HTML5 export and Widgets

David Bovill david at
Tue Nov 24 06:29:01 EST 2015

Great - I will test and give feedback.

I've a question about HTML5 export and how this is intended to fit in with
the other pieces of LiveCode and a modern web environment - so far it has
only really been presented in the context of standalone Javascript apps and
I'd like to know more about how I could link this to the other web content
- other than simple HTTP requests. The question is along the lines of what
is possible, and what is actively being developed in terms of functionality.

In particular I would like to be able  to create Javascript plugins and
widgets that the rest of the web page can interact with - so a web page
author could include the libraries and then we expose an API for Javascript
developers to use.

Also how would the browser widget work in this context?

On 24 November 2015 at 11:19, Peter TB Brett <peter.brett at>

> On 24/11/2015 11:14, David Bovill wrote:
>> Just searched for this but no luck - I seem to remember that
>> (no-dependent)
>> widgets are able to be exported to HTML5 in the latest builds? Or did I
>> dream it. In my tests they are not exported - or am I missing something
>> like adding them to the files list in the standalone builder?
> Hi David,
> Yes, you should be able to select widgets to include on the "Copy Files"
> page of the standalone builder to include them in your HTML5 standalone.
> Unfortunately there's a bit of a nasty (and hard to track down) bug that's
> causing some widgets to crash the HTML5 engine at the moment.
> The best test for widgets in LCB is the "clock" widget at the moment (it's
> the way I test!)  You should be able to:
> 1) Create a new stack
> 2) Drag a "clock" widget onto the stack
> 3) Go to the standalone settings and
>    a) Select the "clock" widget on the "Copy Files" page
>    b) Enable HTML5 standalone generation
> 4) Build a standalone
> Then when you run the standalone in a browser, the clock should work.
> Let me know how you get on.
>                                          Peter
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