I recently removed my internal hard disk and replaced with another (larger, faster), and it is fast.
Of course, I installed Xojo fro a fresh dmg, and forgot to set my licence to it.
At first launch time, I get the Language Reference at this size: 594 x 616
Language Reference - Default size.png.
I enlarged it to be able to watch it and get:
Language Reference - Visual Bug.png
First impression stays for a long, very long time.
We’re aware of it, but functional bugs have a higher priority than visual bugs.
Good lord, man, if you’re developing software on a Mac, you should be using Dash.
Why should he? Dash seems to be extreme overkill for a person if they only use Xojo, and need to look up a few functions etc.
Not everyone develops in half a dozen different languages
but if you deal with databases then the database docsets are great. and if you deal with HTML the html docsets are great. etc… all with Xojo.
When I started using RB some 5 years ago, I was first irritated by the look of the help system. Till today it looks outdated, like a 90s website. I don’t understand why they changed the IDE, but didn’t amend the help system.
I didn’t know that setting a minimum size for a window is such a huge task…
you can have MBS docs in Dash, too.
I wish the other plugin authors would release their docs as dash docsets.
christian I don’t see MBS in Dash to download
The combination of Dash and PopClip with the Dash plugin makes looking up documentation so much easier, I can’t imagine working without them. That would be living like an animal or something.
What I find sorely lacking in the language reference is phonetic search. At this time, the smallest misspelling leads to no result.
And a paper LR would have a thesaurus organized by categories where words can be browsed. Especially for beginners, this would be a much greater help than the PDFs.
This is what I first thought and I make things with half a dozen languages/markups. I even had a search field on my local homepage (screenshot if you’re curious) but after trying Dash for merely an hour I was sold. It has nifty features for when you find yourself working in objc. I also enjoy the snippets thing so I can use text expansions without having yet another app running in the background (bye bye, atext.)
One of the coolest multi-language features I think is it’s ability to switch docsets based on what app you had active. If I’ve got Xojo active it searches Xojo, if I have Coda or Chocolat active it defaults to PHP, Xcode to the objc docs. Richard you should give it a try, if you don’t like it just trash it
[quote=103490:@Eli Ott]When I started using RB some 5 years ago, I was first irritated by the look of the help system. Till today it looks outdated, like a 90s website. I don’t understand why they changed the IDE, but didn’t amend the help system.
Because it had been redone 3 time in 4 years
I already have Dash installed, maybe I will take a second look at it.
Was that search page made in Xojo (Web)?
I would like such a page stored in my dropbox, so that I can search for whatever I want.
Hand coded with love. I’ll personal message you the page to avoid hijacking this thread further.
I don’t like to ask for direction!
I don’t read instructions, till I get it working; with a few parts left over.
However I think it time to ask:
How do you use Dash? I have download some references but all I get to work is the Snippets.
Click on Download DocSets and, then download whichever you need
Have download several. Now what? How so I search?