Tips for the newbie in livecode

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Tips for the newbie in livecode

Post by lemodizon » Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:49 pm

Hi everyone!
i'm newbie in livecode can you give me a site tutorial/ebooks where i can understand more the concept of livecode.

is there a desktop application Inventory system & point of sale that are made in livecode?


thanks everyone

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Re: Tips for the newbie in livecode

Post by FourthWorld » Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:58 pm

The User Guide included in the install is a great start. It's accessible from the Help menu.
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Re: Tips for the newbie in livecode

Post by Klaus » Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:16 pm

Hi lemodizon,

welcome to the forum! :D

I can highly recommend to download and go through these stacks:
http://www.hyperactivesw.com/revscriptc ... ences.html
Maybe start with "Controls" to get the basics of all LC objects.

Hint:
The stacks are from 2005, so WIDGETS (and all newer stuff) are not explained there!

Find more lessons from the mothership at:
http://lessons.livecode.com


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Re: Tips for the newbie in livecode

Post by richmond62 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:24 pm

Possibly a bit "babyish":

https://www.facebook.com/RMLCclasses/

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Re: Tips for the newbie in livecode

Post by lemodizon » Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:31 pm

Thanks everyone for the links coz i'm zero knowledge in livecode & no programming background at all hoping i can make one apps im planning to a desktop apps first then little by little to others like Ios and etc.

this forum is great

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Re: Tips for the newbie in livecode

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Re: Tips for the newbie in livecode

Post by dunbarx » Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:16 pm

Build an address book. You may actually even use it when you are done.

But though a simple app, it will engage you all over the place to make the way you want it. Write back here with all complaints and triumphs.

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Re: Tips for the newbie in livecode

Post by bogs » Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:32 pm

In the spirit of what Craig mentioned, I had also separated out the complete Mc help stacks. Among other things, it gives a solid grounding in concepts and techniques, many scripted examples, and 3 easy tutorials (including an address book) to get you going. It can be downloaded from here.

In that folder, you will find both a stack and a standalone version. I recommend downloading the stack version, then making it a standalone on which ever machine you are planning to dev on. Like the scripting conferences Klaus mentioned, the material is dated (no widgets), however you should be able to get a firm understanding of how to use Lc from it.

For straight up reference material (instead of the built in dictionary), I generally recommend Max's excellent Wiki, or Brian's version of the online dictionary which is much faster than even the built in version.

If college style learning is your style, there is also the Brigham Young University course available.

Some random links aside from Lc Lessons mentioned above that are pretty helpful would be (in no particular order)-
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Re: Tips for the newbie in livecode

Post by lemodizon » Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:29 am

Wow thank you guys for sharing tips for a no zero programing /newbie like me i'll post my first desktop application once i study the structure of livecode i'm excited and eager to learn.

thanks everyone and i really appreciate it
:D :D :D :D

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Re: Tips for the newbie in livecode

Post by FourthWorld » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:36 am

I like your enthusiasm.

Make something really simple to start with, then add to it as you go. You'll make mistakes, no worries; like learning basketball or piano or anything else, mistakes are part of how we learn.

We're here to help your journey. Your enthusiasm is infectious: I'm quite motivated to help you based on your roll-up-your-sleeves-and-dive-in attitude. You're awesome.
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Date picker and timer in livecode

Post by lemodizon » Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:45 am

Hello everyone!

i'm back :D :D :D

upon studying the livecode under the tools i noticed that there's no date picker or timer? how can i get a date picker and a timer? why does livecode did not included these tools (date picker & timer) for desktop apps

coz i want to create a desktop apps first then little by little web page then android and so on.

thanks in advance

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Re: Tips for the newbie in livecode

Post by bogs » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:02 am

Um. Well, Lc does have date and time, and if you mean 'timer' as in the vb sense, it has that too, just not as an object. For instance, if you want to have something happen after a certain amount of time, you would write something like -

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// in the code below, 'me' is a reference to the handler your launching these lines from
// you can also send/dispatch/call in x amount of time to other handlers.
send to me in 1 second
send to me in 5 ticks
send to me in 30 milliseconds
Far more convenient than having to drag a control to the form to do the same, and in fact most other languages feature the ability to bypass doing that as well.

You might want to check date, time, and (send | call | dispatch) in the dictionary.
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Re: Tips for the newbie in livecode

Post by lemodizon » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:21 am

bogs wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:02 am
Um. Well, Lc does have date and time, and if you mean 'timer' as in the vb sense, it has that too, just not as an object. For instance, if you want to have something happen after a certain amount of time, you would write something like -

Code: Select all

// in the code below, 'me' is a reference to the handler your launching these lines from
// you can also send/dispatch/call in x amount of time to other handlers.
send to me in 1 second
send to me in 5 ticks
send to me in 30 milliseconds
Far more convenient than having to drag a control to the form to do the same, and in fact most other languages feature the ability to bypass doing that as well.

You might want to check date, time, and (send | call | dispatch) in the dictionary.
thanks for the advice i guess i will see that when i'll go to the scripting part. where can i get the date picker?

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Re: Tips for the newbie in livecode

Post by bogs » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:28 am

lemodizon wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:21 am
where can i get the date picker?
bogs wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:02 am
You might want to check date, time, and (send | call | dispatch) in the dictionary.
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Re: Tips for the newbie in livecode

Post by dunbarx » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:21 pm

Bogs.

I think he is talking about a calendar type date picker.

Not that you should ignore the advice to look up those terms in the dictionary.

I have used "calendarPane", which is no longer supported. I assume that means it is open season on it, as it was free anyway. There are surely others. I have that gadget if you want to look at it.

Craig

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