lockScreen Property Question
rkrivera at earthlink.net
Tue Mar 7 23:35:47 EST 2006
Thanks very much for your suggestion. The screen now looks steady
as a rock...no more motion sickness. I really appreciated your help.
I had the lockScreen property set to true every other line of script
to resolve the problem. Nice to have an "elegant" solution.
On Mar 7, 2006, at 2:09 PM, J. Landman Gay wrote:
> Reuben Rivera wrote:
>> I've been working on a program that requires jumping from one
>> stack to
>> another. I've tried to incorporate the lockScreen property to
>> redrawing of the screen to keep me from sea sick while looking at the
>> screen and to speed up things. The problem I've run into is that
>> of where I put the the "lockScreen to true" command, I still can
>> see the redraws
>> from one stack to the other. Does this property not work under
>> situations? I'm a previous hypercard user and I've never had an
>> issue with
>> this before. I've check the written manual and it seems like it
>> should work
>> like it has with my previous experience with hypercard. Any hints
>> or insights?
> Actually, it worked the same way in HyperCard too. The "lockscreen"
> command should really have been named "lockwindow". Only the
> frontmost stack is locked. If you open 2 stacks at once in
> HyperCard, lock the screen, and then try to go to the second stack,
> you'll see the same behavior. The OS has to redraw the window.
> Unlike HC, there's a workaround in Revolution. Instead of
> "lockscreen", use the "go stack <stackname> in window <windowname/
> ID>" variant. See the "go" command in the docs; this command
> substitutes the contents of a stack into the same window as the
> current stack, basically avoiding the OS redraw.
> Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
> HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
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