Navigator update: better conversion to behaviors, better property editing, better version control, and send to private commands

Mike Kerner MikeKerner at roadrunner.com
Thu Feb 1 00:06:08 EST 2018


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On Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 5:56 PM, Geoff Canyon via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> I updated the 5.1 alpha of Navigator. You can download Navigator 5 here
> <https://www.dropbox.com/s/bcqxxriwzzjcm45/navigator_5.zip?dl=1>. The full
> documentation is here
> <https://gcanyon.wordpress.com/navigator-documentation/#updates-for-5.0>,
> and there is a description in detail of how conversion to script-only stack
> behaviors works here
> <https://gcanyon.wordpress.com/navigator-convert-to-behaviors-details/>.
>
> New features:
>
>  -- Use your own naming convention for script-only stack files. Whatever
> you can do in a line of LC script, you can use to name your stacks.
>  -- A "Restore from Behaviors" command. This will do unhelpful things
> (duplicate
> scripts) for complex, chained behaviors, but I've used it about half a
> dozen times with Navigator to restore and re-export Navigator's code using
> the new naming feature.
>  -- The Custom Properties menu now supports deleting properties and
> property sets.
>  -- The Property Editor now supports custom properties.
>  -- The Property Editor now highlights values that aren't the same for all
> the controls selected.
>  -- The Property Editor now has a popup menu that displays each of the
> values for the property for the selected controls -- these two make finding
> and syncing discrepancies easy.
>  -- The contextual menu for stacks now supports updating all script-only
> stacks from disk, making it unnecessary to quit and restart LiveCode after
> changing branches in source control.
>  -- The Scripts menu now supports sending to private commands and functions
> for testing.
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