[Pixlib] about pixbuilder design features list
cartel.com at free.fr
Mon Jan 15 06:00:18 EST 2007
I think it's really important, if we want to build our IDE outside of
any other tools, to provide the functionalities we use everyday, like
keyboard shortcuts, history of actions, etc... And solving those
problems today is probably the best thing to do in order to provide a
powerful tool for future.
I've started to think about the preview window and all stuff we need
for. I see several point we can discuss :
- Hierarchy : We have to browse the graphical tree directly from the
preview window, as we can do in flash IDE, double-click on an object to
go down in the hierarchy, double-click on the background to go up,
single click to select, etc... That mean also the layer view have to
show only the current node, and history and selection must deal with
- Filtering the selection from the tree view to handle only graphical
objects in the preview window.
- Having a real canvas with zoom, drag, etc... to deal with really large
There is a lot of things to discuss about the MMI, impatient to have
your opinion about it .
> Hello Cédric,
> that's a great features list ! :)
> It gives some really good tracks to have a cool and powerful IDE.
> Thanks !
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Cédric Néhémie" <cartel.com at free.fr>
> To: <romain.ecarnot at gmail.com>; <Pixlib at osflash.org>
> Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2007 6:56 PM
> Subject: Re: [Pixlib] about pixbuilder design features list
>> Romain Ecarnot wrote:
>>> - Perhaps the biggest point is the " selected node can be dragged,
>>> scaled and rotated in the [previewwindow] to change properties in
>>> [listview ]"
>> I think so, mostly when nodes have the same size and position, but when
>> done I'm sure I will overuse it .
>> I also propose for later versions :
>> - a layer view where layers are draggable.
>> - lock/unlock transformations on preview window objects in the layer view.
>> - show/hide control in the layer view.
>> - multi select (why not having a kind of "selection uniformity sensor"
>> to allow properties modifications on objects of the same type).
>> - center and align commands in preview window (a must have for lazy
>> people ^^ ).
>> - an history panel would be a great feature (mostly on the tree view
>> when deleting a big branch :P ), even if I know it will be a big work.
>> Ok I stop here for today :) but I think PixBuilder is going to be a
>> great thing.
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