The correct way to quit a Windows standalone

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Thu May 23 11:38:45 EDT 2019


It's not just fonts, anything that's still in use needs to be removed. 
Fonts, stacks in use, open processes, com ports, sockets, etc. Basically 
you need to shut down everything the stack opened.
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Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
On May 23, 2019 8:14:59 AM Paul Dupuis via use-livecode 
<use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> If it is a requirement for any loaded fonts to be unloaded from memory
> for a Standalone to actually quit under Microsoft Windows then a bug
> should be entered at https://quality.livecode.com/ to update the
> Dictionary entries for:
>
> closeStackRequest
> shutDownRequest
> quit
> start using font
> stop using font
>
> To note that any loaded font resources must be unloaded to allow a
> Windows standalone to properly exit.
>
>
> On 5/23/2019 10:41 AM, Eller, Roger via use-livecode wrote:
>> I do this to cleanly exit my Windows standalone, which is a splashscreen stack.
>>
>> Because I have used a couple of fonts that I keep with the standalone, I 
>> have to STOP USING them, else the process will still continue to run.
>>
>> This handler is in my visible stack, not in the standalone splashscreen stack.
>>
>>
>> on closeStackRequest
>>
>>     set the itemDel to "/"
>>
>>     put item 1 to -2 of the effective filename of this stack & 
>>     "/Resources/TrajanPro" into tPath
>>
>>     put quote & tPath & "/TrajanPro-Regular.otf" & quote into tTrajanProRegular
>>
>>     put quote & tPath & "/TrajanPro-Bold.otf" & quote into tTrajanProBold
>>
>>     stop using font file tTrajanProRegular
>>
>>     stop using font file tTrajanProBold
>>
>>     close this stack
>>
>>     quit
>>
>> end closeStackRequest
>>
>>
>> ~Roger
>>
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