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LiveCode Drop Tools HELP

Post by wanglucas » Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:29 am

Hello Im starting my first ever SWE internship tomorrow with a small business and the manager wants me to look into externals and drop tools for making a visual API.

I understand the concept of externals and have found the appropriate documentation to implement it with livecode

I however cant find anything regarding livecode drop tools and was wondering if someone could point me in the right direction.

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Re: LiveCode Drop Tools HELP

Post by dunbarx » Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:44 am

Hi.

What are drop tools? Anything to do with drag and drop?

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Re: LiveCode Drop Tools HELP

Post by wanglucas » Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:48 am

thats what im wondering......

when he told me this on the phone he was in a hurry so i didnt get to ask..
i was hoping someone here knew

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Re: LiveCode Drop Tools HELP

Post by wanglucas » Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:55 am

also while i have you here

livecodeDOTCOM/resources/guides/desktop-externals/



im following along here to learn about externals in livecode ^^
but im unsure what the installation path should be...I dont have revolution enterprise installed and from what i can tell its very old and outdated(?)

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Re: LiveCode Drop Tools HELP

Post by FourthWorld » Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:41 am

wanglucas wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:29 am
I however cant find anything regarding livecode drop tools and was wondering if someone could point me in the right direction.
Do you mean Ken Ray's DropTools?
http://www.droptools.sonsothunder.com/
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Re: LiveCode Drop Tools HELP

Post by bogs » Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:51 am

wanglucas wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:48 am
...he told me this on the phone he was in a hurry so i didnt get to ask..
I really think you may need to call him back today and find out, since you can't solve problems you don't have at least a fuzzy idea of.

There is a lot of information about externals, but it is widely scattered and not well documented. I believe Monte has some examples posted, and wasn't trevix just running a thread about them? I'll see if I can find that link. I also think Lagi had posted a link to the use-list with some information about a successful use of externals.

Primarily though, what we really need is for the documentation to be cleaned up and made useful to read through if anyone really expects externals to go anywhere. Of course, it maybe that no one expects that to happen heh.

Edit - I guess Trevix was actually looking for information about the LCB-FFI, not externals :?
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Re: LiveCode Drop Tools HELP

Post by dunbarx » Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:21 pm

when he told me this on the phone he was in a hurry so i didnt get to ask..
Bogs.

Are you running some sort of clandestine audio forum?

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Re: LiveCode Drop Tools HELP

Post by jacque » Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:58 pm

From what I understand, externals have largely been deprecated in favor of LiveCode Builder. Drop tools usually are small utilities or features that can be added to an app by users or developers. Those would correspond to LC widgets.

But getting more info would help. It also may be that the employer doesn't know enough about LC to know that for the most part, neither of these are usually required outside of the ones already provided in the IDE.

A description of the project would be good to know.
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Re: LiveCode Drop Tools HELP

Post by bogs » Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:32 pm

dunbarx wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:21 pm
wanglucas wrote: ↑ wrote:when he told me this on the phone he was in a hurry so i didnt get to ask..
Bogs.
Are you running some sort of clandestine audio forum?
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I don't get it... :?:
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Re: LiveCode Drop Tools HELP

Post by dunbarx » Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:20 pm

I don't get it...
Me neither. I have never personally spoken to anyone on the phone about LC forum stuff.

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Re: LiveCode Drop Tools HELP

Post by bogs » Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:32 pm

I guess I wonder where you get the idea I have from my quoting wanglucas, heh.
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Re: LiveCode Drop Tools HELP

Post by dunbarx » Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:11 pm

Ah.

I got the idea from a sloppy reading of the thread. Where else?

I don't know wanglucas well enough to annoy him.

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Re: LiveCode Drop Tools HELP

Post by bogs » Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:59 am

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Re: LiveCode Drop Tools HELP

Post by wanglucas » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:00 am

sorry for the late response

it was this

http://www.droptools.sonsothunder.com/

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Re: LiveCode Drop Tools HELP

Post by wanglucas » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:14 am

and no clandestine audio forum here

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