Acessing button scripts in a HC stack ?

Bridger Maxwell bridgeyman at
Tue Mar 21 18:41:01 EST 2006

Try using AppleEvents.  I don't have a mac nearby to test it on, but I have
seen it work.  I don't think the Hypercard program needs to have a handler
to receive this.

request "the script of btn " & (cd fld "ButtonName) from program "Hypercard"

On 3/21/06, Francis Nugent Dixon <effendi at> wrote:
> Hi from Paris,
> I thought that I had been explicit, but apparently not !
> From a Rev 2.6.1 stack, I want to open a HC stack (at the
> same time), examine it visually, type a name into a field in
> the Rev stack which corresponds to a button that I see in
> the HC stack. Then I want to hit a button in the Rev stack
> which picks up the script from that button in the HC stack,
> and returns it to the Rev stack where I can play with it, using
> a Rev script.
> I also want to do the same with scripts from fields.
> "Reasonable request - no other interest"
>   (Only the very best - Tycoon - 1992 - Peter Kingsbery)
> Please don't ask me why I don't use "Cut" and "Paste" .....
> All of this is with the object of automating (as far as I can)
> my HC to Rev conversions. Building the stacks is a piece
> of cake with Rev, but modifying the scripts is a pain, so I do
> it ...... using a script ..... of course ! My problem is bringing
> the script over to Rev .....
> -Francis
> "Nothing should ever be done for the first time !"
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