O'Reilly logo

LiveCode Mobile Development Beginner's Guide by Colin Holgate

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Time for action – making a links extraction function

Sometimes it's handy to create tests in a separate stack, and then to copy the function you've made into your application stack.

  1. Create a new Mainstack. Save it, just to be safe!
  2. Add a couple of fields and a button.
  3. Set the button's script to this:
    on mouseUp
       put url "http://www.runrev.com/" into field 1
       put getLinks(field 1) into field 2
    end mouseUp
  4. Edit the stack script, and create a function for getLinks. Start with it just returning what it's sent:
    function getLinks pPageSource
       return pPageSource
    end getLinks
  5. If you were to try clicking on the button at this point, you will see that the whole page source appears in field 2.
  6. We're going to use the filter function, and that needs the text to be in ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required