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ShadowChemosh
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Old November 27th, 2016, 05:02 PM
First no big hurry on this question. I have it "mostly" working enough for now but would like to know how to fix in the future.

I have created a new tab using Panel, Templates and Portals for my Pathfinder house rules game. I got it all to work and look very nice on the desktop software. I most likely using outdated ways of scripting but its what I found available to copy from.

The big problem is how it displays on the iPad. It "works" but it looks bad.

Here is what it looks like on my desktop:
Shadow d20 Tab.jpg

Here is how it looks on the iPad:
Shadow d20 Tab iPad.jpg

My question is two fold:
1) Is the issues on the iPad because I used outdated UI scripting? If so where do I find "current" methods with examples?

2) I think I read before that the UI stuff for the iPad has to be done in a unique way? If so any examples of this in use?

I have attached the .dat file to this post if you want to see the XML/scripts.
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Old November 27th, 2016, 09:19 PM
I haven't seen prechild or postchild in forever - how far back did you go to find those? Those were phased out before I joined the company, back in '07.

I recommend looking through the skeleton files or savage worlds, to see the more modern portal arrangement styles.

Visual scripts usually do need specific handling for tablets - there are differences in some of the details of how things are sized and how they're arranged. Here's an example, from the attribute position script from the basics tab:

Code:
    <position><![CDATA[
      ~ Set up our height
      var incrgapl as number
      var incrgapr as number
      if (state.istablet = 0) then
        height = portal[aUser].height + 6
        incrgapl = 6
        incrgapr = 6
      else
        height = 55
        incrgapl = 35
        incrgapr = 5
        endif

      ~if we need to show our special details label, add some extra height for
      ~it
      if (state.istablet = 0) then
        portal[details].visible = 0
      elseif (herofield[tAttPoints].value + hero.tagis[Dependant.SocChar] = 0) then
        portal[details].visible = 0
        endif
      if (portal[details].visible <> 0) then
        height += 10
        endif

      doneif (issizing <> 0)

      ~we have more space to use on the tablet
      if (state.istablet = 0) then
        portal[aTitle].width = 65
      else
        portal[aTitle].width = 90
        endif
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Old November 28th, 2016, 12:14 PM
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I haven't seen prechild or postchild in forever - how far back did you go to find those? Those were phased out before I joined the company, back in '07.
Yeah I mimicked some stuff I saw in the d20 files. Its very confusing when trying to learn cause "some" stuff in d20 is modern and lots of it uses deprecated logic.

Because I am still struggling with the UI stuff it makes it very hard to figure out which is a "good" script to take vs a "bad" script.

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I recommend looking through the skeleton files or savage worlds, to see the more modern portal arrangement styles.
Thanks. Probably would have been a better place to start from....

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Originally Posted by Mathias View Post
Visual scripts usually do need specific handling for tablets - there are differences in some of the details of how things are sized and how they're arranged. Here's an example, from the attribute position script from the basics tab:
Thanks. Will take a look at your sample script as soon as I can.

A new question is what is an easy way to "test" these changes? I mean on the desktop I did like 500 CTRL-R with trial and error while learning. Is there an easy way to display in tablet mode? I tried the "develop" menu where it says you can change the "interface" to tablet but I get an error saying "tablet mode not supported for this game system". Do I really need to create a .hl file and send to the iPad to test changes?

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Pathfinder - d20pfsrd and Pathfinder Pack Setup
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5E D&D - Community Server Setup
Hero Lab Help - Hero Lab FAQ, Editor Tutorials and Videos, Editor & Scripting Resources.
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- d20 HL package volunteer editor.
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