User Extensions option

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User Extensions option

Postby townsend » Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:11 pm

I have LiveCode 4.5.3 installed on C:\ drive.
In the Preferences of my LiveCode shortcut,
I have set the "Start In" value as my work area, z:\liveCode

From the Preferences window, under Files and Memory, there is an option:
User Extensions, where I have placed extensions for SQL Yoga and the Data Grid Helper.
z:\liveCode\plugins

LiveCode does not seem to recognize them as plugins. But... when I place the same .rev plugin files in
LiveCode 4.5.3\plugins folder, then the are recognized fine.

Have I misunderstood the purpose of the User Extension option?
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Re: User Extensions option

Postby Zryip TheSlug » Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:09 am

townsend wrote:I have LiveCode 4.5.3 installed on C:\ drive.
In the Preferences of my LiveCode shortcut,
I have set the "Start In" value as my work area, z:\liveCode

From the Preferences window, under Files and Memory, there is an option:
User Extensions, where I have placed extensions for SQL Yoga and the Data Grid Helper.
z:\liveCode\plugins

LiveCode does not seem to recognize them as plugins. But... when I place the same .rev plugin files in
LiveCode 4.5.3\plugins folder, then the are recognized fine.

Have I misunderstood the purpose of the User Extension option?


Paul,

The plugins folder is case sensitive. You have to name it Plugins.

z:\liveCode\Plugins


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Re: User Extensions option

Postby townsend » Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:21 pm

Okay. I renamed the folder to "Plugins" and-- it is working now.

Though not as expected. It seems the User Extensions, Plugins,
folder allows you to load Plugins individually as needed, Unlike the
...\LiveCode 4.5.3\Plugins folder which loads them automatically.

Thanks Slugo! The update to the Data Grid Helper downloaded fine!
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Re: User Extensions option

Postby mwieder » Thu Feb 24, 2011 6:14 pm

If you open Plugin Settings from the Development|Plugins menu you can change when individual plugins get loaded.
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