Finding the LiveCode executable

Mike Bonner bonnmike at gmail.com
Wed Feb 16 14:28:46 EST 2011


Can't test on anything but win7 at the moment though so your mileage may
vary.

On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 12:26 PM, Mike Bonner <bonnmike at gmail.com> wrote:

> Doesn't get by the problem of a munged registry, but this should work to
> give you the location. (there are multiple keys that could work for this in
> the registry, this one should be fine)
>
> put
> queryRegistry("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\RevolutionStack\DefaultIcon\")
>
> returns
> C:\Program Files (x86)\RunRev\LiveCode 4.5.3\LiveCode.exe,1
>
> No longer have a mac so can't help there.
>
>
> On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 11:18 AM, Devin Asay <devin_asay at byu.edu> wrote:
>
>> Hello LiveCoders,
>>
>> I have a standalone from which I want to launch a stack in the LiveCode
>> IDE. Most of the time the 'launch document' command works perfectly for
>> this. But if the user has not associated the .rev or .livecode extension
>> with an application, (or if there is a Windows registry problem) this method
>> fails. As a backup I can attempt a launch <path to application> command, but
>> that only works if you know, well, the path to the LiveCode .app on mac or
>> the .exe on Windows. Now it's fairly simple to discover the default install
>> locations, but what if the user has installed LC in a non-standard location?
>> Is there a reliable way across platforms to discover where
>> LiveCode[version].app (Mac), LiveCode.exe (Win), or the LiveCode executable
>> (Linux) is installed?
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Devin
>>
>>
>> Devin Asay
>> Humanities Technology and Research Support Center
>> Brigham Young University
>>
>>
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