Saving/importing custom controls to/from file

Terry Judd tsj at
Tue Nov 9 00:05:20 EST 2010

On 9/11/10 1:29 PM, "J. Landman Gay" <jacque at> wrote:

> On 11/8/10 4:31 PM, Monte Goulding wrote:
>>> Yep - several times to make sure - and I checked the clipboard in
>>> between.
>> Great, I wonder how it might best be used. I'm not sure there's a
>> massive advantage to this over saving a custom control on a stack and
>> just copying the control from the stack.
> I bet it started when RR added the ability to copy/paste objects between
> different instances of Rev. I make use of that a lot.
> It does seem like there should be a use for storing a single control all
> by itself. I just can't think what.

I've got a 'system' that displays a series of context-specific add-on
modules (support tools, prefabricated forms and the like). At the moment
these (custom objects) are stored on separate cards in a series of external
stacks and I load the stacks and copy and paste the objects into the main
stack window as required. Seems like it might be a bit simpler if I can suck
an object straight out of a networked database onto the clipboard and paste
it when and where I want it. Easier to update/maintain and less hassle than
loading stacks, making sure the right stack has focus and fiddling with
object names and ids and the like.

There are undoubtedly some interesting implications for RevMobile!


Dr Terry Judd | Senior Lecturer in Medical Education
Medical Education Unit
Melbourne Medical School
The University of Melbourne

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