Table Object?

Vaughn Clement vclement at
Fri Dec 13 13:26:51 EST 2013

OK Richmond

Now explain what you just said???? Furniture?
The Basic Table field is a data entry multiline entry control.
I was just commenting to Martin to be aware that it has a current issue.

Thank you

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On Fri, Dec 13, 2013 at 10:46 AM, Richmond <richmondmathewson at>wrote:

> On 13/12/13 19:32, Martin Baxter wrote:
>> On 13/12/13 16:35, Devin Asay wrote:
>>> On Dec 13, 2013, at 9:22 AM, Martin Baxter wrote:
>>>  I've been re-familiarising myself with Livecode after a longish hiatus
>>>> and looking at the standalone settings realised that I had no idea what
>>>> the "Table" script library is for. Maybe I once knew but...
>>>> In the User Guide it states that it is for "Use of the table object"
>>>> But that is the only mention of "Table Object" that I can find. AFAIK
>>>> there's no such thing.
>>>> I'm just curious, but can anybody enlighten me what that script library
>>>> is for?
>>> Would that be for the "basic table"-style field object?
>>> Devin
>>>  Maybe.
>> I thought it might have something to do with table fields, but I can't
>> find any info saying what exactly. I wonder if it might enable the
>> feature whereby the user can click on a "cell" in a table field and
>> apparently edit it in place? That's all I can think of.
>> I don't think I ever used that seriously, which might explain my
>> ignorance.
>> Table isn't mentioned under "library" in the dictionary.
>> Martin
> The 'Table object' belongs to a class of objects sometimes called
> 'furniture';
> this includes the following objects: 'Chair', 'Sideboard', 'Cupboard',
> 'Wardrobe' and 'Bed'.
> They can be treated rather like fields, except that they are containers
> for other objects rather than
> text or numbers; so one can use this sort of script:
> on mouseUp
>    put chair "theBrokenOne" in cupboard "theOneUnderTheStairs"
>    set the locked of cupboard "theOneUnderTheStairs" to true
>    if motherInLawDoesntObject is true then
>       do nothing
>    else
>       set the locked of cupboard "theOneUnderTheStairs" to false
>    end if
> end mouseUp
> [ 'motherInLawDoesntObject' is a user defined script ]
> Really, all you programmers; where have you been?
> Richmond.
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