Canvas Limited to 32767

Ralph DiMola rdimola at
Tue Oct 6 14:28:50 EDT 2020

Desktop and mobile. It's a scrolling group with many sub-groups each with 1
or more fields. Sometimes the height of the main group > 32767.

It's the result of a proximity search and in dense areas users are getting
hosed by this limit. Customer is screaming (but don't they always).

Ralph DiMola
IT Director
Evergreen Information Services
rdimola at

-----Original Message-----
From: use-livecode [mailto:use-livecode-bounces at] On Behalf
Of Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2020 2:01 PM
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Subject: Re: Canvas Limited to 32767

Ralph DiMola wrote:

 > I just ran head first into this. Could someone explain why other than  >
moving from an int16 to an int32 this is such a challenge? This should  >
have been addressed during the refactoring of the engine.

Is this for the weird recommended mobile workaround of putting a text field
into a group just to have it scroll, or something else?

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems
  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
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