Save dialog

Jan Schenkel janschenkel at
Mon Jul 22 13:22:00 EDT 2002

Hi Filippo,

I can't really help you with question (3), but I do
have good news for you for questions (1) and (2).
You will only see those "Save" dialog boxes in the
development environment.
In the final distribution, these don't show.

One suggestion I could give you for question (3) is to
keep RUnRev as GUI, and store the data in a different
way: a Valentina database, an XML-file,... and only
retrieve/save data as needed.
Unlike HyperCard, the use of stacks as databases isn't
MetaCard/RunRev's forte once the data goes over a
certain size.

Best regards,

Jan Schenkel.

"As we grow older, we grow both wiser and more foolish
at the same time."  (De Rochefoucald)

--- Filippo Galimberti <fgalimbe at> wrote:
> Dear All,
> I have three questions regarding the built-in Save
> dialog
> 1) I have some stacks that I use to display
> temporary information. They 
> should not be saved on close. Is there any way to
> stop the showing of the 
> built-in Save dialog when a user click the close box
> ? Displaying stacks 
> with the "modeless" command, and including a "close"
> button, is not an 
> option. I tried to intercept the "closeStack" and
> "closeStackRequest" but 
> they seems to be sent after the Save dialog is
> shown.
> 2) The Save dialog is shown even when no changes are
> made to the stack ( 
> make a new, empty, stack; I save it; and when I
> close it I get again the 
> Save dialog, notwithstanding I made no changes).
> 3) The built-in Save procedure compact the stack
> after saving it. Although 
> compacting is fast, I got stacks with tens of
> thousands of cards, and to 
> compact them takes a lot of time (Revolution seems
> much slower that 
> Hypercard with stacks with more than 5000 cards). Is
> there any way to 
> change the built-in Save procedure ? Is it implement
> as a script ? I looked 
> in the Revolution "components" folder with no
> success.
> Thank you in advance.
> Kind regards
> Filippo Galimberti
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