[NTLK] Programming to get Graphics

Simon Bell simonbell at me.com
Wed Mar 31 04:24:10 EDT 2010

On 31 Mar 2010, at 01:50, Doug Denby wrote:

> Let theRecord:= getStores() 
> [theStore]:getSoup(theSoup):query(theQuery):move(theEntry)
> The above code gets me the frame of an entry but alias and such are  
> not displayed. Manipulation of the slots will get me a frame showing  
> an Icon but I can not for the life of me figure out how to get what  
> it referenced by the Icon.

I’m not familiar with NS_Basic, so please forgive me if I  
misunderstand your problem.

An app icon is a frame looking like:
  icon: {bits: <bits, length 132>,
         mask: <bits, length 132>,
         bounds: {left: 0, top: 0, right: 26, bottom: 29}}

where the bits slot is a binary object containing a PixelMap: that’s  
what you have to decode to a Mac image.

More generally, a graphic is made up of an array of shapes: line,  
rectangle, ink, text, etc. each of which has its own drawing rules.  
Data in the Notes app is similar.

Is this any help? Maybe if you gave a sample frame you’re having  
problems with we could narrow it down.


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