[ANN] vCard & iCalendar library

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[ANN] vCard & iCalendar library

Post by SoapDog » Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:09 pm

Hi Friends,

I am in the process of updating my LiveCode book (http://andregarzia.com/livecode/#liveco ... chitecture). The demo application for the book is an Address Book stack and while I was writing the "libraries" chapter, I remembered that long ago, I wrote an vCard/iCalendar library. I went to my old machines, found it, and it still works. I've updated it to be a plain-text stack and placed it online. Feel free to use it in any way you want. It can generate and parse both vCard 3 and iCalendar files while also providing enough low-level routines for you to generate your own "vObject"-based file formats.

https://github.com/soapdog/livecode-vobjectlib

I've also added some minimal documentation at https://soapdog.github.io/livecode-vobjectlib/#/, this is very incomplete. It is just a port of the old stack based documentation to text files. If there is enough interest, I can write more detailed documentation later.

One very cool anecdote is that this library was made in 2005, thats 14 years ago. There are LiveCode users who are younger than that. It is old code which is not using any of the modern LC stuff and it still works well and fast. I am really happy with it. I hope you folks will benefit from it too.

Cheers

andre
http://www.andregarzia.com

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Re: [ANN] vCard & iCalendar library

Post by bogs » Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:31 pm

That is extremely generous, Andre!
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Re: [ANN] vCard & iCalendar library

Post by SoapDog » Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:23 pm

bogs wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:31 pm
That is extremely generous, Andre!
@bogs,

Thanks a lot for the kind words :D

This library will be used in the next update to the "Livecode Advanced Application Architectures" book. So it was only fair that I update it. I find vObject to be such a versatile standard. I wish I had more uses for it.

Ping me if you end up using this for anything. I always enjoy learning about what people are doing with my little libraries.
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Re: [ANN] vCard & iCalendar library

Post by bogs » Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:23 pm

I certainly will if I do, still trying to clear my plate at the moment :D
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