Clip wizards - Is there a way to bring up the file open box?
- Hi all,
I want to present the user with a file open box. Is there a way to
bypass the input wizard? I feel that the input field can be confusing
for the some users (some people will just not click the [...] button).
I also find it a bit inconvinient that the user has to make two double
clicks (first one on the clip mane, the second one on the [...] button
in the clip wizard) to access the open box. This can get quite
annoying when a greater number of files have to be accessed.
thanks for any answers.
- Hi Andreas,
Notetab clips can deliver keystrokes to various apps using clips, but
since the next clip command won't run until the user completes the
clip wizard, that's not going to work here. You could have your clip
assign and present a default file to open. Then the user could click
OK instead of [...] and something would get opened.
If you want to do more, read on.
At one time (pretty long time ago) I integrated external script
applications into some of my clips. In particular I used Powerpro and
You can look at my Music and Video Player library which is posted in
the files area of this group's Yahoo site. In that one, I used
Powerpro to increase the window size of a clip wizard as well as
deliver some keystrokes to it. Seems to me, if you named your file
open wizard something unique, you could get Powerpro to automatically
deliver a tab and enter to it.
AutoIt was used in developing my Document History clips (also in our
files area). An AutoIt script monitors and logs the files being
edited in Notetab by reading the file name at the top of the Notetab
Application Window. That log gets manipulated and accessed by Perl
and by NoteTab clip commands. Don't remember if I specifically did
anything with clip wizards and AutoIt, but I'm sure it would be
There are Yahoo groups for Powerpro and AutoIt and afaik they are
both still very powerful freeware apps.
Hope it helps,
- Hi Sheri,
Thanks very much!
I am going to have a look at these.
> Hi Andreas,(...)
> There are Yahoo groups for Powerpro and AutoIt and afaik they are
> both still very powerful freeware apps.
> Hope it helps,