Re-posting of Question about Draw and Paint Palette
Joe Lewis Wilkins
pepetoo at Cox.Net
Mon Feb 12 12:01:53 EST 2007
Thanks Richard. I had kind of come to that conclusion on my own, but
it's comforting to hear an authoritative opinion on the topic.
Developing such a palette will certainly be grist for a future
article on my Macinstuct.com column on Revolution. I finalize a cross
platform application begun this past week with this Wednesday's
column, so be sure to check it out.
On Feb 12, 2007, at 8:14 AM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
> Joe Lewis Wilkins wrote:
>> Is there a way that Rev's Draw and Paint Control Palette can be
>> added to our own Stacks so that they will be available in the
>> standalones created later on? It would also be nice if its Tool
>> functions were also available.
> The answer wasn't forthcoming probably because it's both yes and no.
> As Transcript-driven parts, almost any stacks can be made to work
> with any others. The question is whether it's worth the trouble,
> or perhaps more cost-effective and user-oriented to craft something
> specific for the task at hand.
> The challenge of incorporating Rev's palettes is that they're tied
> to Rev's development libraries, and the scope of interactions among
> them is quite broad.
> If you have an app in which you need drawing and painting tools,
> it's probably better in terms of both the usability of the design
> and the cost to implement it to just roll your own.
> See these tokens in the Dictionary:
> choose command
> newTool message
> tool global property
> style window property
> Richard Gaskin
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