Dynamic screen during application execution ?

David Bovill david at vaudevillecourt.tv
Mon May 24 18:39:20 CDT 2010


I've downloaded it - will digest and feed back :)


On 24 May 2010 21:43, Fabrice Muller <fabricemuller at me.com> wrote:

> Hi David,
>
> Thanks very much for your response. For sure I'm interested to see what you
> have done.
>
> My stack is available here :
> http://revonline2.runrev.com/stack/469/Mobile-Template-for-IPhone-IPad-Android
>
> My goal is to give a template to developers for the basic part of an
> application on mobile devices,
> more I could implement in the template, less the developers have to think
> about basic architecture and
> could focus on their business part.
>
> In the actual version, I have one sub-stack per device and I concentrate
> all code in the main stack,
> like that for sub-stack you just call command and function from main stack.
> This solution seems
> correct, but at the end you have to design your screen for each kind of
> device, with the risk of mistake.
>
> It's why I was thinking about 1 sub-stack only, and just design the screen
> on the fly when the program
> is executed, I though with this solution, you have less chance to do a
> mistake, and for the specific
> part I will just use "Switch, Case". The only bad thing is that you don't
> have a real screen available
> for developing, you have to put objects on the right place during execution
> and so...
>
> It's also why I search someone who has already experimented this kind of
> feature, I received absolutely
> no feedback from others about my template, and I'm not sure if it could
> help someone or not ...
>
> Thanks,
> Cheers, Fabrice
>
>
> On May 21, 2010, at 12:54 PM, David Bovill wrote:
>
> > Hi Fabrice, quick answer yes Revolution is plenty fast enough to do this
> > sort of dynamic screen resizing based on the device. Here are a few tips:
> >
> >   - Dynamic scaling or toggle to different presets? With the latter you
> can
> >   write script to simply take snapshots of their geometry and save them
> as a
> >   custom prop
> >   - Is it really any faster than creating distinct static interfaces? How
> >   generic are the components?
> >   - You may find that it is better to organise the project as stacks with
> >   views that can be resized using behaviors attached to groups. The main
> >   project stack would have your screen and the components would then be
> >   sub-stacks. Rev is fast enough to copy the components from one stack to
> >   another and redraw them for development.
> >   - When finished you can if needed remove the templates in the library
> >   substacks and keep the behaviors.
> >
> > Be happy to show you how it works with a screen cast, and interested to
> see
> > what components you want as I've a few in my library that might serve as
> a
> > starting point?
> >
> > On 21 May 2010 10:48, Fabrice Muller <fabricemuller at me.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Hello,
> >>
> >> I'm thinking about a possibility of generating the screen during the
> >> execution of a program, depending
> >> the device where the application is running. Just few explanations :
> >>
> >> My stack has a card01 which contain every objects like buttons, fields
> and
> >> so with business code inside,
> >> a second card which is free of objects will be customized during the
> >> execution with the right screen size
> >> and a copy of every objects from card01 is done in this card with right
> >> placement on screen.
> >>
> >> With this solution, no more need to prepare an output screen for each
> kind
> >> of device like Iphone, android and
> >> so, it will be just generated during the execution and in the same time
> it
> >> will be possible to have 1 application
> >> for many different devices.
> >>
> >> I hope I'm clear .... My question !!! has someone already tried to
> >> implement this kind of solution ?
> >> Is it viable, is it quick enough and so ?
> >>
> >> Thanks very much for your feedback,
> >> Cheers, Fabriceo subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription
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