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Peder Lindbom
Advanced Member
Username: Peder

Post Number: 126
Registered: 04-2001


Posted on Friday, February 16, 2007 - 01:03 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

OK, here is a plugin challenge for all you FZ coding fiends:

A pallette that lists the last used command and the shortcut assigned to it. It could behave like the prompts pallette showing a number of recent commands and their shortcuts depending on the size of the window.

Bonus challenge:
A keyboard shortcut could highlight the latest used command in this pallette and change the scroll wheel (or arrows) to scroll inside the recent commands. Enter or leftclick could then activate that command.


Wadda ya think?

Peder
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Matt Edmonds
New member
Username: Mattedmonds

Post Number: 20
Registered: 10-2001
Posted on Friday, February 16, 2007 - 01:15 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Madness! That's madness I tell you! Lock 'em up! :-)
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Yousef M. Kurdi
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Username: Yousef

Post Number: 56
Registered: 09-2006


Posted on Friday, February 16, 2007 - 01:31 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

your full of ideas peder !!! good one !!!
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John Rafferty
New member
Username: Johnrafferty

Post Number: 5
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Friday, February 16, 2007 - 01:58 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Has someone been using modo recently? ;-)
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support@formZ.com
Moderator
Username: Tech

Post Number: 1590
Registered: 04-2001


Posted on Friday, February 16, 2007 - 02:27 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Sorry Peder. There is no way to tell within the SDK which tools are getting executed.

ZWebSDK Support
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Peder Lindbom
Advanced Member
Username: Peder

Post Number: 127
Registered: 04-2001


Posted on Friday, February 16, 2007 - 02:42 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Too bad. It seems FZ suffers from mild case of multiple personality disorder. The prompts and Undos seem to know what's been going on lately :-)

Ah well consider it a suggestion for the future then!
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Bo Atkinson
Intermediate Member
Username: Boa

Post Number: 83
Registered: 05-2001
Posted on Sunday, February 18, 2007 - 05:46 am:   Edit Post Print Post

ZWebSDK Support,

Are you also implying that there is no way to implement a "Last Tool" command, such that by invoking a shortcut, the previous tool used would once again become active, (or made the current tool)?

Sometimes having such a short cut would reduce the number of tool shortcuts a person would need... That is for someone who likes to use a large number of tools, not just box making tools.

I wouldn't rate it exceedingly important myself, but probably would try it. I'm one who would naturally look at other priorities first but am a little curious.
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support@formZ.com
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Username: Tech

Post Number: 1595
Registered: 04-2001


Posted on Monday, February 19, 2007 - 08:59 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Hi Bo,

You're correct. There is no way within the SDK to make a "Last Tool". Sorry!

ZWebSDK Support
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pylon
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Username: Pylon

Post Number: 67
Registered: 10-2005


Posted on Monday, February 19, 2007 - 06:35 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Hi Zweb,

We would really like to see this added to the API, so we might add features these (as well as others).

best,
Pylon
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Christopher Lund
Senior Member
Username: Clund

Post Number: 129
Registered: 05-2003


Posted on Monday, February 19, 2007 - 11:02 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

For the Non Coding Users.
The split in personality that Peder referrs to and that ADS alluded to is the SDK. It is the part that we external coders use to create the extensions for fZ. Part of that is called an Application Programmers interface, or API. This has all the code that we use to add our code to to build an extension.

So, even though fZ can know what tool was used last, this ability was not added to the SDK/API.


I will Ditto Pylon.

And, add to that, the ability to telly any (other) tool to become active.

Cheers,

Chris Lund
Neurascenic.