lockScreen Property Question

Reuben Rivera 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  
trying
to resolve the problem.  Nice to have an "elegant" solution.
Reuben Rivera
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  
>> prevent
>> 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   
>> regardless
>> 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  
>> certain
>> 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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