RE - defaultFolder usage
fgalimbe at FastWebnet.it
Mon Jul 15 13:43:01 EDT 2002
>>answer folder "Select the default folder..."
>>-- I choose, e.g., "C:/Documents and Settings/Filippo/Documenti"
>>if it is not empty then
>> set the defaultFolder to it
>> put the defaultFolder
>> -- I check that the defaultFolder is set to the folder I chose; in fact
I get "C:/Documents and Settings/Filippo/Documenti" in the message box
>> answer file "Select the file..."
>Both ask & answer file include an optional argument, [with <default.]
>for the default path instead of useing the defaultFolder.
>Try answer file "Select the file..." with "C:/Documents and
thank you for your suggestion.
I'm aware of the optional "with defaultPath" and "with defaulFilePath"
parameter of answer and ask file commands. The problem is that I need to
set the defaultFolder directly. I got a few hundreds of scripts ported from
Hypercard, where I used a XCMD (stdFile folderPath) to set the folder
before ask and answer file commands. I'm trying to replace the XCMD with a
Revolution command, instead of changing all the scripts:
on stdFile cartella
set the defaultFolder to cartella
-- cartella is a folder name, correctly formatted for the platform
The problem is that I get the same results of the example above, which was
just to show the problem.
stdFile "C:/Documents and Settings/Filippo/Documenti"
the defaultFolder is setted to "C:/Documents and Settings/Filippo/Documenti"
ask file "Select file"
-- open the box in the last used folder, or, sometimes, in "C:/Documents
and Settings/Filippo", but the never in "C:/Documents and
This behavior happens for all folders I've tried, with both Windows 2000
and Windows XP Pro.
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