[ANN] DropTools Palette - Makes using and distributing custom controls a breeze

René Micout rene.micout at numericable.com
Sun Jun 5 04:59:44 EDT 2011


Hello Ken,
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Bon souvenir de Paris
René

Le 5 juin 2011 à 09:08, Ken Ray a écrit :

> Hey everyone! At the RunRevLive 2011 conference I gave a talk on custom
> controls and demonstrated an easy to use method of adding custom controls to
> your stacks. It received a lot of great feedback, and so I've worked on it
> over the last five weeks and now have a really great LiveCode add-on called
> "DropTools Palette".
> 
> The DropTools Palette makes using custom controls a dream - you just drop a
> "DropTool" stack into a folder and then from the palette you just drag and
> drop the control onto your stack - any behavior buttons, resources, images,
> and code is automatically installed without you having to do anything! The
> DropTools Palette also supports custom controls that use a library by
> automatically installing and putting into use the library that it needs to
> operate.
> 
> Developing a DropTool is really easy - in fact if you have a pre-scripted
> control you'd like to turn into a DropTool, it can be as easy as dropping it
> onto a stack, setting a couple of properties and then saving the stack in
> the right folder!
> 
> DropTool developers can even add a custom property inspector for their
> DropTool to help the user configure it, or provide an About Box for info or
> online documentation!
> 
> The DropTools web site not only is a place to download the palette, but also
> to acquire new DropTool stacks as they are created. The web site is also a
> place to go to find out about *any* custom controls that have been made
> available to the LiveCode community, whether they be in DropTool format or
> not. (I'll be keeping up with announcements and updating the site
> accordingly.) 
> 
> The DropTools Palette comes with two custom controls you can use to get
> started - a PromptField and the stsImageWell control, but there are more at
> the DropTools site, and I will make announcements when more DropTools have
> been made available.
> 
> For more info and to download the DropTools Palette, go to:
> 
>  http://droptools.sonsothunder.com/index.irev
> 
> Enjoy!
> 
> 
> Ken Ray
> Sons of Thunder Software, Inc.
> Email: kray at sonsothunder.com
> Web Site: http://www.sonsothunder.com/
> 
> 
> 
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