Can't call functions from messagebox in 6.5.1

dunbarx at aol.com dunbarx at aol.com
Sat Dec 21 18:24:59 EST 2013


This is AWFUL, and I will tell you why.


You can no longer  say:


put yourFunction() into fld 1 --from the message box


So I see how absolutely cool a feature it is, saving enormous energy to only have to write


yourFunction()


and have it appear in msg, but what if I want to test the function and have the answer appear in a field? Oh, well then, just make a button and put a handler in its script. No problem. None at all.


(Or, er, am I overdoing this and there is in fact a way to do this from msg?)


Craig


-----Original Message-----
From: J. Landman Gay <jacque at hyperactivesw.com>
To: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
Sent: Sat, Dec 21, 2013 4:42 pm
Subject: Re: Can't call functions from messagebox in 6.5.1


On 12/21/13 3:27 PM, Dr. Hawkins wrote:
> I've tried calling functions from the messagebox in 6.5.1, both from my
> mainstack and builtins, such as revDataFromQuery(), and get messages like:
>
> Message execution error:
> Error description: Function: error in function handler
> Hint: getVal
>
> This was never a problem with 5.5

Are you using "put getVal()" ? That was changed. Now you just type 
"getVal()".

No idea why this was changed, maybe it's a feature.

-- 
Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software           |     http://www.hyperactivesw.com

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