[Enhancement Request] Open and BackUp in LiveCode DP and RC

Peter Haworth pete at lcsql.com
Fri Apr 25 02:04:40 CEST 2014


It is interesting how different people work in different ways. In my
lcStackBrowser plugin I tried to include functionality that I've found
useful in my own work environment and also keep the number of open utility
stacks to a minimum, hoping to provide as much flexibility as possible.
 Like Richard's stack, it opens modeless rather than as a palette for the
reason he mentioned and it can be reduced down to a very small footprint
for times when you need extra workspace.

It has its own built-in property inspector editor, implemented as an
expandable list for any object in the display so I hardly ever need to open
the IDE Inspector palette.  You can organize properties into groups, much
like the tabs in the IDE Inspector except that you decide how to group
properties together.  Plus it has some special editors for editing
table-style data and even arrays.

It also has its own controls palette which can be shown/hidden and works
the same as the IDE Tools palette with drag and drop functionality, plus
the ability to drag/drop multiple controls at once. For instance you can
drop a label field and a text field onto a card, tell it how many instances
of the pair you need and the spacing between them and it will create them
all for you nicely aligned.  No need for me to open the Inspector Tools
palette any more.

You can include your own commands in the dropdown menu for any object or in
the Tools dropdown menu for commands that aren't related to a specific
object.  That way I don't need to have the message box open, at least for
the purpose of executing these commands.


Pete
lcSQL Software <http://www.lcsql.com>
Home of lcStackBrowser <http://www.lcsql.com/lcstackbrowser.html> and
SQLiteAdmin <http://www.lcsql.com/sqliteadmin.html>


On Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 3:25 PM, J. Landman Gay <jacque at hyperactivesw.com>wrote:

> On 4/24/14, 5:15 PM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
>
>  <http://fourthworld.net/channels/lc/lc-tools.png>
>>
>
> Where do you put the stacks you're working on? :)
>
> You and I have exactly opposite work habits. I mentioned "choice" earlier
> in this thread. Choice is good. It's a credit to LC that we can work
> however we like.
>
>
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