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The PiXCL Codewriter Wizards

These are applications written in PiXCL itself source code provided so you can modify and extend if you want) and compiled to an EXE.

The main code writer is started by clicking on the PiXCL Code editor toolbar HelperApp#2, and produces this window.

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Click the "Start New App "menu item ... then follow the instructions. There are audio instruction files that play, and can be turned off if desired via the "Audio Off " menu item.

Step#1

The Step#1 dialog is dynamically created with the DialogBox command.

Step#2:

The application name you enter appears on the net window. That is, the code wizard updated itself with the appearance you specify as you answer the questions.

The Step#2 dialog is dynamically created with the DialogBox command.

 

Step#3:

The Step#3 dialog is dynamically created with the DialogBox command.

  Step#4:

The Step#4 dialog is dynamically created with the DialogBox command.

Select the desired background colour from the Choose Color common dialog, say sky blue.

Step#5:

You need a toolbar for most applications. Here you select the desired style, including enabling the TWAIN source select and scanner acquire buttons.

The Step#5 dialog is dynamically created with the DialogBox command.

 

 Step#6:

See how the base level toolbar now appears in the application.

The Step#6 dialog is created with the MessageBox command.

 

Step#7:

The Step#7 dialog is created with the MessageBox command.

 

Step#8:

Click yes, the Save File common dialog appears, and the file gets saved to the current source directory.

 

Step#9:

Simply drag and drop the icon into the PiXCL Code Studio, and you are done. You now have a fully functional application skeleton that can be tested and built as an EXE. It won't actually DO anything much of course, other than acquiring an image and displaying it in a window: it's now your task to fill the extra desired functionality.

The skeleton PiXCL Application window just created.

See the skeleton application source code.

The "Add Dialog Code" Menu function.

Click the "Add Dialog Code" menu item to display the dialog shown below.

Select the Common of Custom Dialog desired radio button. Click either of the Test buttons to show you what the dialog looks like. If its the one you want, click the Copy button and the PiXCL code that creates this (in a subroutine call) is pasted to the Clipboard.

All you need do now is paste the code into your application. Some additional editting is generally required.

 

Helper App #1:

This application provides icon and toolbar code strings. For example, clicking a toolbar button copies the button identifier code for the Toolbar or ToolWindow commands to the clipboard.


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