PhAB buglet

OK. I did a dumb thing. I admit. But PhAB should have helped me a little.

I loaded appbuilder on console #9. But I already had several things running
on console 9 so I moved it to another console. I created a new base window
and I went to look for the control panel. Not there. I looked on all
active consoles. Not there. I specifically looked on console 9. Not
there. I went back to PhAB and clicked on ‘arrange windows’. Still
nothing.

But wait! It gets worse. I exited and reloaded appbuilder. No COntrol
panel. I reopened my application. Still no control panel.

So finally I deleted my ~/.ph/phab directory. Reloaded PhAB and magically
my control panel reappeared.

Truth was, it was there all along. On console 9. Hidden by another window
on console 9.

My Suggestion: If someone clicks on “Arrange Windows” and any of the
windows are not on the currently visable screen, then they should be moved
back into the current visable screen.

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Bill Caroselli – 1(530) 510-7292
Q-TPS Consulting
QTPS@EarthLink.net

Here’s another one.

I was going through the tutorials. Lession #2 shows you how to save a
template, which I agree is a great idea. But the “Done” button is greyed
out and I can’t save my template.

Also, when I look under the “Edit” menu button there is no Pallets option.
Perhaps the is the result of the first problem.


Bill Caroselli – 1(530) 510-7292
Q-TPS Consulting
QTPS@EarthLink.net

It appears that you MUST edit the icon before “Done” is enabled.


Bill Caroselli – 1(530) 510-7292
Q-TPS Consulting
QTPS@EarthLink.net


“Bill Caroselli” <qtps@earthlink.net> wrote in message
news:9t1bg0$8o4$1@inn.qnx.com

Here’s another one.

I was going through the tutorials. Lession #2 shows you how to save a
template, which I agree is a great idea. But the “Done” button is greyed
out and I can’t save my template.

Also, when I look under the “Edit” menu button there is no Pallets option.
Perhaps the is the result of the first problem.


Bill Caroselli – 1(530) 510-7292
Q-TPS Consulting
QTPS@EarthLink.net

Bill Caroselli <qtps@earthlink.net> wrote:
: It appears that you MUST edit the icon before “Done” is enabled.

You’re right. You also must give the template a name. I’ll update the
docs.

Thanks for pointing it out.


Steve Reid stever@qnx.com
TechPubs (Technical Publications)
QNX Software Systems

Giving it a name was just common sense. I.E. I did that. Also, the second
problem was a consequence of the first. I.E. Nothing save <==> Nothing to
View.

But, rather than being so quick to fix the docs, I think that PhAB should be
fixed. I don’t care about icons (at least not there). I don’t think I
should be required to create an icon.


Bill Caroselli – 1(530) 510-7292
Q-TPS Consulting
QTPS@EarthLink.net


“Steve Reid” <stever@qnx.com> wrote in message
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Bill Caroselli <> qtps@earthlink.net> > wrote:
: It appears that you MUST edit the icon before “Done” is enabled.

You’re right. You also must give the template a name. I’ll update the
docs.

Thanks for pointing it out.


Steve Reid > stever@qnx.com
TechPubs (Technical Publications)
QNX Software Systems

Hi Bill,

I have submitted a change request to have the control panel move to the console
that PhAb is located on when the user clicks on “Arrange Modules”.
Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

Regards
Brenda


Bill Caroselli <qtps@earthlink.net> wrote:

OK. I did a dumb thing. I admit. But PhAB should have helped me a little.

I loaded appbuilder on console #9. But I already had several things running
on console 9 so I moved it to another console. I created a new base window
and I went to look for the control panel. Not there. I looked on all
active consoles. Not there. I specifically looked on console 9. Not
there. I went back to PhAB and clicked on ‘arrange windows’. Still
nothing.

But wait! It gets worse. I exited and reloaded appbuilder. No COntrol
panel. I reopened my application. Still no control panel.

So finally I deleted my ~/.ph/phab directory. Reloaded PhAB and magically
my control panel reappeared.

Truth was, it was there all along. On console 9. Hidden by another window
on console 9.

My Suggestion: If someone clicks on “Arrange Windows” and any of the
windows are not on the currently visable screen, then they should be moved
back into the current visable screen.


Bill Caroselli – 1(530) 510-7292
Q-TPS Consulting
QTPS@EarthLink.net

Hello Brenda

I spend most of yesterday familiarizing myself with RTP’s Photon (as opposed
to QNX4’s). I have discovered that I can move my control panels to another
console and I love that. It allows me to open up a widget, resources and
callback window (plus others when needed) and place them on the next
console. That way I can quickly flip back and forth between the two
consoles. It makes it much easier for me to develop. (I.E. it’s easier to
flip between consoles then bringing different windows to the front.

But here’s my suggestion. Most of the applications that I work on are full
screen applications. It would be REALLY GREAT if I could put the
application window that I am developing in an adjacent window and leave all
of the control panels on the same console as the toolbars. Right now, the
application window is confined by it’s parent (PhAB itself).

