Answer dialog enhancement...
J. Landman Gay
jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Tue Mar 31 20:35:41 EDT 2020
I had to create my own for mobile since the default didn't do what I
wanted. I implemented it as a group. When the user hits the OK button it
places the response in the dialogdata and sends a message to the card. The
card has a handler that captures the message and gets the dialogdata to do
what it needs. If the user cancels, the dialogdata contains "cancel".
I keep the group in an unplaced background, and when I need it I copy it to
the card. When it's dismissed I delete it. That way I don't need to include
it on all the cards. I trigger it with a command that passes any necessary
data to the group as parameters.
I don't think it's possible to remove the answer dialog from an app, the
last time I tried it reselected itself, so I just ignore it. Since I was
using it on mobile this works pretty well, but on desktop it would be
confined to the card rect. You could do the same thing with a stack, which
would eliminate the need to copy anything.
Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
On March 31, 2020 6:11:51 PM Paul Dupuis via use-livecode
<use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> On 3/31/2020 6:10 PM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode wrote:
>> The answer dialog is simply a stack in and of itself if I am not mistaken.
>> I’m wondering if you couldn’t find that stack and clone it for your own
>> Bob S
> Yes. That is easy enough. Turn on "Show IDE Stacks in List" from the
> "View" menu and there are the Answer and Ask Dialogs.
> Then you need to work out how the Answer command passes its data via
> "the dialogData" property into order to create an alternative calling
> routine that sets up the Don't Ask Again check box
> You could copy the Answer to your own project and in the Standalone
> Settings switch to Manual Inclusions and exclude the Answer Dialog. Then
> I believe the answer command will use the copy of the dialog in your
> project. Then you need to add the button, change the resizeStack
> handlers accordingly, script its show and hide, add code to get the
> return value
> AND remember to see if the dialog needs updates with each new release of
> That is why I asked if anyone has already done it so as to not re-invent
> the wheel.
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