'Blessed' plugins

Geoff Canyon gcanyon at inspiredlogic.com
Fri Sep 17 23:39:26 EDT 2004

The version of Navigator I'm working on seems to be immune to drag and 
drop. Not sure what I'm doing differently. The name of the stack is 
revNavigator, I think the "rev" prefix might be the difference.


Geoff Canyon
gcanyon at inspiredlogic.com

On Sep 17, 2004, at 2:16 PM, Ken Ray wrote:

> On 9/17/04 3:58 PM, "FlexibleLearning at aol.com" 
> <FlexibleLearning at aol.com>
> wrote:
>> There is, presently no way I can figure to make a plugin immune from 
>> Rev's
>> drap and drop of controls. For plugins that need to be modifiable 
>> this is a
>> problem, especially for palette or modeless stacks... User 
>> accidentally
>> creates
>> a control on your plugin and cannot easily remove it (and if a newbie 
>> to Rev
>> would probably be very confused if not lost).
> You're so right, Hugh! I opened Fred Rinaldi's RegEx builder plugin and
> dragged a button right on top of it!
>> At the moment, the revTools palette locks messages (so no trapping 
>> events)
>> and only tests if visible and modifiable (unreliable). My suggestion 
>> is a
>> 'blessed' property of some nature that the plugin author and revTools 
>> both
>> implement as a common identifier.
> How about something simple like: don't do this for any stacks that are 
> in
> the plugins folder?
> Ken Ray
> Sons of Thunder Software
> Web site: http://www.sonsothunder.com/
> Email: kray at sonsothunder.com
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