Of course if you do that then you would need to pop that window back the
primary console when requested.


Bill Caroselli – 1(530) 510-7292
Q-TPS Consulting
QTPS@EarthLink.net


“Gui Group” <gui@qnx.com> wrote in message news:9t3dhh$d91$1@nntp.qnx.com

Hi Bill,

I have submitted a change request to have the control panel move to the
console
that PhAb is located on when the user clicks on “Arrange Modules”.
Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

Regards
Brenda


Bill Caroselli <> qtps@earthlink.net> > wrote:
OK. I did a dumb thing. I admit. But PhAB should have helped me a
little.

I loaded appbuilder on console #9. But I already had several things
running
on console 9 so I moved it to another console. I created a new base
window
and I went to look for the control panel. Not there. I looked on all
active consoles. Not there. I specifically looked on console 9. Not
there. I went back to PhAB and clicked on ‘arrange windows’. Still
nothing.

But wait! It gets worse. I exited and reloaded appbuilder. No COntrol
panel. I reopened my application. Still no control panel.

So finally I deleted my ~/.ph/phab directory. Reloaded PhAB and
magically
my control panel reappeared.

Truth was, it was there all along. On console 9. Hidden by another
window
on console 9.

My Suggestion: If someone clicks on “Arrange Windows” and any of the
windows are not on the currently visable screen, then they should be
moved
back into the current visable screen.

\

Bill Caroselli – 1(530) 510-7292
Q-TPS Consulting
QTPS@EarthLink.net

Hi Bill,
It is already possible in PhAB to run your application on a different console.
You use the Generate and Make dialog. In the Run Arguments field at the bottom
of the dialog you would specify -x1152 ( Depending on the resolution of your screen)
It would be some mulitply of the resolution.
The value I put here would have PhAb running on console 1 and the application when you
hit the ‘run’ button would show up on console 2.

You can do the same for -y to move down the consoles. And if you want your
application to come up on the same console as PhAB just remove the Run Arguments.

Hope this helps
Regards
Brenda

Bill Caroselli <qtps@earthlink.net> wrote:

Hello Brenda

I spend most of yesterday familiarizing myself with RTP’s Photon (as opposed
to QNX4’s). I have discovered that I can move my control panels to another
console and I love that. It allows me to open up a widget, resources and
callback window (plus others when needed) and place them on the next
console. That way I can quickly flip back and forth between the two
consoles. It makes it much easier for me to develop. (I.E. it’s easier to
flip between consoles then bringing different windows to the front.

But here’s my suggestion. Most of the applications that I work on are full
screen applications. It would be REALLY GREAT if I could put the
application window that I am developing in an adjacent window and leave all
of the control panels on the same console as the toolbars. Right now, the
application window is confined by it’s parent (PhAB itself).

Of course if you do that then you would need to pop that window back the
primary console when requested.


Bill Caroselli – 1(530) 510-7292
Q-TPS Consulting
QTPS@EarthLink.net



“Gui Group” <> gui@qnx.com> > wrote in message news:9t3dhh$d91$> 1@nntp.qnx.com> …

Hi Bill,

I have submitted a change request to have the control panel move to the
console
that PhAb is located on when the user clicks on “Arrange Modules”.
Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

Regards
Brenda


Bill Caroselli <> qtps@earthlink.net> > wrote:
OK. I did a dumb thing. I admit. But PhAB should have helped me a
little.

I loaded appbuilder on console #9. But I already had several things
running
on console 9 so I moved it to another console. I created a new base
window
and I went to look for the control panel. Not there. I looked on all
active consoles. Not there. I specifically looked on console 9. Not
there. I went back to PhAB and clicked on ‘arrange windows’. Still
nothing.

But wait! It gets worse. I exited and reloaded appbuilder. No COntrol
panel. I reopened my application. Still no control panel.

So finally I deleted my ~/.ph/phab directory. Reloaded PhAB and
magically
my control panel reappeared.

Truth was, it was there all along. On console 9. Hidden by another
window
on console 9.

My Suggestion: If someone clicks on “Arrange Windows” and any of the
windows are not on the currently visable screen, then they should be
moved
back into the current visable screen.

\

Bill Caroselli – 1(530) 510-7292
Q-TPS Consulting
QTPS@EarthLink.net

No. I knew that.

I mean the window that I’m dropping my widgets on while I’m developing the
application. I would like to see the whole window just like it would appear
while it is running.


Bill Caroselli – 1(530) 510-7292
Q-TPS Consulting
QTPS@EarthLink.net


“Gui Group” <gui@qnx.com> wrote in message news:9t3n38$j8t$1@nntp.qnx.com

Hi Bill,
It is already possible in PhAB to run your application on a different
console.
You use the Generate and Make dialog. In the Run Arguments field at the
bottom
of the dialog you would specify -x1152 ( Depending on the resolution of
your screen)
It would be some mulitply of the resolution.
The value I put here would have PhAb running on console 1 and the
application when you
hit the ‘run’ button would show up on console 2.

