Add Project Open Dialog & Icon

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Add Project Open Dialog & Icon

Postby Will Fastie » Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:21 pm

My list of projects will be getting quite long. I'm expecting this to cause a problem at some point when I attempt to open a project and am presented with a context menu that is taller than the display.

I would like to see an Open button added to the project dialog.

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I would also like an icon button in the File Explorer's toolbar, next to the Projects button, that opens this dialog directly. This would be a one-click equivalent to clicking Projects on the toolbar and then clicking Manage Projects. I realize that I can add the Manage Projects item to a custom toolbar or that I could use the Projects toolbar. However, I'd like to to be able to perform basic project tasks from the File Explorer, which in my context is actually a "Project Explorer."
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Re: Add Project Open Dialog & Icon

Postby Aivars » Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:58 pm

You can use Project -> Go To Project dialog which is designed specifically for people with lots of projects. You can look up the project quickly by typing its partial name.
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Re: Add Project Open Dialog & Icon

Postby Will Fastie » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:10 pm

Yes, I have the Goto Project... item on my custom toolbar. I wish it had an icon and I wish I could put it on the toolbar of the File Explorer.

But I'd still like to see the extra button on the projects dialog.
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Re: Add Project Open Dialog & Icon

Postby pmk65 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:07 am

Will Fastie wrote:I wish it had an icon and I wish I could put it on the toolbar of the File Explorer.


In a plugin you can "clone" the existing command and add an icon, like this:

Plugin code:
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function GotoProject() {
    Actions.Execute("ActProjectGoto");
}

var bmp = new TBitmap, act;
LoadFileToBitmap(Script.Path + "gotoproject_icon.png", bmp);
act = Script.RegisterDocumentAction("", "Goto Project", "", "GotoProject");
delete bmp;


This is similar to what I did in my Word Wrap/Block Select Mode Toggle plugin.

You can run this small code snippet to list all the available action codes ("Act*")

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function ListActions() {
    var al = Actions.List, out = "";
    for (var i=0;i<Length(al);i++) {
        out += al[i] + chr(13);
    }
   Editor.SelText = out;
}
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Re: Add Project Open Dialog & Icon

Postby Aivars » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:49 am

There are easier ways to change an icon. Right click toolbar, select Customize. While Customize dialog is open, right click the Goto Project item and select Change Icon.

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Pick an image and enjoy the final result.

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Re: Add Project Open Dialog & Icon

Postby Aivars » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:51 am

Unfortunately there is no way to put it on File Explorer toolbar currently though, sorry.
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Re: Add Project Open Dialog & Icon

Postby Will Fastie » Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:54 pm

Aivars wrote:There are easier ways to change an icon. Right click toolbar, select Customize. While Customize dialog is open, right click the Goto Project item and select Change Icon.


I think I'm starting to forget more things than I'm learning. Thanks for the reminder.
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Re: Add Project Open Dialog & Icon

Postby Will Fastie » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:11 pm

pmk65 wrote:In a plugin you can...

You really are the master of the plugin.

It is obviously second nature to you but it's a huge climb for me. I can't afford the time to learn the Blumentals environment well enough to come up with these clever ideas on my own.

I have one plugin installed - Close All Files on Project Switch. Again I say thank you for that.

I know you have followed many of my posts here and from that you can see I have focused on two major areas - the editor and project management. In both these areas, I think it is important that Rapid out of the box supports the features, not that they be added with plugins. Because I handle so many different Web sites, a clean and comprehensive project manager is essential to my work.
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