FarClips.dat alternate library file type
Please respond to my ?? is right here, the first paragraph. (Remainder of
post merely shows how much fun I was having). I would guess that any
library that must be "in the open clipbook" position in order to function
properly could not be put into and could not be used in a .dat type of a
library file?? If so, please elaborate briefly on which type
libraries/clips cannot be used in a .dat type of a library file??
I was checking out FarClip demo2 in NoteTab's SampleCode library. I want
to use such method for a bunch of my lesser frequented clips.
To do so is something new and recently discovered for me. Nonetheless, I
have succeeded with it in a small way already (see mytrial below).
A few my smaller .clb libraries, I want to just copy them (minus header
stuff, etc.) over into a myclips.dat file. As follows, myclips.dat would
then take the place of those particular .clb libraries.
I see the possibility (and probably will do so) to have one .clb library
named repository (or access or index, etc.). This .clb would be so named
because it would hold only clips that access the other clips contained in
myclips.dat. (In repository.clb each clip header would correspond to a
certain category. And each clip therein would use ^!FarClip with a wizard
so as to pick from amongst the .dat file clips that are within that
So, repository.clb makes for handy accessing/launch of the bigger amount of
script stuff contained in myclips.dat
The clips contained within repository.clb would thus have the ability to
access/launch what had formerly existed as two or three of the .clb
libraries. So, two or three buttons eliminated from my library
bar. Yay! And, my lesser frequented clips are still available for use
while kept in an out of the way place.
mytrial follows (^!FarClip is a long line):
^!FarClip "^$GetLibraryPath$myclips.dat:"^?[(H=22)choose one==Show
;----<end of clip<<
;-----next line begins contents myclips.dat-----
^!Info ^$GetDate("mmmm dd, yyyy")$
^!Info [L]** : ^**^%nl%* :^*^%nl%## : ^##^%nl%# : ^#
;-------<end of myclips.dat file<<