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Mike Kerner via use-livecode
I know the idea of being able to display different cards from one stack
in different windows is something
that has exercised many people for a long time.

I had a fantasy that ran like this:

[pseudoCode]

show card 6 of stack "Stack1" in stack "subStack1"

How daft is that?

Richmond.
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Re: Multiple Windows

Mike Kerner via use-livecode
Richmond.

I saw your construction of two stacks displayed in a "frame", so it appeared
that two cards were simultaneously present in a single "stack".

I see what you are after; the goal being be able to navigate in each card
separately.

Why only two?

Anyway, I have never needed such a feature, but certainly see that others
might. I often open substacks (or other stacks) on screen, generally for a
particular purpose ancillary to the working stack, and close them when done.
They are in that case just a high-powered dialog box, used basically in the
same way.

I remember when HC allowed up to 16 open stacks, as opposed to just one. A
major enhancement.

A multi-visible-card stack would be useful for multimedia displays, and
likely for other purposes. It sounds like a major effort, though, addressing
the foundations of the program itself.

Can't wait to see what comes back...

Craig



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Re: Multiple Windows

Mike Kerner via use-livecode
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Richmond Mathewson wrote:

 > I know the idea of being able to display different cards from one
 > stack in different windows is something that has exercised many
 > people for a long time.
 >
 > I had a fantasy that ran like this:
 >
 > [pseudoCode]
 >
 > show card 6 of stack "Stack1" in stack "subStack1"
 >
 > How daft is that?

No more daft than Gain Momentum, a powerful xTalk I worked with back in
the day that had an object type called Viewers that did exactly what you
describe.

https://quality.livecode.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2786

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Re: Multiple Windows

Mike Kerner via use-livecode
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I do the same thing. There is no downside to using substacks or other stacks, but you can open a stack in a current window.

Bob S


> On Mar 31, 2018, at 08:25 , dunbarx via use-livecode <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> Anyway, I have never needed such a feature, but certainly see that others
> might. I often open substacks (or other stacks) on screen, generally for a
> particular purpose ancillary to the working stack, and close them when done.
> They are in that case just a high-powered dialog box, used basically in the
> same way.


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