Strange closeStack behavior

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at
Mon Oct 4 17:14:30 EDT 2021

Got it thanks. That explains why I cannot even trap for closeStackRequest int othe substack script. The really odd thing is I can in the message box enter "close stack Time Calculator" and it closes without even bothering to ask if I want to save it, even when it is "dirty". 

I was thinking of checking the dirty flag on idle, with a constant or property to enable or disable auto save, then check for the dirty flag on idle + time delay and auto save the stack. 

This really is only an issue with development. It's a hassle to switch to the pointer tool, save the substack then switch back to the browse tool. 

I complained about this behavior a couple times, but there really is no graceful way to do this without some kind of a kludge. 

Thanks for the suggestion. 

Bob S

> On Oct 4, 2021, at 10:46 , J. Landman Gay via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> On 10/4/21 12:14 PM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode wrote:
>> The stack in question is the only substack of a couple without a custom menu, so I am wondering if the last stack with a custom menu becomes the topStack??
> If there is no custom menu then LC's menu takes over, and that's the one that triggers the dialog. You might be able to solve the problem by using a custom menu without much in it, maybe just File and Edit menus.
> If you're going to build a standalone then the problem shouldn't happen there at all.
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> Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at
> HyperActive Software           |

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