Groups in the message path: Trapping Mouseup
bobsneidar at iotecdigital.com
Wed Dec 11 10:38:54 EST 2019
Richard, I'm not sure you were posting this to the right forum. You see, this is the Livecode forum. We don't need no stinking User Guides! :-)
> On Dec 10, 2019, at 21:20 , Richard Gaskin via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> Paul Dupuis wrote:
> > Richard Gaskin, at one point, had a really excellent diagram of the
> > LiveCode message hierarchy. If he sees this post and still has it
> > perhaps he could post a link to it.
> Still there:
> Since I made that back in the day (the file name hints at its age), I've discovered a pretty great resource mysteriously unknown in our community, but surprisingly comprehensive and includes a nearly identical diagram.
> It has more than 650 pages of comprehensive info on using LiveCode, broken down into well organized sections and subsections, often with illustrations and screen shots, all put together in a well-indexed PDF.
> They call it "LiveCode User Guide", and it's been secretly bundled with every release of LiveCode for several years. :)
> I'm having fun there, but seriously, the User Guide has been pretty good in recent years. I'm often surprised at how the answers to many forum questions are covered well in it, yet when I ask about it most people don't even notice that it's there, the second-from-the-top item in LC's Help menu.
> The Message Path discussion starts on p 101, with a pretty good diagram on p 102, including a distinction between Groups and Backgrounds.
> In fact, p 105 includes a discussion of that distinction far more concise yet no less helpful than my longish post here the other day.
> PS: I was going to include a link to the Github repo for anyone who might want to help with errata or enhancements to the docs, but I couldn't find the PDF sources in the /docs folder. What am I missing?
> Richard Gaskin
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