saving to stand-alones

Troy Rollins troy at
Wed Jun 19 11:14:00 EDT 2002

On Wednesday, June 19, 2002, at 12:01  PM, Cornelia Brunner wrote:

> I need to make a stack to which people can add new cards with new text. 
> How
> can I write a stand-alone stack that saves new text input? The 
> documentation
> tells me that you can't save to a stand-alone. Are there any 
> work-arounds or
> externals anyone has heard of?

On Windows, you can't save to the main stack of a stand-alone, because 
you can't modify a running application. The simple way around this is to 
create externally referenced sub-stacks for your data, which you can 
save, as they are not the running application. You don't need externals 
or even work arounds to do this, just use the distribution builder and 
tell it to keep the sub stacks external from your app.

There have been fairly extensive threads about this in the group, and 
the RunRev site offers a downloadable archive of it. Many of the little 
pitfalls and differences from other systems have been discussed here, so 
I recommend getting it and doing some searches on your basic conversion 
questions, you are likely to find that the answers to most of them 
already exist.


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