Close Stack Cleanup

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at
Thu Feb 4 18:10:11 EST 2021

Thanks for the reply Jacque. I ran the message watcher while clicking the red dot. None of the messages that appear have anything to do with closing the stack.

Here’s what I came up with. The closeStackRequest is NOT getting sent to the current card as the dictionary indicates, although the target IS the current card. It DOES get sent to the stack though. So I put this in the stack script and it DOES work with the red dot.

on closeStackRequest
   if the short name of the target is "Main” then — I have substacks but no other cards called Main
      dispatch resetMainForm to the target
   end if

   save this stack
   pass closeStackRequest
END closeStackRequest

Bob S

On Feb 4, 2021, at 2:52 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode <use-livecode at<mailto:use-livecode at>> wrote:

There used to be a gREV* global variable that tracked the dirty status and if the stack was dirty it put up the "do you want to save?" dialog. I can't find it now so something has changed. When it existed, you could toggle that variable via script and the IDE wouldn't bother you.

The IDE does pass the closeStackRequest to your stack after it checks the stack status. The docs are correct that you don't get that message when a script closes the stack but you can use closeStack instead; however, first we need to find out where that variable went to. It used to be in the globals pane of the message watcher, and I'd recognize it if I saw it, but I can't remember now what it was.

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