workaround for cut-off text in native scroller?

Klaus major-k klaus at
Tue Jun 1 16:56:59 EDT 2021

Hi Richard,

> Am 01.06.2021 um 22:49 schrieb Richard Gaskin via use-livecode <use-livecode at>:
> Klaus wrote:
>> >> This quickie responsive setup took me about 5 minutes, less time
>> >> than spent working around the bug, and now with a UI that works
>> >> on all device types and screen ratios, with fixed predictable control
>> >> sizes, and no cropping, padding, or distortion.
>> > yes, thank you, but please bear with me, this is my very first mobile
>> > app after owning my first cell phone for a couple of weeks. 8-)
> No worries. All GUI OSes have had resizable windows since 1984.
> If you've ever scripted for them on the desktop you already have 90% of the habits needed to do the same on mobile.

I never needed to do so in the last 21 years! :-D

>> >> Bonus: Another few minutes on the cd 1 buttons group would even allow both orientations to be supported.
>> >
>> > Not neccessary for this app.
>> > But as a bonus I'd rather see this bug fixed. ;-)
> Indeed.
> I'm still wondering why we're still scripting scroll regions at all.
> If the engine knows which objects it considers scrollable, and it knows how to provide access to OS handling of those interactions, put one engine capability with the other and scripters are liberated from this silly needless (and tragically LC-specific) tedium forever.

Yes, there are some areas where the enigne could liberate us from some tedious 
and in 2021 so unneccessary scripting.

> I'm also wondering why I'm alone in wondering that...

I bet you are NOT alone, at least I am with you!

> -- 
> Richard Gaskin



Klaus Major
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