The Long Name peculiarities
pete at lcsql.com
Mon Jun 18 18:32:29 EDT 2012
I've come across what I think is a bug in what is returned as the long name
of a control. It only happens in fairly obscure circumstances.
Here's the recipe (LC 5.5).
Group the two graphics together and give the group a specific name, eg
"Groupa", instead of it's default name
Give one of the two graphics a specific name, eg "grc1", instead of its
Select the named graphic and in the message box, do "put the long name of
selobj()" You will get:
graphic "grc1" of group "GroupA" of ….
Now select the other, unnamed graphic and repeat the message box command.
You will get
graphic id 123 of group 456 of……
In other words, if a control is unnamed, the long name returns the ids of
it's owner(s), not their names.
Some of my scripts are failing because of this because I am looking for
certain group names in a control's long name
To me, this is a bug but I've been corrected before on what I believe to be
bugs so what do you think?
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