This version fixes the bug that caused wrong location and formatting of the first feedback. The fix was contributed by Tyler Burleigh.

Update of the repeat function still needs to be done.

Known bugs in scriptingRT035.swc

The debug-bug in version 034 is fixed (see below).

At the moment, only one serious problem remains: The location and formatting of the first feedback is wrong.

Also, the repeat functioning works differently than originally described, and should not be used.

Known bugs in scriptingRT034.swc

  1. When compiling with Flex 4.6 and 4.5.1 (but not 4.1), the location of the first feedback is wrong, while the following feedbacks are correctly located.
  2. It looks like at least in Flex 4.6, the experiment can get stuck when the debug window is turned of with debug=false. Set debug=true during development while this bug is not fixed.
  3. The repeat part was originally developed to add frames before/after an item that are the same for every item. With the addition of feedback to the repeat section, this stopped working, and needs to be fixed.

How to report a bug

If you find a bug, you can describe it in a comment below. But, please, do also send an email to me (schubert {at} igroup.org) with the .mxml file that you causes the bug (and the html page if it is about the connection of scriptingRT to javascript).


7 thoughts on “Bugs

  1. >At the moment, only one serious problem remains: The location and formatting of the first feedback is wrong.

    I found a solution. Add these two lines before “super.show();” in Feedback.as:

    this.height = FlexGlobals.topLevelApplication.height;
    this.width = FlexGlobals.topLevelApplication.width;

    Voila! It seems the container for feedback wasn’t being properly sized when it was being created. I traced it and noticed that it started with width=0 and height=0. I’m not well-versed in AS3/Flex yet, but my guess would be that if a container has zero-dimensions, then the vericalCenter and horizontalCenter attributes can’t do their job.

  2. Hi,

    I’m programming a Navon letter task in ScriptingRT and so far it works great! However, one small problem I encountered is that whenever I click inside the flash application or select some text, I lose focus (i.e., pressing the spacebar or other keys doesn’t work anymore), and it seems impossible to regain focus. Is there a way around this?


    1. we had similar trouble, and resorted to opening the flash app in a separate window without an embedding html. it worked better there, but still not completely flawless. Do you need paticipants to click in the app, or does this just occur while you are developing?

      1. I don’t need participants to click in the app, but I am afraid they might (e.g., when selecting text while reading instructions) and get stuck. I’m having the same issue when running the swf in a separate window (e.g., http://bit.ly/1hGNsEC).

        1. yes, I see. I hope to get a programmer to do more work on this and track down this problem before the summer. Until then, it’s best to instruct participants not to use the mouse, and not to switch windows while doing the task.

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