Down a leafy lane or up queer street?

Tore Nilsen tore.nilsen at me.com
Sat Apr 28 13:55:09 EDT 2018


What I do in these situations is to use the path stored in the variable sFolderPath like this

set fileName of image “whateverImage” to sFolderPath & “imageName”

or

put sFolderPath & “imageName” into tFilePath

set fileName of image “whateverImage” to tFilePath


Tore Nilsen

> 28. apr. 2018 kl. 19:51 skrev Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>:
> 
> In theory that should work . . .
> 
> But what happens is that I end with a grey square rather than the actual picture.
> 
> Richmond.
> 
> On 28/4/2018 8:42 pm, Tore Nilsen via use-livecode wrote:
>> Try this:
>> 
>> local sFolderPath
>> 
>> on preOpenStack
>> 
>> put specialFolderPath("resources")&"/myCrap/rez/" into sFolderPath
>> 
>> end preOpenStack
>> 
>> 
>> specialFolderPath(“resources”) will point to the folder containing the stack when you are in the IDE, and to the resources folder of your compiled application
>> 
>> 
>> Tore Nilsen
>> 
>>> 28. apr. 2018 kl. 19:38 skrev Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>:
>>> 
>>> Here I go agin, replying to my own posting:
>>> 
>>> I have this script in the stack:
>>> 
>>> onpreOpenStack
>>> 
>>> setitemDelto"/"
>>> 
>>> setthedefaultFoldertoitem 1 to-2 of(theeffectivefileNameofthis stack)
>>> 
>>> endpreOpenStack
>>> 
>>> but it ain't working.
>>> 
>>> Richmond.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On 28/4/2018 8:34 pm, Richmond Mathewson wrote:
>>>> Probably both . . .
>>>> 
>>>> So, there I am opening an on-going project I have been "somewhat remiss" about of late
>>>> what with one thing and another.
>>>> 
>>>> Now this project has a ton of images made via the Object/New Control/Image menu
>>>> and for their image data in their property panels are referred to a folder called "rez"
>>>> that resides in the same folder as my stack.
>>>> 
>>>> Now when I set up the stack the source field in the property panels went something
>>>> like this:
>>>> 
>>>> /Users/richmondmathewson/Desktop/myCrap/rez/c7.png
>>>> 
>>>> and "everything worked perfectly" . . .
>>>> 
>>>> on reopening the stack the image data does not show up
>>>> and the source fields contain this sort of thing:
>>>> 
>>>> rez/c7.png
>>>> 
>>>> now this "just won't do" as the . . . well, never mind; probably that is too filthy a joke for the Use-List.
>>>> 
>>>> So . . . presumably, I need a sort of 'set the default file path' script in my openScript thang?
>>>> 
>>>> Richmond.
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