RAD - Case Study Version 1

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Sat Mar 25 14:07:47 EST 2006


Okay, I'll bite. I have just created your version 1. I have not looked 
at version 2 yet.

Here is my setup:

1 button: Choose
3 flds: BaseFolder, FolderContents, FileContents

These controls were grouped. No name or custom properties were assigned 
to anything. I set the listBehavior of the FolderContents field to true, 
and put vertical scrollbars on FolderContents and FileContents. Setup 
time: about 1 minute.

Scripts:

** Choose button:

on mouseUp
   answer folder "Choose the base folder:"
   if it <> "" then setFolder it
end mouseUp


** FolderContents field:

on selectionChanged
   putFileContents (the selectedtext of me)
end selectionChanged

** Stack script:

on setfolder tFolder
   put the ID of the owner of the target into tGrp
   put tFolder into fld "basefolder" of grp ID tGrp
   put the directory into tOldDir
   set the directory to tFolder
   put the files into fld "folderContents" of grp ID tGrp
   put "" into fld "fileContents" of grp ID tGrp
   set the directory to tOldDir
end setfolder

on putFileContents tFile
   put the ID of the owner of the target into tGrp
   put fld "basefolder" of grp ID tGrp & slash & tFile into tFilePath
   put url ("file:"&tFilePath) into fld "fileContents" of grp ID tGrp
end putFileContents


Comparing our methods:

Thing                       Mine         Yours

# of objects with scripts     3             8
# of custom properties        0             3
# objects with custom props   0             8
Total lines of script        21            63


I will go read what is required for version 2 now.


David Burgun wrote:
> -------------
> Case Study - Version 1
> -------------
> I was asked to create an App containing 3 groups (each group is  stored 
> in a "standard" Library and is just pasted into a new stack)
> 
> A Group (Group_SelectFolder) that handles the selection of a base  folder.
> A Group (Group_FileList) that displays the files in a folder selected  
> by Group_SelectFolder and allows one of them to be seleted.
> A Group (Group_FileContents ) that displays the contents of the file  
> selected in Group_FileList.
> 
> The pseudo code (which is actually just a cut down version of the  real 
> code) is shown below.
> 
> ------------------------------------
> Version 1 - Display contents of a file.
> Please note that the setting of the CustomProperties "cpFolderKind"  and 
> "cpFileKind" are shown here as being initialized in the Script.  In 
> reality this is commented out and they are set by the developer in  the 
> Property Inspector.
> 
> Also note that this uses "me" as in "put empty into me", this causes  
> problems when sending messages to multiple cards and in the real code  
> it now reads "set the text of the long id of me to empty". I didn't  
> bother to change it here as the former style is easier to read.
> ------------------------------------
> Group_SelectFolder
> 
> [Label_Selected]   [Field_FolderPathName]   (Button_Clear)    
> (Button_Choose)
> 
> Script for Group_SelectFolder:
> on ISM_InitializeObject
> set the cpFolderKind of me to "FolderKindA"
> end ISM_InitializeObject
> 
> Script for Field_FolderPathName:
> on  ISM_InitializeObject
> put empty into me
> get ISM_ListenForMessages("msg_FolderSelected",the cpFolderKind of  the 
> long owner of me)
> end  ISM_InitializeObject
> 
> on msg_FolderSelected theMessageID, theMessageKind, theFolderPathName
> put theFolderPathName into me
> end msg_FolderSelected
> 
> Script for Button_Clear:
> on ISM_InitializeObject
> get ISM_ListenForMessages("msg_FolderSelected",the cpFolderKind of  the 
> long owner of me)
> end ISM_InitializeObject
> 
> on msg_FolderSelected theMessageID, theMessageKind, theFolderPathName
> if theFolderPathName = empty then disable me else enable me
> end msg_FolderSelected
> 
> on mouseUp
> get ISM_PutMessage("msg_FolderSelected",the cpFolderKind of the long  
> owner of me, empty)
> end mouseUp
> 
> Script for Button_Choose:
> on mouseUp
> answer folder "Select Folder: "
> put it into myBaseFolder
> if myBaseFolder = empty then exit mouseUp
> 
> if char -1 of myBaseFolder <> "/" then
>  put myBaseFolder & "/" into myBaseFolder
> end if
> 
> get ISMPutMessage("msg_FolderSelected",the cpFolderKind of the long  
> owner of me,myBaseFolder)
> end mouseUp
> 
> Group_FileList
> [Field_FileList]       [<Field_FilePathNameSelected>]
> 
> Script for Group_FileList:
> on ISM_InitializeObject
> set the cpFolderKind of me to "FolderKindA"
> set the cpFileKind of me to "FileKindA"
> end ISM_InitializeObject
> 
> Script for Field_FileList:
> on  ISM_InitializeObject
> set the cpCurrentFolder of me to empty
> get ISM_ListenForMessages("msg_FolderSelected",the cpFolderKind of  the 
> long owner of me)
> end  ISM_InitializeObject
> 
> on msg_FolderSelected theMessageID, theMessageKind,theFolderPathName
> put GetFilesFromFolder(theFolderPathName) into me
> 
> set hilitedline of me to 1
> set the vScroll of me to 0
> put line 1 of the text of me into myFileName
> get ISM_PutMessage("msg_FileSelected", the cpFileKind of the long  owner 
> of me, theFolderPathName & myFileName)
> set the cpCurrentFolder of me to theFolderPathName
> end msg_FolderSelected
> 
> on mouseUp
> put the clickLine into myClickLine
> select myClickLine
> put line word 2 of myClickLine of the text of me into myFileName
> get ISM_PutMessage("msg_FileSelected", the cpFileKind of the long  owner 
> of me, the cpCurrentFolder of me & myFileName)
> end mouseUp
> 
> Script for Field_FilePathNameSelected:
> on msg_FileSelected theMessageID, theMessageKind,theFilePathName
> put theFilePathName into me
> end msg_FileSelected
> 
> Group_FileContents
>   [<Field_FileContents>]
> 
> Script for Group_FileContents:
> No Script needed.
> 
> Script for Field_FileContents :
> on  ISM_InitializeObject
> get ISM_ListenForMessages("msg_FolderSelected",the cpFolderKind of  the 
> long owner of me)
> get ISM_ListenForMessages("msg_FileSelected",the cpFileKind of the  long 
> owner of me)
> end  ISM_InitializeObject
> 
> on msg_FileSelected theMessageID, theMessageKind,theFilePathName
> put GetContentsOfFile(theFilePathName) into me
> end msg_FileSelected
> 
> on msg_FolderSelected theMessageID, theMessageKind,theFolderPathName
> put empty into me
> end msg_FolderSelected
> 
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Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
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