Documentation on working with the IDE

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Documentation on working with the IDE

Post by jamesS » Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:21 am

Dear All,

I am still a relative newcomer to LC. However, I have been interested in tailoring and adding to the IDE.

Could someone please guide me to places where I can get more documentation on techniques for experimenting with the IDE.

Thanks & Regards,
James

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Re: Documentation on working with the IDE

Post by FourthWorld » Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:27 am

For yourself or to contribute to the project?
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Re: Documentation on working with the IDE

Post by jamesS » Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:57 am

Hi Richard,

I am guessing that at first it would be for myself to learn something. But, of course, if I have something that others deem worthy of merit, I will certainly contribute to the community.

As a supplementary question.....

Since I don't want to 'break' my IDE. Could I get some hints as to what parts of the IDE functionality can be 'imported' into a test app stack. I am thinking of palette components and widgets as a starting point.

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Re: Documentation on working with the IDE

Post by bogs » Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:53 pm

If you want to study the stacks that make up the IDE and not risk messing up the actual IDE itself (although that is easy to fix, btw), I'd suggest the clone command, which makes a copy of the (whatever object), which you can then save to a separate folder.

For instance, lets say I wanted to study the tools palette and modify things without worrying overly much about the actual tools palette.
aPic_clone.png
I think I'm a clone now...
In the above, the tool stack on the left (2) is the original, open the message box and type in the command, move the mouse over the stack & hit enter/return (over the right shift key), and presto bango you have the stack in a safe to mess with way. You can study it as is, or save it to study later.

The IDE will append "Copy of x" where x is the name of the object your cloning, which avoids that terribly scary message "stack x is already open!"
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Re: Documentation on working with the IDE

Post by jamesS » Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:48 am

Thank you bogs,

Unfortunately, when I look at your reply, I see the message: 'You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.'

I do not understand this restriction, as I am not attempting to attach a file, simply read your example. Could someone please advise me on how to see bogs' instructional image.

Many thanks,
James

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Re: Documentation on working with the IDE

Post by Klaus » Sat Jan 02, 2021 3:50 am

Hi James,

due to lots of spammers here in the forum you need to have at least
seven postings before can post/view attachments, links etc.

Sorry for this inconvenience, leave some funny/nonsense comments
and you are quickly up to the necessary amount of postings! :-D


Best and a happy and healthy new year

Klaus

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Re: Documentation on working with the IDE

Post by bogs » Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:15 pm

Well, you could post until you reach the limit, or bogs could just put a link to the image haha.

https://i.imgur.com/Pndxegq.png

Lemme know if you have a problem getting to that :)
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Re: Documentation on working with the IDE

Post by jamesS » Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:49 am

Working on getting my post counts up ! :D

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Re: Documentation on working with the IDE

Post by jamesS » Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:51 am

This about does it ! :mrgreen:

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Re: Documentation on working with the IDE

Post by bogs » Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:04 pm

I know you can, I know you can... :)
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