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by stam
Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Calendar widget
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: Calendar widget

On this note i'll just also add that the best widget i found was Hermann's date picker widget . Not only does it provide a nice API but when viewing the widget's properties in the inspector it exposes the properties so that they can be modified to your needs/taste visually in the IDE... very cool. (...
by stam
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: custom 'widgets'
Replies: 33
Views: 700

Re: custom 'widgets'

you're a genius, thanks Bernd!
by stam
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: custom 'widgets'
Replies: 33
Views: 700

Re: custom 'widgets'

I left the red dot graphic that shows up in edit mode only now if you move into it it will open the substack as palette. From there you can configure the popover. Amazing, thanks Bernd!!! That's really close to what i was thinking... only how would i add this to another stack? I have a larger app i...
by stam
Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: custom 'widgets'
Replies: 33
Views: 700

Re: custom 'widgets'

Thanks Jim! That does appeal to my lazy side indeed! And it does have the benefit of not switching into browse mode... I do like having discreet values as well though, so will test this along with my latest version (based on Bernd's suggestion): popover.livecode And @Bernd - thank you for cluing me ...
by stam
Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: custom 'widgets'
Replies: 33
Views: 700

Re: custom 'widgets'

Thanks SWEdAndy, Configuration controls only really make sense in the IDE - these are display and data editing interface elements in the stand alone, there is no role for adjusting appearance at runtime. I think i'll just work a bit more on Bernd's 'red dot' suggestion for now as i need to crack on ...
by stam
Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: custom 'widgets'
Replies: 33
Views: 700

Re: custom 'widgets'

You could make a substack with the configuration controls,... That sounds good but might be tricky? The idea is to add this gadget into projects where a need them and as these may contain other controls (eg buttons, fields linking to a database etc) I would probably have more than one per card as n...
by stam
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: custom 'widgets'
Replies: 33
Views: 700

Re: custom 'widgets'

Hi Bernd... that is definitely more functional than mouse enter/leave with option key, thank you. Thinking more about it, what i was really envisioning is the option to to have a floating palette for the configuration in edit mode (rather than switching back and forth from browse mode) - but i guess...
by stam
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: custom 'widgets'
Replies: 33
Views: 700

Re: custom 'widgets'

Thanks both, @SWEdeAndy - that's not a bad idea actually but not directly useable as it would make it impossible to work with the popover in edit mode (like adding controls to the group, which is really what this is for). I guess a key modifier could be added so this only triggers when say the optio...
by stam
Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: custom 'widgets'
Replies: 33
Views: 700

Re: custom 'widgets'

Thanks @dunbarx, your persistence is appreciated... however i'm going to stop here now - we keep talking in crossed purposes. I can do this and a whole lot more already. Actually what i want is to change custom properties of the popover in the IDE without switching from EDIT to BROWSE modes (are the...
by stam
Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: custom 'widgets'
Replies: 33
Views: 700

Re: custom 'widgets'

The dimming in the image (courtesy of apple dev website) is for illustration purposes, to hilite the popover, invariably popovers do not dim the parent window.
Basically i just want to prepare the shape in the IDE for convenience (it's easy to do in code but i'm lazy... :) )
by stam
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: custom 'widgets'
Replies: 33
Views: 700

Re: custom 'widgets'

A popover is a standard interface element on many platforms (with variations) - It's not 'private language' https://developer.apple.com/design/human-interface-guidelines/macos/images/popover_2x.png There is no ready made equivalent in LiveCode so rolling my own and faking it. More info here: Wikiped...
by stam
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: custom 'widgets'
Replies: 33
Views: 700

Re: custom 'widgets'

DESIGN mode Err, what's that? Are you, possibly, trying to spin off a standalone that allows end-users to do some sort of programming themselves? Sorry - that's just he name of 'Pointer tool' in my head. No, i'm not trying to make a standalone for end-users to do programming themselves... I'm being...
by stam
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: custom 'widgets'
Replies: 33
Views: 700

Re: custom 'widgets'

Aye probably :D I think both us maybe missing each other's point. :D Anyway: I've just knocked a stack together that has NO problem chaging a property in BROWQSE mode: What i'm trying to do is get/set the properties in DESIGN mode, not BROWSE mode ;) Purely convenience thing and not really that impo...
by stam
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: custom 'widgets'
Replies: 33
Views: 700

Re: custom 'widgets'

You can do this sort of thing: ... Thanks @richmond62 - i may be missing the point here so i apologise if i'm misunderstanding... I know i can do that - and i already do something like this. However i still have to switch to the runtime mode ("browse tool") to get/set props for the 'gadget'. And be...
by stam
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: custom 'widgets'
Replies: 33
Views: 700

Re: custom 'widgets'

Thanks for the answers both, This is where my ignorance of the deeper workings of LC shines through -- even though i've committed most of my free time to LC over the last 3-4 months (admittedly not that much time!) and have progressed quite a bit in some areas, in others i'm still very much a beginn...

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