alex at tweedly.net
Tue Jul 28 06:19:01 EDT 2020
On 28/07/2020 08:27, Curry Kenworthy via use-livecode wrote:
> > Using unambiguous short names prevents behaviour scripts
> > that references child controls completely
> Sure about that? (Option A)
Yes, I think I am. At least, it prevents using names of the child
objects in the script. The other solution using cached IDs works in a
behaviour script. But I still can't see a way to do it using names.
Give me one more clue please; I'd really like to use option A.
> > Inside A, there is a rect called "R" and also a group called "B"
> > inside B there is a rect called "R"
> Or put the "direct" R in a subgroup also. (Option B)
> A-B-R vs A-C-R.
No, unfortunately option B doesn't work. Remember that A and B are
instances of the same group, so when you introduce the extra group level
in A, you do the same in B; i.e. it's now A-C-R versus A-B-C-R
And again Livecode's "incomplete" name matching will give whichever one
has a lower layer number.
... graphic "R1" of group "C" of group "B" of group "A" of card id 1002
of stack "Untitled 1"
when A-B is lower than A-C (which it has to be to avoid obscuring it).
So I'm going to abandon this idea - I can go back to a different
solution which allows behaviour scripts, but requires slightly more
setup. Not quite so easy to use (initially), but probably easier to
continue to use in the long run.
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