You can do the same for -y to move down the consoles. And if you want
your
application to come up on the same console as PhAB just remove the Run
Arguments.

Hope this helps
Regards
Brenda

Bill Caroselli <> qtps@earthlink.net> > wrote:
Hello Brenda

I spend most of yesterday familiarizing myself with RTP’s Photon (as
opposed
to QNX4’s). I have discovered that I can move my control panels to
another
console and I love that. It allows me to open up a widget, resources
and
callback window (plus others when needed) and place them on the next
console. That way I can quickly flip back and forth between the two
consoles. It makes it much easier for me to develop. (I.E. it’s easier
to
flip between consoles then bringing different windows to the front.

But here’s my suggestion. Most of the applications that I work on are
full
screen applications. It would be REALLY GREAT if I could put the
application window that I am developing in an adjacent window and leave
all
of the control panels on the same console as the toolbars. Right now,
the
application window is confined by it’s parent (PhAB itself).

Of course if you do that then you would need to pop that window back the
primary console when requested.

Hi Bill,

Sorry about that…I read too fast and got ahead of myself. Unfortunately, it isn’t
possible to move the application while you are designing it outside of the container it
is in. A possible work around could be to increase your resolution on your display -
if your monitor will support of course :slight_smile:
Make the resolution large enough to allow you to create the application at the
resolution you would finally be using it at within the container it is in.

Again sorry for the early mistake .
Hope this helps
Regards
Brenda



Gui Group <gui@qnx.com> wrote:

Hi Bill,
It is already possible in PhAB to run your application on a different console.
You use the Generate and Make dialog. In the Run Arguments field at the bottom
of the dialog you would specify -x1152 ( Depending on the resolution of your screen)
It would be some mulitply of the resolution.
The value I put here would have PhAb running on console 1 and the application when you
hit the ‘run’ button would show up on console 2.

You can do the same for -y to move down the consoles. And if you want your
application to come up on the same console as PhAB just remove the Run Arguments.

Hope this helps
Regards
Brenda

Bill Caroselli <> qtps@earthlink.net> > wrote:
Hello Brenda

I spend most of yesterday familiarizing myself with RTP’s Photon (as opposed
to QNX4’s). I have discovered that I can move my control panels to another
console and I love that. It allows me to open up a widget, resources and
callback window (plus others when needed) and place them on the next
console. That way I can quickly flip back and forth between the two
consoles. It makes it much easier for me to develop. (I.E. it’s easier to
flip between consoles then bringing different windows to the front.

But here’s my suggestion. Most of the applications that I work on are full
screen applications. It would be REALLY GREAT if I could put the
application window that I am developing in an adjacent window and leave all
of the control panels on the same console as the toolbars. Right now, the
application window is confined by it’s parent (PhAB itself).

Of course if you do that then you would need to pop that window back the
primary console when requested.


Bill Caroselli – 1(530) 510-7292
Q-TPS Consulting
QTPS@EarthLink.net



“Gui Group” <> gui@qnx.com> > wrote in message news:9t3dhh$d91$> 1@nntp.qnx.com> …

Hi Bill,

I have submitted a change request to have the control panel move to the
console
that PhAb is located on when the user clicks on “Arrange Modules”.
Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

Regards
Brenda


Bill Caroselli <> qtps@earthlink.net> > wrote:
OK. I did a dumb thing. I admit. But PhAB should have helped me a
little.

I loaded appbuilder on console #9. But I already had several things
running
on console 9 so I moved it to another console. I created a new base
window
and I went to look for the control panel. Not there. I looked on all
active consoles. Not there. I specifically looked on console 9. Not
there. I went back to PhAB and clicked on ‘arrange windows’. Still
nothing.

But wait! It gets worse. I exited and reloaded appbuilder. No COntrol
panel. I reopened my application. Still no control panel.

So finally I deleted my ~/.ph/phab directory. Reloaded PhAB and
magically
my control panel reappeared.

Truth was, it was there all along. On console 9. Hidden by another
window
on console 9.

My Suggestion: If someone clicks on “Arrange Windows” and any of the
windows are not on the currently visable screen, then they should be
moved
back into the current visable screen.

\

Bill Caroselli – 1(530) 510-7292
Q-TPS Consulting
QTPS@EarthLink.net

Thanks. I do do this when possible. Lately I’ve been doing a lot of work
on my laptop and it isn’t possible.


Bill Caroselli – 1(530) 510-7292
Q-TPS Consulting
QTPS@EarthLink.net


“Gui Group” <gui@qnx.com> wrote in message news:9t3teo$mrq$1@nntp.qnx.com

Hi Bill,

Sorry about that…I read too fast and got ahead of myself.
Unfortunately, it isn’t
possible to move the application while you are designing it outside of the
container it
is in. A possible work around could be to increase your resolution on
your display -
if your monitor will support of course > :slight_smile:
Make the resolution large enough to allow you to create the application at
the
resolution you would finally be using it at within the container it is in.

Again sorry for the early mistake .
Hope this helps
Regards
Brenda