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

Mark Talluto mark at canelasoftware.com
Tue Feb 6 17:10:24 EST 2018


Just a quick FYI. I got an early build that has this fixed! Geoff Canyon is amazing. Thanks for all of your hard work on this very useful plugin.

-Mark Talluto

> On Feb 5, 2018, at 11:40 PM, Geoff Canyon via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> 
> Or is it that it's editing the object script? I rewrote that code to follow
> any number of behavior links until it finds one with a script (or runs out)
> and edit the script of that. But I started from the object script, so if
> the object has a script and a behavior, it will edit the object script. I
> can fix that. The next step is to make it a submenu if there are more than
> one behavior, with all of them listed so you can edit any you like.
> 
> I can fix it so it starts from the behavior, if that's what you're running
> into.
> 
> gc
> 
> On Mon, Feb 5, 2018 at 10:52 PM, Geoff Canyon <gcanyon at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> What are you seeing happen when you do this? One thing I've noticed is
>> that the script editor window doesn't come to the foreground by itself if
>> the script is already open in any tab of the editor. So using something
>> like Edit Behaviors will cause the editor to show that script, but still be
>> sitting behind whatever other windows are open.
>> 
>> Or maybe you're seeing something else? What LC version and platform?
>> 
>> gc
>> 
>> On Mon, Feb 5, 2018 at 9:46 AM, Mark Talluto via use-livecode <
>> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> Hi Geoff,
>>> 
>>> I am super excited to see you working on Navigator.
>>> 
>>> I have one little issue with it as it stands. I can not edit behaviors
>>> any longer. I am sure I am doing something wrong. I did the right click ->
>>> “Edit Behavior Scripts” on a card that has a behavior associated with it.
>>> The line is blue in color indicating that it has a behavior.
>>> 
>>> I will go back to an older version for now.
>>> 
>>> Best regards,
>>> 
>>> Mark Talluto
>>> livecloud.io <http://livecloud.io/>
>>> nursenotes.net <http://nursenotes.net/>
>>> canelasoftware.com <http://www.canelasoftware.com/>
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> On Feb 3, 2018, at 10:52 PM, Geoff Canyon via use-livecode <
>>> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> The update is now available here
>>>> <https://www.dropbox.com/s/bcqxxriwzzjcm45/navigator_5.zip?dl=1>. I
>>> haven't
>>>> updated the documentation yet. The main changes are:
>>>> 
>>>> 1. The whole convert-to-behaviors and restore-from-behaviors bit has
>>> been
>>>> moved to its own custom palette, opened from Navigator. This makes the
>>>> whole process much clearer, and setting the options is easier and more
>>>> forgiving.
>>>> 2. There's a preview for the naming template process -- again, easier
>>> and
>>>> more foolproof, and a dropdown offers some pre-made options.
>>>> 3. The dialog's working list is derived from the selection in Navigator
>>>> when the command is issued, but it's text -- anything can be modified,
>>>> deleted, or added before processing.
>>>> 4. There is a button to add enclosed objects. So it's possible to
>>> select a
>>>> group, card, or stack in Navigator, select the command, and then add
>>>> enclosed objects to include all the controls in that container -- or
>>>> containers, it processes everything in the list.
>>>> 5. There is a button to add behavior chains, so it's possible to select
>>> one
>>>> control that has a chain of fifty behaviors, and click the button to add
>>>> them all to the list to be processed.
>>>> 6. Both Convert and Restore have a preview option -- use it and the
>>>> resulting log will show exactly what will be done, without actually
>>> doing
>>>> any of it.
>>>> 
>>>> gc
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