Card colo(u)rs

Paul Hibbert paul at livecode.org
Mon Jun 29 12:23:01 EDT 2015


I totally agree.

I can't see the behaviour described in any version of LC, unless, I make the mistake of setting the Stack Background Colour when I think I'm setting the Card Background Colour due to the Inspector Palette switching over to the Stack Inspector as soon as I create a new card.

If anything, I’d say the ‘Bug’ is, "Unexpected behaviour of the Inspector Palette” as there is no reason AFAICS for the Inspector Palette to change in this way.

I also think this isn’t the only scenario where the Inspector Palette changes unexpectedly, but I’ve become so used to checking it before setting it that I can’t think of the other scenarios right now, it’s one of those things that I just put down to LC’s behaviour and my expectations not being in sync and another reason to use tools like lcStackBrowser.

Paul

> On Jun 29, 2015, at 06:33, Richard Gaskin <ambassador at fourthworld.com> wrote:
> 
> Peter W A Wood wrote:
> 
> >> On 29 Jun 2015, at 07:27, Richard Gaskin wrote:
> >>
> >> If they're taking bug reports on that early build it may be
> >> worth reporting.
> >
> > LiveCode are accepting and actioning bug reports on LiveCode 8.0 DP 2
> >
> >> Can you reproduce it in the current version?
> >
> > Yes
> >
> >> If so, how?
> >
> > 1. Open a new main stack
> > 2. Open the card inspector (card 1)
> > 3. Select the background fill
> > 4. Choose a colour (colour 1)
> > 5. Add a new card to the stack (card 2)
> > 6. Set the background fill to a different colour (colour 2)
> > 7. Add a new card to the stack (card 3)
> > 8. Set the background fill to a different colour (colour 3)
> > 9. Go to card 2, the background fill will now be colour 3 instead
> >    of colour 2
> 
> This recipe doesn't work for me.
> 
> When I try this here there's an extra step required that's not listed:
> 
> 5a. When creating a new card the Inspector will change its context from
>    the old card that's no longer visible to the stack, so I need to
>    double-click in the current (new) card to change the Inspector's
>    context to that card so I can change that card's color.
> 
> This was described in my original reply to this thread:
> <http://lists.runrev.com/pipermail/use-livecode/2015-June/215845.html>
> 
> Where I'd asked about this, Richmond originally answered:
> 
>  > Are you sure you were setting that property for the card and not
>  > the stack?
> 
>  Yup.
> 
> 
> But this morning when Alan noted the same thing, Richmond wrote:
> 
>   > The only comment I’d say is to be aware that the inspector
>   > changes back to the stack inspector after adding a new card,
>   > so be careful to open the card inspector each time. No doubt
>   > you all did this already…
> 
>   Hmm . . .
> 
>   I think you've got me there.
> 
> 
> This can be verified by running the recipe as shown above and noting whether the stack - and not the second (new) card - has the color that was intended for that card.
> 
> This can also be verified with the adage:
> 
> Know the engine
> Trust the engine
> Use the engine
> 
> Whenever there's any doubt about a possible bug which may be in the engine or in the IDE, it helps to double-check what the engine's doing by writing a simple scripts to do the same thing without using the IDE.
> 
> Here a test case might be:
> 
> on mouseUp
>   set the backgroundColor of cd 1 to blue
>   create cd
>   set the backgroundColor of cd 2 to red
>   create cd
>   set the backgroundColor of cd 3 to yellow
> end mouseUp
> 
> With Richmond's apparent confirmation in reply to Alan, at the moment it seems we have no recipe which reproduces this.
> 
> If you find one please file a report.
> 
> -- 
> Richard Gaskin
> Fourth World Systems
> Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
> ____________________________________________________________________
> Ambassador at FourthWorld.com                http://www.FourthWorld.com
> 
> 
> 
> _______________________________________________
> use-livecode mailing list
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com
> Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription preferences:
> http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode

Regards,

Paul Hibbert
paul at livecode.org







More information about the Use-livecode mailing list