[futurebasic] Re: memory and then resEdit

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From: Mel Patrick <mel@...>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 07:32:23 -0800
>I have two questions for the field of experts:
>
>1)  I have built an application from about 32 lines of code.  Nothing
>fancy, just a menu with one option (quit), text resource from resEdit, and
>a window with a scroll button.  FB currently has a preferred size of 4000K.
>When the application has been built, it also has a preferred size of
>4000K.  "About this macintosh..." indicates that only a small fraction of
>that 4000K is actually being used, and it seem to me that the preferred
>size of the application can be reduced.
>
>How far can I go, is it going to be a trial and error, or can I predict how
>much memory is necessary?

I use RAM Hiwater to monitor the app as its running and use it as a guideline.

>2) When using resEdit for creating text, I was able to put color in the
>text by the cut/paste routine from a word processor.
>
>Is there another way inside resEdit, or is that the only way possible?

You need to do it externally. ResEdit doesn't do it to my knowledge.

Mel Patrick - theWabbitGuy - mel@...
http://www.intergate.bc.ca/business/mel