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Offline jrobson

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Looking for a partner in crime...
« on: April 04, 2011, 05:08:25 PM »
Hi

I've looked at a lot of the screens, but they don't seem to be too familiar for us older guys who are used to the industrial style...
Anyway I've created a skin and am busy building the interface, curious if there is someone that's willing to give me their email details to answer questions as the arise about how to implement something... I'm more than happy to to do the work but it helps if there is someone that can point one in the right direction rapidly...

Oh and here is a bit lower resolution of the interface, the idea is ro use a 22" 1650x1050 touch screen in portrait mode. No keyboard, no mouse, I want to stay as close to industrial control style as possible. Any advise appreciated.
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Re: Looking for a partner in crime...
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2011, 05:44:46 PM »
I'd recommend asking here, as you can get more help.
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Re: Looking for a partner in crime...
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2011, 05:59:34 PM »
Okay thanks, let me get working and I'll start updating this post with questions. Maybe we can start with the most pressing one... would you guys that know coding well say it's possible to do live editing and saving of programs without going through notepad?

I was thinking in the editing screen, having a line that can accept input, like mdi but using the insert button, which can then be tied into a script that will insert the line into the g-code.tap file, save the file and reload it to the editing screen to affect the change. So every time insert/alter or delete is pressed the file must save and reload. I don't see an option to insert text other than mdi though...

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Re: Looking for a partner in crime...
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2011, 07:42:13 PM »
If you can program in Flash, you might want to create a Flash screen, which lets you do just about anything you want.

Doing that with a standard screen would be much harder, if it's possible at all. The only way to enter text, that I know of, is with a TextBox, or InputBox. Neither of which would normally be displayed on the screen, as they are only displayed while the macro is running.

I think you'd need to close the file, then change it, then reload it. That shouldn't be too hard to do, but getting it as seamless as you'd probably like may not be possible.
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Re: Looking for a partner in crime...
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2011, 03:36:47 AM »
Okay that is a bit of a setback... learning both flash and vb :/
It's a pity it's not possible in the screen software since that is quite easy to use, flash will probably be quite difficult, I'll go through the tutorials.

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Re: Looking for a partner in crime...
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2011, 04:06:15 AM »
Okay after reading a little bit more on here it seems possible, or at least in 2008 it was to load swf into .lset files, I don't have audio not sure if that is what the video is showing or if the video was showing 100% flash.

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Re: Looking for a partner in crime...
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2011, 01:26:50 PM »
Hello jrobson,
shoot me an email with your layout and I can get you started.
sales@fusioncnc.com