Access Resource Files
sundown at pacifier.com
Fri Sep 20 06:02:53 EDT 2019
Okay, I tried it again. This time I added the file using Copy Files
in the StandAlone Settings. After creating the standAlone the
file was there in the macOs folder not the Resources folder but
that is fine with me and the file was a copy of the original.
I used your code as it is in a button by itself and the same thing
happened. A file was created with the same name & extension
but it has no icon and is zero bytes.
Thanks for the help again,
> On Sep 20, 2019, at 2:52 AM, Klaus major-k via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> Hi JB,
>> Am 20.09.2019 um 11:45 schrieb JB via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>:
>> Hi Klaus,
>> That worked but the file that appeared on the desktop had
>> no icon like was there before and the size is zero K.
> hm, I have been working this way since the old Metacard days, so no idea what's wrong.
> Did you use my exact syntax? If not, please post your code.
> Did you create a standalone and added the pic via "Copy files"?
>>> On Sep 20, 2019, at 2:30 AM, Klaus major-k via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>> Hi JB,
>>>> Am 20.09.2019 um 11:11 schrieb JB via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>:
>>>> Hi Klaus,
>>>> Thanks for the info! A file path alone does not work for me.
>>>> Here is what I have tried.
>>>> In the Stack Script;
>>>> global dirName
>>>> on openStack
>>>> put the defaultFolder into dirName
>>>> end openStack
>>>> —From a button on a card;
>>>> global dirName
>>>> on mouseUp
>>>> --/Users/JB/Desktop/Buss X-82/Buss X-82.app/Contents/Resources/myPic.jpg
>>>> put dirName & "/Buss X-82.app/Contents/Resources/myPic.jpg/" into fPath
>>>> put fPath
>>>> end mouseUp
>>>> That is how I can get a file path but using this path will not work if the path
>>>> directs to a bundle but it will work if the file is not in a bundle.
>>> that's why LC gave us the specialfolderpath() codes!
>>> No need to mess around with DEFAULTFOLDER etc. on different platforms anymore.
>>> Especially if Apple likes to change things out of a sudden again! :-D
>>>> That being said how do I go about copying this file with specialfolderpath() ?
>>> See below...
>>>> Do I need to go to the standalone settings and add the file using copy files
>>>> section and then from within my app I can copy that file
>>> Yes, that's the way you should work.
>>>> but if I add it my self after the .app is made I will not be able to copy it?
>>> specialfolderpath("resources") will also work IF you copy your files
>>> to the correct folder inside of the APP package.
>>>> Are you saying this will return the path to my resource in my app and let
>>>> me copy it to the desktop? Do you have some more examples of copying
>>>> the file with this procedure?
>>> ## Copy your pic inside of the APP package to the Desktop folder:
>>> put specialfolderpath("desktop") & "/mypic.jpg" into tTargetFile
>>> put specialfolderpath("resources") & "/mypic.jpg" into tSourceFile
>>> if there is not a file tTargetfile then
>>> put url("binfile:" & tSourceFile) into url("binfile:" & tTargetFile)
>>> end if
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