Moving a window without a dragbar...

Ken Ray kray at sonsothunder.com
Tue Dec 4 02:58:02 EST 2001


Chipp,

Ah... it's now much clearer. :-)

I think Jeanne's suggestion is much better for what you're intending on
doing.

Ken Ray
Sons of Thunder Software
Email: kray at sonsothunder.com
Web Site: http://www.sonsothunder.com/

----- Original Message -----
From: "Chipp Walters" <chipp at chipp.com>
To: <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2001 1:43 AM
Subject: RE: Moving a window without a dragbar...


> Ken,
>
> Thanks for the excellent explanation. I'll find it valuable in the future.
> But, what I'm trying to do it to NOT have the mouseDown, mouseMove,
mouseUp,
> mouseLeave etc.. be passed to buttons and fields so that buttons and
fields
> may have regular mouse functions. I can do that by putting
>
> on mouseDown
> exit to top
> end mouseDown
>
> on mouseMove
> exit to top
> end mouseMove
>
> etc.. in each button, image and fld. Can frontscripts be somehow used?
>
> Perhaps Jeanne's handler suggetion would be something like: (in the stack
> script)
>
> on mouseDown
> if the target contains "stack" then put true into dragWd
> ...
>
> Thanks again for your help,
>
> Chipp
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: use-revolution-admin at lists.runrev.com
> [mailto:use-revolution-admin at lists.runrev.com]On Behalf Of Ken Ray
> Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2001 1:28 AM
> To: use-revolution at lists.runrev.com
> Subject: Re: Moving a window without a dragbar...
>
>
> Chipp,
>
> Here's how it works:
>
> You create an object to hold a script (I usually use a button, but you can
> use anything) that you are going to insert into the "front" of the message
> passing hierarchy. Let's call this button "FS" (for "frontScript") and for
> ease of coding, place it on the window that needs to trap the messages.
When
> your window opens, you use this code:
>
> on preOpenCard
>     insert the script of btn "FS" into front
> end preOpenCard
>
> Button "FS" has all your 'mouseDown', 'mouseUp', 'mouseMove', etc. code
>
> What happens is that normally, when you click on a card object, the
message
> gets processed in the following order:
>
>   Card Object -> Card -> Group -> Stack
>
> Inserting a frontScript puts it *in front* of the objects on the card, so
> the new message hierarchy after inserting the script of btn "FS" is as
> follows:
>
>   Button "FS" -> Card Object -> Card -> Group -> Stack
>
> You can have multiple frontScripts; each new one is placed "in front" of
all
> the others. For example, if I had another button "FS2" that I inserted
next,
> the hierarchy would be:
>
>   Button "FS2" -> Button "FS" -> Card Object -> Card -> Group -> Stack
>
> Messages will not proceed up the hierarchy without being explicitly
passed.
> So in order for the buttons on your window to work (assuming they have
code
> in them), you'll need to "pass" the message after you're done moving the
> window.
>
> Hope this is clear; if not, let me know.
>
> Ken Ray
> Sons of Thunder Software
> Email: kray at sonsothunder.com
> Web Site: http://www.sonsothunder.com/
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Chipp Walters" <chipp at chipp.com>
> To: <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2001 12:59 AM
> Subject: RE: Moving a window without a dragbar...
>
>
> > Ken,
> >
> > Not sure ?HOW? to use a frontscript. Can you explain? thx
> >
> > -Chipp
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: use-revolution-admin at lists.runrev.com
> > [mailto:use-revolution-admin at lists.runrev.com]On Behalf Of Ken Ray
> > Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2001 12:15 AM
> > To: use-revolution at lists.runrev.com
> > Subject: Re: Moving a window without a dragbar...
> >
> >
> > Chipp,
> >
> > Use a frontScript. This way, mouse messages will hit the frontScript
> first,
> > and won't go to the buttons (unless you explicitly pass them).
> >
> > Ken Ray
> > Sons of Thunder Software
> > Email: kray at sonsothunder.com
> > Web Site: http://www.sonsothunder.com/
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Chipp Walters" <chipp at chipp.com>
> > To: <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
> > Sent: Monday, December 03, 2001 10:40 PM
> > Subject: Moving a window without a dragbar...
> >
> >
> > > I'm writing a little handler to move a window by clicking on it and
> > > dragging. I've inserted the following into the stack script:
> > >
> > > local startX,startY,dragWd
> > >
> > > on mouseDown
> > >   put true into dragWd
> > >   put the mouseH into startX
> > >   put the mouseV into startY
> > > end mouseDown
> > >
> > > on mouseMove newMouseH, newMouseV
> > >   if dragWd then
> > >     set the loc of this stack to \
> > > item 1 of the loc of this stack - startX + newMouseH, \
> > > item 2 of the loc of this stack - startY + newMouseV
> > >   end if
> > > end mouseMove
> > >
> > > on mouseUp
> > >   put false into dragWd
> > > end mouseUp
> > >
> > > on mouseRelease
> > >   put false into dragWd
> > > end mouseRelease
> > >
> > > on mouseLeave
> > >   put false into dragWd
> > > end mouseLeave
> > >
> > > This way you can build a project with no window borders or titlebar,
and
> > > have it still be dragged around the screen. How can I get buttons to
not
> > > react to the handlers above without explicitly coding "catch"
handlers?
> > >
> > >
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