Controls of Stack

Rob Cozens rcozens at pon.net
Fri Nov 22 11:28:00 EST 2002


>Does everyone know that repeat with x=1 to the number of controls of stack y
>only enumerates the controls on the current card? Bit of a bugger..eh?
>
>How does one parse all the controls of a stack ensuring that those in a
>background only get parsed once unless they are fields with the sharedText
>set to false... etc

Hi Monte,

It was a pain in the derriere in HyperCard where there is only one 
background per card.  It can only be worse in Revolution.

I believe the recommended approach to translation is to use the 
Profile Manager to preconfigure each control for each language 
supported.  I personally do not use this approach because I want my 
app to be translatable into any (Western) language, not just those it 
ships with.

FYI, the Serendipity Reference includes a short primer on stack 
translatability in the appendix, and the Serendipity Library includes 
translation tools + examples...but no handler to inventory your 
controls  :{(
-- 

Rob Cozens
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