Implementing a library of behavior buttons across multiple applications

Mark Schonewille m.schonewille at economy-x-talk.com
Tue May 25 03:57:44 EDT 2010


Hi Peter,

No, you don't need to include the operating system's path to the stack  
file. For example, the following is a correct reference for a  
behavior: button id 1015 of stack "Untitled 1"

You can keep one copy of your stack with parent objects on your hard  
disk and add this stack to the stackfiles property of the mainstack of  
your project. When you build the standalone, the stack will be copied  
into your standalone and above reference will still work.

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On 24 mei 2010, at 22:03, Peter Haworth wrote:

> I'm trying to figure out the best way to make a library of behavior  
> buttons available to multiple applications.
>
> I originally developed the library as a substack of my application  
> but would now like to move it to a separate .rev file and refer to  
> it from other applications.  Seems like that gives me a single  
> maintenance point - fix any behavior problems in the library and  
> it's automatically fixed in all applications.
>
> However, it's feeling like this isn't a practical solution.  As I  
> understand it, the behavior property of an object uses the long id  
> of the button it refers to and I think the long id includes the  
> operating system path to the .rev file that the button is in.
>
> Just for development purposes, I have three different folders I use  
> - one for code and test, another for QA, and anther for the final  
> application.  SO if I set the behavior to point to my library of  
> behaviors in the code and test folder, then move the app's .rev file  
> to the QA folder, the behavior properties will still point to the  
> behavior library of in the code and test folder.  And so on.
>
> I'm sure there much more experienced users than me out there who  
> have run into this problem and hoping they can share how they dealt  
> with it.  Only thing I can think of is a script that runs during  
> installtion to go find all controls with a behavior property set and  
> change it to the correct one.
>
> Pete Haworth




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