Can't call functions from messagebox in 6.5.1

dunbarx at dunbarx at
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


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?)


-----Original Message-----
From: J. Landman Gay <jacque at>
To: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at>
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 

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

Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at
HyperActive Software           |

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