Using Datagrids with 'stackrunner' like launcher.
martyknapp at comcast.net
Tue Jun 7 18:44:06 CDT 2011
I did read your explanation, but obviously I misunderstood something. My
> I don't think you fully read my explanation and why this is not what I want.
> I don't want to recompile every time and this method is specific to one
> datagrid. I am not using the 'splash stack' method so much as I am using a
> launcher with all the libraries and engine in one place.
> I've read the piece on how to add the datagrid to stacks assembled in the
>> standalone creator, however this is different.
>> I don't change the splash stack - everything other than the engine and
>> libraries live in the current stack.
> On 7 June 2011 15:59, Marty Knapp<martyknapp at comcast.net> wrote:
>> From this lesson:
>> "Some developers prefer to use a launcher (or splash) stack technique. This
>> technique builds a standalone using a stack with very little code in it. In
>> this case the stack used to build the standalone will not have a substack
>> whose name begins with "Data Grid Templates" as no data grids have been
>> added to it.
>> In this case you will need to create a substack that tricks the Standalone
>> Builder into adding the necessary stack files. From the File menu, create a
>> new substack of your launcher stack (1).
>> Name the substack "Data Grid Templates Dud" and save your launcher stack.
>> Now if you build a standalone application the Standalone Builder will
>> include the necessary data grid stack."
>> I've used this trick and find it works.
>> Marty Knapp
>> I have a lot of 'quick' stacks around that are too specific and tiny for
>>> each to have its own engine - what I've been doing is compiling a
>>> 'Launcher' that looks at a web folder and lists the available stacks.
>>> i then select one and launch it via the 'go URL' command. Slick. Inspired
>>> Ken Ray's invention. It can also upload stacks.
>>> I can then use any of these stacks anywhere with no IDE. Very nice except
>>> can't seem to make datagrids work on stacks that are used this way. I was
>>> able to ascertain that indeed the substack with the datagrid template was
>>> there. But the datagrid just won't respond.
>>> I've tried start-using but it seems to have no effect.
>>> I've read the piece on how to add the datagrid to stacks assembled in the
>>> standalone creator, however this is different.
>>> I don't change the splash stack - everything other than the engine and
>>> libraries live in the current stack.
>>> How do I connect the datagrid to the substack in this situation? It's a
>>> drag to have two pieces , but since this is on the same stack file,
>>> shouldn't this just work?
>>> thanks for any help
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