Sending a message to users that floats above everything

J. Landman Gay jacque at
Sun Dec 3 18:01:17 EST 2017


I think the team has forgotten about the PR for the Android toast. 
Anyone want to try their hand at making it in LCB?

On 8/21/17 12:25 PM, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode wrote:
> On 2017-08-21 17:41, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode wrote:
>> Monte's external works great on newer Android devices but seems to
>> crash on older ones. That's why I had to replace it with a hacked up
>> fake in my Android object library. There's a pull request in git for a
>> native toast that is waiting for review and as soon as it's available
>> I will switch to it. It's been waiting for a while, I hope it gets
>> attention soon. Answer dialogs aren't appropriate for any OS any more.
> Oops - that one slipped off our radar a bit (actually there's another PR 
> from HedgeHao which has been languishing for a while fixing a bug in the 
> browser widget... Sorry @HedgeHao). I'll see if I can get them sorted 
> out tomorrow.
> I wonder whether the 'toast' one might make a nice example of using LCB 
> though - there are only three calls needed to do it. So I might convert 
> it to LCB as an exercise - it makes it easier for others to adapt; and 
> is a lot lower overhead than having it in C++/Java in the engine. 
> HedgeHao has already done the hard part of figuring out the APIs to use, 
> and how to use them :)
> Warmest Regards,
> Mark.
>> -- 
>> Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at
>> HyperActive Software           |
>> On August 21, 2017 6:28:54 AM Jonathan Lynch via use-livecode
>> <use-livecode at> wrote:
>>> I will check that out - thanks Dave
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>> On Aug 21, 2017, at 5:18 AM, Dave Kilroy via use-livecode 
>>>> <use-livecode at> wrote:
>>>> Jonathan - how about a toast? (on Android that is), I haven’t tested 
>>>> it but I would assume it would appear above a browser…
>>>> Monte did an external some time ago (mergAndroid I think) that I’m 
>>>> pretty sure included support for toasting :)
>>>> Kind regards
>>>> Dave

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