create a library in LCB - is there also a step by step lesson
i would like to port some libraries to lcb libraries.
I looked to find some quick start informations, but can only find a step by step lesson for creating a widget.
Is there anything similar available for libraries.
I´ve checked already existing libraries and the dictionary/guide within LC8, but would need some basic informations.
Re: create a library in LCB - is there also a step by step lesson
Hi Mathias the answer is YES! There is a very fine lesson in the dictionary - however it is best to use the dictionary from version LC 8.1.0(dp1) or later as this version updates the sample code to current syntax.
To get the lesson:
1 - in LC 8.1.0(dp1) or later open the dictionary
2 - wait a few seconds without worrying as things load
3 - click the 'Guide' tab in the top-left
4 - wait a few seconds more without worrying as things load
5 - find the dropdown control close to the top-left and click it
6 - select "Extending LiveCode" from the list
7 - follow the instructions to create your version of 'the pink circle' widget
If you're like me you'll need a fair bit of protected time to do this as you read background documents, tinker with settings, try new functions etc - but the example works nicely and opens up a whole new vista of LiveCode opportunities!
"The first 90% of the task takes 90% of the time, and the last 10% takes the other 90% of the time."
Peter M. Brigham