Sent to a main stack when the user tries to open a main stack with the same name as a previously-opened stack.Syntax:

reloadStack <stackName>, <fileName>


on reloadStack theStack,thePath -- bring reloaded window to front
 -- if you're trying to open the same file (for example, double-
  -- clicking the file), bring the already-open stack to the front:
  if the effective filename of stack theStack is thePath
  then go stack theStack
  else beep -- trying to open a same-named stack in different file
end reloadStack

Handle the reloadStack message when you want to prevent a stack from being reopened, or moderate conflicts between the names of [[main stack|main stacks]], or prevent two main stacks with the same name from being open at one time.

The opening of the stack is triggered by the reloadStack message. This means that trapping the reloadStack message and not passing it prevents the second stack from being opened.

If a main stack's destroyStack property is set to false, the stack remains in memory--and can cause a reloadStack message to be sent--even after its window is closed.


  • stackName: The short name that belongs to the two conflicting main stacks.
  • fileName: The full path to the file that is opening--the file that contains thesecond main stack with the same name.

See also: stack (object),destroyStack (property),name (property),

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