[ ANN ] Release 8.1.0 RC-1

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Thu Aug 25 17:03:26 EDT 2016

Monte Goulding wrote:

 > Richard wrote:
 >> Any chance we can have the scriptTextFont and scriptTextSize global
 >> properties reinstated as the mechanism for that?
 >> http://quality.livecode.com/show_bug.cgi?id=11596
 > After reading the report I’m not really sure if they are deprecated
 > or not…

They worked in the MC IDE, and IIRC in the Revolution IDE for a while as 

Maybe what happened is that during the major Script Editor overhaul 
someone who wasn't familiar with the long history of those HyperTalk 
properties replaced them with scripted alternatives.

I like Panos' suggestion:

 > Could we probably set them on startup?
 > put revIDEGetPreference("cScriptEditor,editor,font") into scriptTextFont
 > put revIDEGetPreference("cScriptEditor,editor,fontSize") into 

You'll also want to use those properties for any getters as well, given 
that they are global and perhaps settable by third-party plugins.

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems
  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
  Ambassador at FourthWorld.com                http://www.FourthWorld.com

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