Card colo(u)rs

Richmond richmondmathewson at
Sun Jun 28 12:47:06 EDT 2015

On 28/06/15 17:55, Richard Gaskin wrote:
> Richmond wrote:
>> So, there I am, merrily making a stack using LiveCode 7.0.5 with 3 cards
>> (sophisticated stuff), and I wish to have each of the cards with a
>> different backgroundColor.
>> Setting the colour of card 1 via the prefs palette was easy, as was
>> setting the colour of card 2 via the prefs palette, HOWEVER
>> setting the colour of card 3 via the prefs palette resulted in card 2
>> ALSO ending up that colour
>> (i.e. cards 2 and 3 have the same backgroundColor)
>> which is a pain in the b*m.
> I'm assuming where you wrote "prefs palette" you meant "Inspector 
> palette", yes?
> I'm unable to reproduce this.  Whether through the Inspector or via 
> script, when I set the backgroundColor of a card no others are affected.
> I went further to navigate to different cards and set each to their 
> own backgroundColor, leaving one alone as a control for this 
> experiment.  In all cases the cards retained the colors I expected.
> Are you sure you were setting that property for the card and not the 
> stack?


> Remember that by default the Inspector is dynamic, and will change its 
> display as the user context changes.  So if you open it for card 
> properties but then select an object on the card, it'll change its 
> controls for those to set the properties of the selected object.
> Similarly, if you open it to edit properties of a given card but then 
> navigate to a different card, the Inspector will change to show stack 
> properties, since the card you'd opened it for is no longer part of 
> the current context.
> This dynamic behavior can be overridden with the lock icon in the 
> upper-right of the Inspector window if needed, but the default is that 
> it's dynamic.   Note that the object it's working on is reflected in 
> the Inspector window's title bar, so you can see when this context 
> changes.
> If you have a recipe for this please post it here, but at the moment 
> the recipe given doesn't reproduce the issue here in either v7.0.6rc3 
> or 6.7rc2 (the only two versions I have in my Ubuntu launcher).

Right: I'll get down to that.


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