the defaultStack changes on resume

Trevor DeVore lists at
Wed Aug 9 14:48:08 EDT 2017

On Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 11:08 AM, Paul Dupuis via use-livecode <
use-livecode at> wrote:

> Has any one run into the following situation in LiveCode standalones?
> In a multiple window application, the user has either a standard window
> or a modal dialog open (the topWindow which is also the defaultStack).
> They navigate to a 3rd party application and by some means back to the
> LC standalone and click a control in the topWindow (again either a
> standard window or dialog) and that window is NO LONGER the defaultStack
> so an execution error occurs on the first control referenced that is not
> fully qualified.
> Obviously, I can fix this by fully qualifying all my object references
> (i.e. instead of using fld "x", using fld "X" of stack "Y") but I am
> curious is anyone else has seen anything like this?

I think this bug report has a recipe for the issue you are seeing:

This has been around for a long time. I don’t know of a workaround other
than fully qualifying all object references.

Trevor DeVore

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