Most obscure HC question
colinholgate at gmail.com
Sun May 3 13:34:09 EDT 2020
Thanks for the suggestions.
The ideas about resizing the card window is what I had already tried. The scroller window only allows the window to be made smaller, it won’t go bigger. Double clicking in the scroller makes the card window hide or show, it doesn’t do the expected make the window the size of the card.
I had tried changing the APPL to STAK, and that does let me open it in HyperCard. The card window is the correct size when I do that. The stack ends up locking up though, because it does use xcmds, and those are resources in the standalone app version, they’re not in HyperCard.
Deleting most of the resources, not the xcmdd and xfcns, does make the stack work in HyperCard, but I lost a lot of the graphics doing that.
I found that I could edit the script using a hex editor, and put in a line to set the size of the card (replacing a line that wasn’t vital). That broke the stack, but I may try it again.
I added script to show the message box, but it seems that the standalone player doesn’t include the HyperTalk interpreter, attempts to set the rect of the card failed, as would anything I typed.
I will keep trying other ideas.
> On May 3, 2020, at 9:40 AM, Craig Newman via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> Can you explicitly set the text of the card in an openCard handler?
> Craig Newman
> Sent from my iPhone
>> On May 2, 2020, at 7:06 PM, Colin Holgate via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>> I fear that the HyperCard group in Yahoo may be lost. Please let me know if that isn’t true.
>> But between you all you may remember something that will help me. I have a standalone HC application, and it opens with a window that shows that you are only seeing part of the card window. The card window doesn’t resize, and I can’t remember how to make it be bigger. Here’s things that didn’t work:
>> Setting a ton of memory.
>> Setting Monitors to match the card size.
>> Resizing the preview rectangle. You can only resize it smaller.
>> Resizing the card window.
>> Clicking the zoom box.
>> As it’s a standalone application I can’t easily get at the stack, but feel sure there was a way to hack the stack out of a standalone.
>> Anyway, please enjoy the challenge of remembering this far back!
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