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 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.

Joe Wilkins

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
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