How to build Launcher

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How to build Launcher

Post by Brother Bill » Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:55 pm

Going through LessonsBook, page 86. It says "Now build the Launcher stack into a standalone".
This will create Windows .exe file.
What are step by step instructions for accomplishing this task?
I am experienced developer, but not with LiveCode.

Thank you.
The keys are
Main Menu | File | Standalone Application Settings
Main Menu | File | Save as Standalone Application
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Re: How to build Launcher

Post by richmond62 » Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:00 pm

I'm working on a Macintosh computer, but the process is identical.

I want to make a Windows executable out of the following stack of mine:
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[Don't ask why because the reason is that it is just one that came to hand.]

I have previously saved the stack somewhere on my computer.

I open the standalone settings:

Menu/File/Standalone Settings:

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Re: How to build Launcher

Post by richmond62 » Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:08 pm

I click on the Windows button up the top & then select what type
of Windows standalones I want:
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Then I close the Standalone Settings window.

Then I click on Menu/File/Save as Standalone Application.

I wait for an unspecified period of time depending on how big my stack is while the 'magic' happens.
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Re: How to build Launcher

Post by dunbarx » Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:39 pm

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[quote]I wait for an unspecified period of time[/quote]
Hi.

When you get more comfortable, learn to set your inclusions by hand instead of letting LC do it automatically. First off, the build is much faster. Second, the standalone builder is not always perfect, especially with large complex standalones.

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Re: How to build Launcher

Post by jacque » Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:01 pm

The User Guide has a good description of the various features of the Standalone Settings. Basically you want to set those up and then just choose to build the standalone.

A launcher stack shouldn't take long to build at all, it has only one card and few or no controls. My launchers usually build in under a minute.
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