Navigator 6.5 alpha 2 is out

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Navigator 6.5 alpha 2 is out

Knapp Martin via use-livecode
As usual, you can get Navigator here
<https://www.dropbox.com/s/kz3zqi4botzglgq/navigator.zip?dl=1>. Or grab it
from GitHub <https://github.com/gcanyon/navigator>.

This is a major update to how Navigator handles what container to target.
It also changes how Navigator handles list display, and several other
things. Notes below.

gc

=== NEW FEATURES ===

RECENT TARGETS
The Card menu now stores the last 7 containers you've displayed in
Navigator. So for me, this makes for super-fast switching between Navigator
itself and test stacks I'm experimenting with. Let me know what you think
about how many items to display here.

Underlying the above (and the card menu fix below), the method for
determining what to display has changed significantly (but not completely,
still a work in progress). This means that a few of the more obscure
features of Navigator have gone away as of this update. Specifically, it
used to be possible to browse "card <name>" or "card id <value>" of the
topstack -- meaning that if you switched between stacks that happened to
have cards with identical names/ids, Navigator would happily switch with
you. Now, when displaying a specific card or group, the stack reference is
part of that identification, so switching to a different stack in LiveCode
doesn't change anything. Meaning: the only display in Navigator that
follows what you do in LiveCode is the "This Card" of "The topStack"
display.

CARD/BACKGROUND MENU SMARTER
The Card menu and Background menu are now duplicate-name-safe. It's a small
thing, but it used to be the case that the menus browsed based on the
literal text in the menu, so if you had two cards with identical names,
there was no way to browse the second card using the menu. (you could still
do it by displaying the card list and then right-clicking either card in
the list and selecting Browse Controls on the popup) The menu items will
still have identical names, but selecting the second (or third...) item
will correctly browse that card or group.

SAVE ALL PROGRESS DISPLAY
The "Save All" command for a stack, which was terribly broken by any
missing stack references until the last version, now quickly displays all
the files it's saving in Navigator's title bar, and then for 1 second it
says how many files it saved, before reverting to the normal Navigator
title display.

CHANGED NAVIGATOR'S LIST FIELD TO FIXEDLINEHEIGHT
This was a long-standing source of frustration: the showLines property,
combined with fixedLineHeight, results in the text being displayed high in
the lines (or the lines being displayed low, take your pick). This has been
the case since as long as I can remember. Hence Navigator has struggled
along with fixedLineHeight set to false for years (even though all the
lines are the same height), and this caused all sorts of issues. This time
around I changed that. This might (it doesn't for me, but fonts are weird)
cause issues with text display in Navigator's list. If it does, let me
know. The control for folding groups also changed, so if you see any
anomalies there definitely let me know.

FIXED NAVIGATOR COMMAND SAVING
(and file IO in general). It is now possible to save Commands, and then use
them later. One command that I use *all the time* when working on drag and
drop, or in general:

if tIndex = 1 then
ask "Base Name:"
if the result is not empty then exit to top
put it into tName
end if
set the name of tID to tName && tIndex

This lets you specify a text component, and then names all the selected
controls with an index -- give it "test" and the controls will be named
test 1, test 2, test 3, etc.

NEW NAVIGATOR DOCUMENTATION
I've started new Navigator documentation at
https://gcanyon.wixsite.com/navigator It's not complete by any stretch, but
what it does document is up to date. The original documentation is still
available at https://gcanyon.wordpress.com/navigator-documentation/

FONT POPUP IN THE PROPERTY EDITOR
What it says on the tin -- like other enumerated properties, if you click
on the font name in the textFont property in Navigator's Property Editor,
instead of editing the text, a menu will pop up with all available
fontNames.

RENAMING CONTROLS IN THE PROPERTY EDITOR FIXED
Because of the name/short name weirdness, it used to be that if you edited
the name of button "bob" you would literally get -- button "bob" -- to
edit, and if you didn't change it to just -- bob -- the name would be set
accordingly. This is, as far as I know, the only instance where you can:

set the name of button "bob" to the name of button "bob"

And change the value. And for the record, no, you can't set the short name
of anything. So I finally broke down and special-cased the name, so despite
being called name, it displays the short name, and then sets the name to
whatever you enter.

A BUNCH OF SMALL BUG FIXES THAT I OUGHT TO DOCUMENT BETTER...
Yeah, sorry I don't have a list.
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