Navigator 7.3rc1 is available

Geoff Canyon gcanyon at gmail.com
Wed Jan 30 14:38:08 EST 2019


Yep, that's exactly what I said -- when you open in a new Navigator, the
target is a specific container (a group in this case). Under those
circumstances Navigator doesn't try to select controls in Livecode, or
mimic Livecode's selections, because the group might not be visible or
selectable. Like I said in the bug, I'll add a setting and protection for
Navigator to try to mimic anyway


On Wed, Jan 30, 2019 at 10:40 AM Clarence Martin via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> I created a video for you to see but it is being check by the LiveCode list
> admin for content because of its size.
> Here is a link to my OneDrive folder containing the video:
> https://1drv.ms/v/s!AmMnOdWPxdzK6jkkp3Kn8m7HIwm_
> You can download and view it from there. I hoe this explains my comments.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Clarence Martin
> Email: Chipsm at themartinz.com
> Cell: 626 696-5561
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: use-livecode <use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com> On Behalf Of
> Geoff Canyon via use-livecode
> Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 9:31 AM
> To: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
> Cc: Geoff Canyon <gcanyon at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: Navigator 7.3rc1 is available
>
> On Wed, Jan 30, 2019 at 5:09 AM Clarence Martin via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>
> > Ji Geoff,
> > I am responding to you 7.3rc1 and this is probably true about the
> > other releases too.
> > I noticed that if I open a group in a New Navigator window, the first
> > Navigator window has lost control over the group that precipitated it.
> > The new Navigator Window Group items don't respond to any items that
> > are clicked or highlighted.
> > Also, if I open a group for editing, the Navigator window does not
> > respond to any items that are clicked or highlighted in the Group Edit
> window.
> > I can live with this now that I know  about this behavior, but I don't
> > know if anyone has pointed this out to you.
> >
>
> I'm not sure what you mean by "lost control". I followed these steps:
>
> 1. Created a Livecode window, added three buttons, and grouped them.
> 2. Opened Navigator. It shows the stack, the card, the group, and the three
> buttons.
> 3. Right-click on the group in Navigator, and select "Browse Controls" on
> the popup menu. Navigator shows the stack, the group, and the buttons.
> 4. Right-click the first button in Navigator and select Rename... on the
> popup menu. Navigator opens the dialog and I successfully rename the
> button.
> 5. Right-click the group in Navigator and select Open in New Navigator on
> the popup menu. Navigator opens a new window showing the same controls.
> 6. In the new Navigator, right-click the second button and select Rename...
> on the popup menu. Navigator opens the dialog and I successfully rename the
> button.
> 7. In the original Navigator, right-click the third button and select
> Rename... on the popup menu. Navigator opens the dialog and I successfully
> rename the button.
>
> So Navigator still knows what controls it's supposed to display, displays
> them, and works with them.
>
> Wait -- do you mean highlighting? As in, select controls in Navigator, and
> they become selected in Livecode, and vice versa? If so, that was
> originally
> a function of Navigator displaying "this card of the topstack"
> because it's impossible to select controls in a card that isn't being
> displayed. At some point there was a bug in Navigator where the code was
> trying to match highlights for anything displayed in Navigator. Any time
> the
> highlighting failed, Navigator's code would die silently because it's
> considered and IDE stack by the IDE. It didn't throw visible errors, but it
> means that any code after that doesn't get executed, so I fixed it to the
> way it was originally: if you select "the topstack" on the Target
> (crosshair) menu, Navigator will display whatever is frontmost in Livecode,
> and match highlights.
>
> I added this, in case you are talking about highlights:
> https://github.com/gcanyon/navigator/issues/32
>
> If that's not what you're talking about, let me know.
>
> thanks,
>
> gc
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