheers
> Monte
>> On 13 May 2020, at 4:07 am, Ralf Bitter via use-livecode <use-livecode at <mailto:use-livecode at>> wrote:
>> Seems there is an issue with mergDocCanOpen(). Whenever this function
>> is called the iOS sharing menu shows up for a short moment at the top
>> of the screen. I am running LC 9.6.0 (rc1) and iOS SDK 13.2. The particular
>> script including this function worked fine in earlier versions.
>> Does anybody have a recipe to avoid this undesirable behavior?
>> Ralf

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