Sending a message to users that floats above everything

Stephen Barncard stephen at
Tue Aug 22 16:43:45 EDT 2017

the Android world creeps me out. And those phones always seem to break.


Stephen Barncard - Sebastopol Ca. USA -

On Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 11:57 AM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode <
use-livecode at> wrote:

> I did roll my own but it isn't possible to get it quite right. It's called
> a "toast" because it pops up/slides up from the bottom of the screen and
> then slides back down again. Doing it in LCS requires visual effects which
> break the effect if there is anything under the sliding area; everything in
> that rectangle animates. The hack can only be used on a blank area of the
> card.
> A native toast is required, with the added benefit that it really does
> display on top of everything else without any layer-adjustments.
> BTW, if you're interested in Android terminology, a toast-like message
> that reaches from edge to edge on the screen is called a "snackbar". Go
> figure. Snackbars are like toasts except that they are dismissed by swiping
> and can provide buttons for user interaction.
> On 8/22/17 12:49 PM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode wrote:
>> Oooh I was thinking about toasting... err rolling my own!
>> On 2017-08-22 17:10, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode wrote:
>>>> Educate me, what is toast?
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