workaround for cut-off text in native scroller?
ahsoftware at sonic.net
Wed Jun 2 12:36:01 EDT 2021
On 6/2/21 4:42 AM, Alex Tweedly via use-livecode wrote:
> I can tell you mine - they work for me , but whether they work for you,
> or anyone else, is a different matter.
Thanks for the pointers.
> 1. NEVER lock message just to handle resizing.
> If you need to do that, you're already in a heap of trouble :-)
Been there. Got the t-shirt.
> 2. ALWAYS (and I mean always) set the lockLoc of a group.
> Don't let those uppity groups change their size - you need to be in
> charge :-)
Ok - that's one I should take more to heart.
> 3. Work top-down in a (fairly) strict hierarchy. Let each level of
> card/group handle the layout of its component pieces, allocate space for
> them and "set the rect .." for each.
> 3a. Always resize/reposition things by setting their rect (not their
> Every time I try to use those seemingly-convenient shorter forms,
> I get in trouble :-)
Yes, but... there are some cases where I need to set the height/width
explicitly. For instance, I've got a complex group that contains a
circle inside a rectangle. I could, I suppose, calculate the new height
of the circle but not set it, then calculate the rectangle and center
point of the circle and set the rectangle coordinates from that
Instead, I just set the height and width of the circle within the group,
and this mostly seems to work if I'm careful.
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