The templateField Keyword

Dan Shafer revolutionary.dan at gmail.com
Mon Mar 13 15:09:01 EST 2006


Gregory.....

Yep and you'll find that creating one or more libraries of scripts that you
can use with "start using" will be another great productivity gain in Rev.


On 3/13/06, Gregory Lypny <gregory.lypny at videotron.ca> wrote:
>
> Thanks once again, Dan, Dave, and Jacqueline.  I think I get it.
> When all is said and done, it seems that for development it's easier
> and faster to create a little stack of fields and other things with
> the features I want and simply copy and paste them into the project
> I'm working on.
>
>         Gregory
>
> On Mon, Mar 13, 2006, at 4:48 AM, Dave Cragg wrote:
>
> > On 13 Mar 2006, at 00:03, Gregory Lypny wrote:
> >>
> >>      What you say below is not how I expect templateField to work based
> >> on its description.  I thought that setting the templateField was a
> >> one-time thing and that it remained in effect until it was reset.
> >> Your handler based on the createField message would seem to make
> >> templateField unnecessary because you're changing the style of
> >> newly created fields using a script after they've been created,
> >> whereas the point of templateField is to set those properties
> >> before.  Am I misunderstanding what you've intended?
> >
> >
> > I think Dan's reply clears it up. There's no need to reset the
> > templateField, although I learned it was a "good idea" back when I
> > started with Metacard, and so have followed that advice like a good
> > boy. ;-) I think the idea is that by immediately resetting the
> > templatexxxxx, you don't leave any surprises around for the next time
> > you create an object. But if you're solely in charge of what gets
> > created, then I guess it doesn't matter.
> >
> > The main point I wanted to make was that you should use "create
> > field" in your own script to get a field that follows the template
> > settings you have made. I don't think you can rely on the tool
> > palette in the IDE to respect the settings you have made. I say this
> > without knowing how the tool palette creates objects; I was just
> > assuming it was likely to set the templateField itself before doing
> > so. I also wasn't sure what the palette does after it has created an
> > object, but Dan's reply suggests it sets back to the state it was in
> > before.
>
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