Storing Images for use by Custom Controls

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at iotecdigital.com
Tue Jul 24 18:56:42 CEST 2018


Never mind I figured out why it wasn't working when I tested it. I was copy/pasting the custom control group into a stack on the desktop, but my images were relatively linked to png's in a subfolder in one of my project folders! LOL! 

It works fine. 

Bob S


> On Jul 24, 2018, at 09:43 , Bob Sneidar via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> 
> Hmmm just tested. Doesn't seem to work. I'll have to investigate why. The old script works though I pasted it numerous times. 
> 
> Bob S
> 
> 
>> On Jul 24, 2018, at 09:35 , Bob Sneidar via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>> 
>> No sooner said than done. Keep in mind this method depends on four things: 
>> 
>> 1. Your main group consists of a number of child groups composed of three controls: a button, an icon image and a disabledIcon image
>> 2. Your button names begin with "btn" and your images begin with "img" eg. "btnNew"
>> 3. Your "icon" images are named like your buttons, excluding the first three characters eg. "imgNew"
>> 4. Your "disabledIcon" images are named like your buttons, excluding the first three characters, and ending in "Disabled" eg. "imgNewDisabled"
>> 
>> on newBackground
>>  put the childcontrolNames of me into tGroupList
>> 
>>  repeat for each line tGroup in tGroupList
>>     put the childControlNames of group tGroup into tControlList
>>     filter tControlList with "btn*"
>> 
>>     repeat for each line tButtonName in tControlList
>>        put char 4 to -1 of tButtonName into tControlName
>>        put "img" & tControlName into tEnabledImage
>>        put "img" & tControlName into tDisabledImage
>>        set the icon of button tButtonName to the short id of image tEnabledImage
>>        set the disabledIcon of button tButtonName to the short id of image tDisabledImage
>>     end repeat
>>  end repeat
>>  pass newBackground
>> end newBackground
>> 
>> 
>>> On Jul 24, 2018, at 09:14 , Bob Sneidar via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> I have a custom control group with a series of buttons, each with an enabled icon and a disabled icon. I have this if the group script, which should give you some idea how to proceed:
>>> 
>>> on newBackground
>>> -- Relink buttons to graphics as they all have different ID's now
>>> set the icon of button "btnNew" to the short id of image "imgNew"
>>> set the disabledIcon of button "btnNew" to the short id of image "imgNewDisabled"
>>> set the icon of button "btnDelete" to the short id of image "imgDelete"
>>> set the disabledIcon of button "btnDelete" to the short id of image "imgDeleteDisabled"
>>> set the icon of button "btnEdit" to the short id of image "imgEdit"
>>> set the disabledIcon of button "btnEdit" to the short id of image "imgEditDisabled"
>>> set the icon of button "btnCancel" to the short id of image "imgCancel"
>>> set the disabledIcon of button "btnCancel" to the short id of image "imgCancelDisabled"
>>> set the icon of button "btnSave" to the short id of image "imgSave"
>>> set the disabledIcon of button "btnSave" to the short id of image "imgSaveDisabled"
>>> set the icon of button "btnHome" to the short id of image "imgHome"
>>> set the disabledIcon of button "btnHome" to the short id of image "imgHomeDisabled"
>>> pass newBackground
>>> end newBackground
>>> 
>>> In retrospect I should have created a loop, but that would depend on the image names being predictable. As you can see I have named all my icons in such a way so as to reflect the name of the button itself. If you do that, this could be made into a generic handler that would work for any group with buttons next to their icon images, and you wouldn't need to use literals. 
>>> 
>>> Bob S
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> On Jul 24, 2018, at 08:44 , Simon Knight via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> Is there an elegant method of storing images for use by a custom control?  I have tried adding the images to the custom control group but the buttons in copies of the first group refer back to the first group so there is no advantage when compared to storing the images on a card or in a folder.
>>>> 
>>>> best wishes
>>>> 
>>>> Simon K.
>>> 
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