FormattedHeight

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Sat May 2 21:01:11 EDT 2020


I wish, but no. I need to highlight selections in different colors, overlay 
controls, format text, extract text, and other things that are easy in 
fields but hard in a browser.

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Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
On May 2, 2020 7:31:36 PM Terry Judd via use-livecode 
<use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> Could you use a browser instance instead of a field?
>
> On 03/05/2020, 03:27, "use-livecode on behalf of J. Landman Gay via 
> use-livecode" <use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com on behalf of 
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>
>    I think the solution has to be in the engine. I'm in trouble.
>
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>    Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
>    HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
>    On May 2, 2020 2:27:53 AM scott--- via use-livecode
>    <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>
>    > I’ve run into that a few times but not recently. I couldn’t find anywhere
>    > that I had worked around it. All I can imagine trying is
>    > 1. Swapping text in and out at some point (possibly just one giant 
>    stutter) or
>    > 2. Changing the size of the text that is not visible during the scroll…
>    > though (the more I think about that one the more it seems like it would
>    > make the scroll wacky in other ways)  Neither seems super-promising but
>    > that’s all I can think of at the moment. If you find a solution, I would
>    > love to know what it is.
>    > —
>    > Scott
>    >
>    >
>    >> On May 1, 2020, at 10:24 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode
>    >> <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>    >>
>    >> Yes, that seems to be the problem. I have a long text field that exceeds
>    >> the maximum. There's an enclosing group to be compatible with
>    >> acceleratedRendering on mobile. The same setup is used for all the
>    >> field/group combinations in the stack and they all work except this one,
>    >> but the others are all shorter.
>    >>
>    >> I set the inner field to its full formattedHeight inside the group, which
>    >> is shorter. The group has a behavior that scrolls the content.
>    >>
>    >> I discovered today that if I set the behavior on the field instead of its
>    >> enclosing group, I can make it scroll. But acceleratedRendering on a field
>    >> is jerky and doesn't work very well on mobile. I can't break up the text,
>    >> it has to be all one block. I have tried setting the group to container
>    >> layermode without success.
>    >>
>    >> If you're wondering why the text exceeds the maximum, this is for a mobile
>    >> app and there is not only a lot of heavy formatting with large headings and
>    >> spaceBelow, but the text size is largish so that it is readable on a tiny
>    >> phone. That makes the pixel count pretty high.
>    >>
>    >> I only have a very short time left to solve this.
>    >>
>    >> On 5/1/20 4:45 PM, scott--- via use-livecode wrote:
>    >>> Are you exceeding the maximum vertical scroll?
>    >>> (I haven’t run into this recently but I believe at one point the vScroll of
>    >>> groups was limited at the engine level to 32780)
>    >>> Scott Morrow
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>    >>>> On May 1, 2020, at 1:17 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode
>    >>>> <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>    >>>>
>    >>>> Is the formattedHeight of a group broken for anyone else? LC 9.6dp4 (and
>    >>>> possibly dp3).
>    >>>>
>    >>>> I'm a little frantic.
>    >>>>
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>    >>>> Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
>    >>>> HyperActive Software           |     http://www.hyperactivesw.com
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