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Getting Started / Re: search box's
« on: October 23, 2010, 02:38:13 PM »
Thats definatly sound advice, but i have always been a hands on person. I get stuck in and learn as i go and build!
I thought this was going to be easier than it looks and once again it looks like i'm wrong.

I did notice that i'd followed your advice and code correctly so, i can't see why it won't work.

I guess if i can handle another hello world lesson i may try and go through the guide. At this stage and so close to a final product, it seems my initial euphoria was a little short lived.

Thanks anyway

Graphics / Re: User selected image
« on: October 23, 2010, 02:23:39 PM »
 I'm on vista (can't afford another upgrade yet), and like you i use commodo.  I disabled it just in case and still get the same result. Both the stack and exe file crash when trying to open the drive.
Oh well, not to worry.
Thanks anyway

Getting Started / Re: search box's
« on: October 23, 2010, 12:28:43 AM »
I must be really thick! :?

I have tried placing your code everywhere now, and i still can't get it to work.

Please tell me exactly what page of have to put the code on.

When you say:

(1) In the card script put the following code that will setup the Popup menu:-

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    local plist

    Put 'Title' into plist
    Put 'Author' after plist
    Put 'Publisher' after plist
    Put 'Comment' after plist


Please, whats the card script?

Working on 'card 2' i clicked the background to select it and then on script in 'creator properties' displaying the yellow script editor. This has the 'Card' button pressed by default displaying a page with the following code
Global searchResults

Put searchResults into field 5

Call DisplayRecord
Do i place it here somewhere and if so where?
Or do i have to hit the 'MainCode' button and place it somewhere, and if so where?

You then said
(2) In the Popup menu script put the following code:-

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    Put PopupIndexFN(1) into field 1

    Put PopupItemFN(1) into field 2

Does 'Popup menu script' mean click on the dropdown menu in the designer and then on the script button and place the info there?  Obviously if i can get this part sorted out, the modified code you sent will replace this part, i think thats what you meant.

Also i have noticed that on quitting the application, stack or exe, that saved info isn't stored. I have tried moding the menu button and changing Quit to QuitSave(1) it now saves only the first Page of entries. Any thoughts on that.

Sorry if i need real laymans terms, while i get my head round it all.
and thanks again

Graphics / Re: User selected image
« on: October 22, 2010, 09:19:01 PM »
I've got it to work, great, thanks Malkom. Well, almost anyway.

As long as i run it under HN Creator i can hit the button and it will allow me to select and load a file.
If i open a stack with the player it will crash as soon as i hit the button.
Same thing for an .exe file.

Maybe i'm doing something wrong but i can't see what yet.

Any suggestions?


Getting Started / Re: search box's
« on: October 22, 2010, 07:52:56 PM »
Obviously i know less than i thought!

Thanks for getting me started in the right direction, but i think i am either lost or what i want can't be done.
Displaying the results as you showed below is not quite what i am trying to do.
When the user selects something from the list i don't want it to display anything, yet! On selection i want it to activate a textfield ready for search input. At this point the user can now search based on the dropdown choice. Only when the search button is pressed will the results be displayed in a final textfield.

I imagine you are familiar with the bookHM sample!!??

I basicly want to compress the actual search system into one. Replacing all the searchboxs with just one that is activated by choice through the dropdown menu. From there on in showing the clickable results as in the example.

After looking at the guide and playing around with the bookHN searchfield, i still can't work out how connect them up.
I can see it as being theoretically possible but know nothing about programming i can't figure out if its even possible.
Maybe i am barking up the wrong tree.


Getting Started / search box's [RESOLVED]
« on: October 22, 2010, 01:24:57 PM »
In the BookHN example there are 4 search option. I have managed to hook up another 4 and get them to work. The problem is that its taking up way to much space.

I have now added a dropdown menu/popup and added the 8 options to it. Next to this i have added a new textfield followed by a button. Does anyone know how i can hook the dropdown list options to the textfield and button. Basicly i am trying to get the the dropdown and 1 textfield and button do the same job as 8 options, textfields and buttons. I have tried looking at the popup example but can't figure it out.

Thanks in advance for any help or examples of this

Graphics / Re: User selected image
« on: October 22, 2010, 05:57:42 AM »
Hi Malkom and thanks for the welcome,

And now after a few hours sleep im back to realise my message wasn't clear, in fact it was so bad that you completly mis-understood me. Sorry my bad!.


Normaly the end user can fill in the info about author, title etc etc, i would also like them to be able to import 1 photo per page entry(maybe book cover). This way when they browse, they have all the needed info and a nice photo to look at.


Graphics / User selected image
« on: October 21, 2010, 06:58:42 PM »
I guess hello is the best place to start, so hi to all!

I have to say i have been looking for something like this for around 12 years now.I can do a fair amount of stuff but RAD tools and languages have been a serious issue for me, a total meltdown every time i tried. Ive installed all the MS express stuff, looked at a couple of eclipse packages, looked at realbasic and i just don't get any of it.

Then i came across HN (couple of weeks ago that is), only looked at it 2 days ago though. Since then I think i slept 4 hours in 2 days, this is just too cool. All i have done is open and quickly look at the samples, and finaly settle down and play around with 'BooksHN' adding images, new buttons and textfields and linking them up to store the data.

Theres one thing i could really use some help on though if someone has the time!?

Is it possible to add a button that opens up the C drive so the user can open and place an image next to the comments textfield, maybe/ideally a placeholde image (stored in the template) that can be replaced!?????

I have loads of other questions but im too tired to formulate the words. I'll come back to them after a few hours sleep.


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