Sequential Layout of Script-created Objects
revolution at knowledgeworks.plus.com
Wed Dec 11 07:32:00 EST 2002
I am the original poster, and I am using something like you mention.
> Maybe the poster was thinking of something like this:
> repeat while n < the number of controls of group "grpbuttons"
> The "number of controls" function seems to be pretty fast, but there
> might be others not fast and it would be faster to not repeatedly
> count. An example might be "number of lines" for lots of lines.
I don't envisage the users including more than a few hundred lines (which in
turn would require the deletion/creation of a few hundred controls).
I've just done a test with 1000 lines. Refreshing the palette of buttons
(deleting then creating the same number of controls) with 1000 lines. The whole
operation takes about 7 seconds. This is far more entities than I envisage the
user's requiring, and as this is a maintainenance operation that I don't think
users will do more than once a day, I think the speed is probably acceptable.
However, I noticed that sorting the lines of text is itself very much faster,
so I may look at ways of bypassing the deletion/creation of all the buttons if
there is a speed issue. It may be that it is better to re-layout the controls
rather than to re-create them.
More information about the Use-livecode