lock screen / unlock screen causes livecode to crash?

Glen Bojsza gbojsza at gmail.com
Fri Dec 10 00:40:06 EST 2010

Further investigation suggest that

import snapShot from rect (the rect of fld tTemp) of fld tTemp

inside the lock screen is the actual line of code that is causing livecode
to crash?

Is there a work around?

Is there a way I can have the snapshot done outside the viewing area of the



On Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 10:30 PM, Glen Bojsza <gbojsza at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have an application which works perfectly fine on OS X which is where I
> do most of my livecode work.
> Having moved it to a Fedora Linux system the same application crashes.
> The following code is the culprit since I removed it from the major script
> and tested it in a separate button.
> When I push the button with just this code in it livecode crashes.
> If I put an unlock screen in between the repeats (indicated but is
> commented out) and then comment out the last unlock screen it works? But I
> need the screen to be locked for both repeats.
> local tTemp,tCounter
>    put "temp"&&the millisecs into tTemp
>    lock screen
>    create fld tTemp in grp nr1
>    set the opaque of fld tTemp to false
>    set the showBorder of fld tTemp to false
>    set the bottom of fld tTemp to -30
>    repeat with i= the number of imgs down to 1
>       if the short name of img i begins with "c_lbl_" then delete img i
>    end repeat
>    set the bottom of the templateImage to -50
>    repeat for each line theLine in tLabels
>       add 1 to tCounter
>       put theLine into fld tTemp
>       set the width of fld tTemp to the formattedwidth of fld tTemp
>       set the height of fld tTemp to the formattedheight of fld tTemp
>       import snapShot from rect (the rect of fld tTemp) of fld tTemp
>       set the name of the last img to ("c_lbl_"&tCounter)
>       set the angle of img ("c_lbl_"&tCounter) to 90
>    end repeat
>    unlock screen
> Any ideas?
> thanks,
> Glen

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