Saving a stack state and variables

Chipp Walters chipp at chipp.com
Fri May 19 15:43:59 EDT 2006


Rob,

You can also always store your data in a stack and save it that way. IOW,
clone the existing stack with your data and save that stack. Then, you'll
need to read from it when you 'load' it back.

On 5/18/06, Jim Ault <JimAultWins at yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> On 5/18/06 12:49 PM, "Rob Beynon" <r.beynon at liverpool.ac.uk> wrote:
>
> > I therefore need to write out to a file the contents of all fields,
> > and the status of all buttons and menus, as well as some variables.
> > Because some fields can have many lines, it is not as simple as one
> > entry per line.
> > <<full quote below>>
>
> One simple technique for saving multi-line entries is to 'pack' them like
> this...
>
> replace cr with "^^" in textBlock  -- of course using a char you choose
> --now add textBlock to the other content
>
> --on reading back to form
> replace "^^" with cr in textBlock
>
> Hope this helps,
>
> Jim Ault
> Las Vegas
>
>
> On 5/18/06 12:49 PM, "Rob Beynon" <r.beynon at liverpool.ac.uk> wrote:
>
> >
> > Hi all,
> > I have a slightly weird stack
> > http://www.liv.ac.uk/pfg/LocalTools.html
> > that does something specific for our research.
> >
> > Basically, you enter one field (sequence) or download from the web,
> > then perform various operations based on choices, to generate an SVG
> > file that can the be edited externally. It's a bit specialised, but we
> > like it.
> >
> > However, I now want to use save and load menus to save the sequence
> > and the options in a file, and then reload it to generate that view
> > sometime in the future.
> >
> > I therefore need to write out to a file the contents of all fields,
> > and the status of all buttons and menus, as well as some variables.
> > Because some fields can have many lines, it is not as simple as one
> > entry per line.
> >
> > What more sophisticated methods would you suggest? The saved file
> > doesn't have to be human readable, although that would be a bonus.
>
>
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