Rev IDE vs MetaCard IDE
J. Landman Gay
jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Tue Dec 15 15:00:03 EST 2009
Wilhelm Sanke wrote:
> I do not care too much how the historical icons look, what I care about
> is the functionality of the Metacard IDE. Above all I like the quickly
> accessible "Control Browser", which is my main tool during programming.
I like MC's control browser too. Sometimes I only want to see what's
immediately available on a card, not the whole hierarchy of objects and
stacks. And I really like how I can change the layering order of objects
so easily in MC, from directly within the browser. Sometimes I do want
to see everything, so then I look at the stack in Rev. Each IDE has
A couple of things that might make your work in Rev easier:
> - You can have open only one script editor at the same time in the Rev
> IDE, the Metacard IDE allows any number of open script editors (which
> simplifies the comparison and editing of scripts)
If you right-click on an editor tab, you can open that script in a new
window. If you always want new windows and you never want tabs, change
the option in the Script Editor pane Preferences. That way it acts like MC.
> - If you edit a script and close the editor with the close icon -
> instead of the compile button - the tools palette (which disappears when
> you open the script editor) will not re-appear. You have to take a
> detour now to bring back the tools palette, for instance using the
> message box.
Change the option in Prefs that specifies whether to hide palettes when
opening the editor. This is one of the first things I change whenever I
set up new prefs. I never want palettes or the message box hidden.
Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
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