Down a leafy lane or up queer street?

Richmond Mathewson richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Sat Apr 28 14:05:38 EDT 2018


No joy.

What happens then is that, on looking in the properties palette for an 
image ("p11")

having had

setthefileNameofimg "p11" tosFolderPath & "c11.png"

in the openCard script

I see that its source is listed as sFolderPathc11.png

Richmond.


On 28/4/2018 8:55 pm, Tore Nilsen via use-livecode wrote:
> 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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