discrepancy between official device metric and LC stack size

Richmond Mathewson richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Wed Feb 14 04:14:44 EST 2018


As my school Maths teacher said, many years ago: "You go into the house 
before going up the stairs."

Although, to be fair, LiveCode is a bit warped insofar as you "go into 
the house, and then down into the cellar."

Best, Richmond.

On 14/2/2018 7:33 am, Nicolas Cueto via use-livecode wrote:
> ​Ok. Took Jacque's advice​, and my stack's working screenRect is
> 0,24,360,592.
>
> Now I'm unsure whether my stack's size is 360 x 592, or (width = item 3 -
> item) x (height = item 4 -item 2).
>
> Thanks.
>
> --
> Nicolas Cueto
>
>
>
> On 2 February 2018 at 17:53, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>
>> On 1/31/18 5:23 PM, Nicolas Cueto via use-livecode wrote:
>>
>>> I test my mobile stacks on a Nexus 5, and, in portrait orientation, many
>>> bottom pixels are offscreen, even though for width and height I follow
>>> exactly the numbers given in dp at the website Device Metrics
>>> <https://material.io/devices/> .
>>>
>>> Why is it cut off? And how can I avoid this? Is there an LC keyword, like
>>> "effective" or "working", that I should be including.... if so, how?
>>>
>> Probably the area occupied by the status bar is pushing the stack down.
>> Get "the working screenrect" to find out the actual screen dimensions your
>> stack can use.
>>
>> Since every Android device is different, it's usually easier to set the
>> fullscreenMode to "showAll" and let the LC engine adjust the size.
>>
>>
>> --
>> Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
>> HyperActive Software           |     http://www.hyperactivesw.com
>>
>>
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