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How do I Locate Scripts or Custom Properties in my Project?

This lesson shows you how to identify entities in a project that have scripts or objects with custom properties attached to them. The process described here can be applied to any LiveCode stack.

Getting Started

Getting Started

For this example we use the top rated LiveCode stack Data Grids Tour. This stack is sufficiently large to demonstrate the generic nature of the code in this lesson.

The Code

The Code

Open the Data Grids Tour in LiveCode and edit the stack script. One the on openStack handler is already present. Add the on showStackScriptsAndCustomProperties handler to the stack script. This code iterates through the main stack, substacks, the associated cards and the controls on the cards. At each level it looks for custom properties. This information is collected and then sent to the Message Box.

on showStackScriptsAndCustomProperties

local tStack, tCard, tControl

local tScript, tStacks, tSubStacks

local tKey, tPropertyKeys

 

put the name of this stack into tStacks

put the substacks of this stack into tSubStacks

repeat for each line tStack in tSubStacks

put return & the name of stack tStack after tStacks

end repeat

 

put empty into msg

repeat for each line tStack in tStacks

     

put the script of the stack tStack into tScript

put tStack && the number of lines of tScript & " line(s) of script" & return after msg

     

put the customKeys of stack tStack into tPropertyKeys

repeat for each line tKey in tPropertyKeys

put tab & "Custom Property" && quote & tKey & quote & return after msg

end repeat

     

put 0 into tCard

repeat for the number of cards in the stack tStack

add one to tCard

       

put the script of card tCard of stack tStack into tScript

put tab & the name of card tCard of stack tStack && the number of lines of tscript & \

" line(s) of script" & return after msg

       

put the customKeys of card tCard of stack tStack into tPropertyKeys

repeat for each line tKey in tPropertyKeys

put tab & tab & "Custom Property" && quote & tKey & quote & return after msg

end repeat

       

put 0 into tControl

repeat for the number of controls of card tCard of stack tStack

add one to tControl

           

put the script of control tControl of card tCard of stack tStack into tScript

put tab & tab & the name of control tControl of card tCard of stack tStack && \

the number of lines of tscript & " line(s) of script" & return after msg

           

put the customKeys of control tControl of card tCard of stack tStack into \

tPropertyKeys

repeat for each line tKey in tPropertyKeys

put tab & tab & tab & "Custom Property" && quote & tKey & quote & \

return after msg

end repeat

           

end repeat

end repeat

end repeat

end showStackScriptsAndCustomProperties

Calling the Handler

Calling the Handler

Open the Message Box and copy the following line into the command prompt and execute it:

send showStackScriptsAndCustomProperties to stack DataGridsTour

The output from this command is shown above. You can see details for stacks, cards, controls and custom properties. The process outlined in this lesson can be applied to any LiveCode stack for which you would like to find the custom properties.

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William

Excellent!

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