The Long Name peculiarities

Mike Bonner bonnmike at gmail.com
Mon Jun 18 19:08:58 EDT 2012


Yep, do the same with buttons.

create button
create button


you get two buttons with no text, IE no name. Do something that forces the
name to be set and viola'.

if you create button then put the name of the last button, same deal. It
puts the id because apparently the name is not set. This also explains why
the name in the inspector shows the id of the object.  No name, engine does
the best it can and shoves the id of the object into the name field.

So i guess the answer is always name your objects after create.

On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 5:01 PM, Mike Bonner <bonnmike at gmail.com> wrote:

> If you go into the inspector after creating the 2 grcs the name is set to
> the id. I think this is a behavior that occurs when there is no valid name
> set for the grc, but the name of the grc isn't actually whats shown in the
> inspector. If you click in the box, don't change the name, click out of the
> box, things start to work. (and it would make sense.  No name available, so
> it defaults to showing the id of things instead)
>
> Still think its a bug though, shouldn't there be a valid default name that
> is set when using 'create grc' ?
>
>
> On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 4:46 PM, Bob Sneidar <bobs at twft.com> wrote:
>
>> Wow! Nice catch! If not a bug, it's certainly an "anomaly".
>>
>> Bob
>>
>>
>> On Jun 18, 2012, at 3:32 PM, Peter Haworth wrote:
>>
>> > 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).
>> >
>> > Button script:
>> >
>> > on mouseUp
>> >  create graphic
>> >  create graphic
>> > end mouseUp
>> >
>> > 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
>> > default name
>> >
>> > 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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