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Forum: How do I...? 09-24-2015, 09:51 AM
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Posted By wbarnum
Worked like a charm. Thanks. To anyone else...

Worked like a charm. Thanks.

To anyone else who might be reading this, I needed to add a parameter to my function or method that would allow me to access Scene functions or Methods.
Forum: How do I...? 09-23-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,972
Posted By wbarnum
Question Access a Method in a super class from a sub class

If I want to have a method that is part of an object (i.e. Alien) access a method that is part of a super class (i.e. scene), how can I do that?

Edit: This is for Alice 3.25

Thanks,
Bill
Forum: Bugs and Troubleshooting 09-18-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,640
Posted By wbarnum
Thanks for the advice. Is there a "rule of thumb"...

Thanks for the advice. Is there a "rule of thumb" for a number of objects where Alice will start acting glitchy?
Forum: Bugs and Troubleshooting 09-18-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,853
Posted By wbarnum
If you exported the same program twice, would the...

If you exported the same program twice, would the exact same audio get recorded both times?
Forum: Bugs and Troubleshooting 09-17-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,640
Posted By wbarnum
Exclamation Alice 3.25 - Exits / Crashes Without Explanation or Error

I have been having students report to me that they will have Alice 3.25 exit without any error message.

I had one student set a screen recorder while he was working and he caught these three...
Forum: Bugs and Troubleshooting 09-04-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,311
Posted By wbarnum
Just going to pass on some information in case it...

Just going to pass on some information in case it might help someone else who is having the same problem.

Don Slater suggested that students may be encountering the angry queen and just ignoring...
Forum: Bugs and Troubleshooting 09-03-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,311
Posted By wbarnum
Thank you. This is good advice. I am going to...

Thank you. This is good advice. I am going to instruct all my students to version their projects today.
Forum: Bugs and Troubleshooting 09-02-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,311
Posted By wbarnum
Exclamation File Crashes on Opening - NullPointerException - Alice 3

I've had a few students come to me with the issue of Alice 3.25 for Windows crashing immediately upon opening their file with a NullPointerException.

I can't see or manipulate the scene or the...
Forum: Bugs and Troubleshooting 09-01-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,695
Posted By wbarnum
I don't know if this is what you mean by a...

I don't know if this is what you mean by a workaround, but students can rotate, translate, etc by using "one shot" procedures or altering the coordinates or measurements. It isn't as easy or...
Forum: Bugs and Troubleshooting 08-29-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,644
Posted By wbarnum
Just in case anybody else comes across this...

Just in case anybody else comes across this thread while trying to solve their own problems, I am adding updates.

I found that I can successfully delete blocks of code, by right-clicking and then...
Forum: Bugs and Troubleshooting 08-28-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,644
Posted By wbarnum
I tried it on three differently configured...

I tried it on three differently configured machines and encountered the same problem.

Can I ask you what version of Java you are using? I just discovered found this which seems to indicate...
Forum: Bugs and Troubleshooting 08-27-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,644
Posted By wbarnum
Thank you for looking at it MrMoke. It is...

Thank you for looking at it MrMoke.

It is adding or removing blocks of code that causes the problem.

I have uploaded a screen recording of the error occurring:...
Forum: Bugs and Troubleshooting 08-27-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,644
Posted By wbarnum
Question Program Crashes When Adding or Deleting Code

This student's program runs fine and he can add new character objects. However, when he tries to add and remove a block of code, Alice generates an error.

Here is a screen recording of it...
Forum: Suggestion Box 08-25-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,725
Posted By wbarnum
Alice 3 projects can now be uploaded.

Alice 3 projects can now be uploaded.
Forum: Bugs and Troubleshooting 08-24-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,821
Posted By wbarnum
When I let up on the key, wouldn't that make the...

When I let up on the key, wouldn't that make the condition false and it would stop executing the inner loop and therefore stop moving the character forward?
Forum: Bugs and Troubleshooting 08-21-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,821
Posted By wbarnum
Using an if has other undesirable consequences. ...

Using an if has other undesirable consequences.

Is there any reason from a computer science perspective that a while loop shouldn't work here?
Forum: Bugs and Troubleshooting 08-21-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,821
Posted By wbarnum
While Loop and Keypress Listener

I've written a program that is supposed to move a character forward as long as the "up" arrow is pressed.

I'm using a while loop with the condition "event isKey UP is true".

The character...
Forum: How do I...? 08-21-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,219
Posted By wbarnum
Thanks for the response. You wouldn't happen to...

Thanks for the response. You wouldn't happen to have or know where I could find a sample from Alice 3 would you?
Forum: How do I...? 08-20-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,219
Posted By wbarnum
Question Making a Character Move Smoothly in Response to Arrow Keys

I have a student who is trying to make a character move smoothly in response to arrow keys. He has written some code to make the character move, but the character is moving in a jerky motion.

Does...
Forum: Bugs and Troubleshooting 06-21-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,695
Posted By wbarnum
I've had the same issue. I have documented it in...

I've had the same issue. I have documented it in this video:

http://youtu.be/5KSNh-D3r-4
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