Changing text properties in a field via the IDE

Ralph DiMola rdimola at
Mon May 18 16:59:29 EDT 2020

Works OK on Mac and PC here LC 9.6 rc1. I created new stack put in a label field. I did not change the default text. Could it be the actual text you put in the field causing the PI problem for you?

Ralph DiMola
IT Director
Evergreen Information Services
rdimola at

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From: use-livecode [mailto:use-livecode-bounces at] On Behalf Of Graham Samuel via use-livecode
Sent: Monday, May 18, 2020 4:45 PM
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Subject: Changing text properties in a field via the IDE

I’m using LC 9.6.0 rc1 on a Mac. Just now I did something very simple that didn’t work. I created a label field, opened the Property Inspector for the field and changed its text - that worked. Then I attempted to change the font size - that didn’t work. The appearance of the label in the stack itself didn’t change, nor could I change the font, make the text bold etc. I tried this again with a regular field - same result. I started a new stack with just the one field - same result. 

All these values can be changed by script, in the Message Box or elsewhere, but I can’t make them in the IDE by changing values in the Property Inspector.

What am I doing wrong?

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