savingStandalone Problem

Peter Haworth pete at mollysrevenge.com
Tue Dec 14 17:22:35 EST 2010


I'm still trying to figure this out.  Here's the latest twist - the  
About dialog in the standalone, which uses the custom property,  
displays the correct version as entered in the prompt dialog during  
savingStandalone.  But the custom property I see in the IDE doesn't  
get updated.

I seem to remember seeing something about LC making copies of stacks  
when it builds a standalone, or I might be dreaming that.  If there  
are stack copies involved, could that have anything to do with this?

Pete Haworth

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On Dec 13, 2010, at 6:29 PM, J. Landman Gay wrote:

> On 12/13/10 7:51 PM, Peter Haworth wrote:
>> Hi Jacquie,
>> I'm certain the prompt handler is returning the correct value - I  
>> put an
>> answer information in it right before the set statement and it showed
>> that the dialogdata had the value I keyed into the prompt form.
>
> Ask and answer dialogs change the value of the dialogdata, but I  
> understand it was just a test.
>
> I can't think of any other reason it would fail. Dialogdata is just  
> like a huge engine-wide global and you can use it however you want.  
> But any other dialog or modal can change its value so it isn't  
> dependable except immediately after it's set. The sample script you  
> posted should work, you were doing it right.
>
> I'm not sure what the goal is of opening a modal to request a  
> version number. Is there a reason not to use the message box or an  
> "ask" command?
>
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