Hijack the property inspector?

Ali Lloyd ali.lloyd at livecode.com
Wed Apr 15 12:30:17 EDT 2020

This is possible - you would need to look at how the datagrid does it:

Each datagrid property uses a custom getter / setter defined in the IDE
library which does the right thing. You would have to tweak either the
'properties info' stuff in the ide library or perhaps add a frontscript
that intercepts revIDEExtensionPropertiesInfo and returns the array from
the revIDEExtensionLibrary implementation augmented with your custom data.
Alternatively you could use the inspectorData setProp handler of
revInspectorTemplate more directly.

It will be a little tricky I suspect, but definitely doable. We really
would like to add a way to make 'script widgets' - i.e. aggregate livecode
controls with script behaviors - but there are some technical hurdles to
overcome before that is possible (at least in a way that insulates them in
the same way as a widget is)

On Wed, 15 Apr 2020 at 15:42, Håkan Liljegren via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> When building widgets we can quite easily “inject" the properties into the
> ordinary property inspector. I often build new controls out of LiveCode
> controls and mainly a group of controls. Currently I have my own system
> with my own tools palette for dragging them to the current card and my own
> “property” stack to handle some of the properties, but does anyone know if
> it is possible to use the standard property inspector instead?
> As they are usually ordinary LiveCode groups (with some behavior script)
> it would be nice to be able to use the ordinary property inspector and just
> add some extra properties. Again in the same manner as a widget property
> works.
> I found this blog post:
> https://livecode.com/how-to-create-plugins-and-tools-with-the-livecode-8-0-ide/
> That gives some hint but I can’t find how my controls should respond to
> the property inspector.
> :-Håkan
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