Peter Brigham MD pmbrig at
Mon Nov 8 07:47:51 EST 2010

Here's the way I do it. I show a small display stack, the idea is just  
that it's a billboard to tell the user that the saving is occurring.  
It closes after the save is done.

on doSave
    modeless stack "savingAlert"
    wait 10 millisecs
    save stack "pdData"
    set the lastSaved of stack "pdData" to the seconds
    close stack "savingAlert"
    go stack "pdData"
end doSave

-- Peter

Peter M. Brigham
pmbrig at

On Nov 8, 2010, at 1:24 AM, Mark Smith wrote:

> Hi Craig,
> Forget the part about not knowing when a save is done... I'm a  
> little tired
> at the moment but did figure it out.
> I have code that says:
> on mouseUp
>   save this stack
> end mouseUp
> Pretty simple. But there is no visible indication to the user in my  
> stack
> that anything happened. So what I want to do is:
> on mouseUp
>   -- show a dialog saying we're saving now... (sort of like what  
> runrev
> itself does when you do cmd-S)
>   save this stack
>   -- dismiss the dialog
> end mouseUp
> BUT, the only dialogs I have found in runrev are ask or answer, both  
> of
> which require the user to dismiss them. How do you do an information  
> only
> dialog (or is it an alert?) that does not require user intervention?
> PS which reminds me, is there anyway to see how the IDE itself was
> implemented? (i'd go look at the code for the IDE's save command).  
> I've
> heard or read that it is possible to do that but haven;t discovered  
> how.
> Thanks again,
> -- Mark
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