My Little Gambas Helper

So you have written that new, must have program. Let us see it here.
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My Little Gambas Helper

Post by stevedee » Tuesday 05th January 2021 4:02pm

This is a simple web browser which searches a dedicated Gambas site or forum, as discussed in this thread: https://forum.gambas.one/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=974
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(exe version 1.0.17)

Its been downloaded about 20 times, so I figure its worth posting the latest version here. This version includes the input from Charlie which allows the application to be dragged around and resized (including control split). Also allows "find on page" feature to work from text box independently from list (see Help > About...)

I've fixed a search engine selection bug, and the Ixquick search engine has been disabled because it displays adverts.

Display size, position & layout are now saved in Settings.
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Re: My Little Gambas Helper

Post by cogier » Tuesday 05th January 2021 5:16pm

Hi Steve, it's looking good. The problem I found is that you are using qt4. In distros like Ubuntu, Mint etc. that don't support qt4 any more the program needs a tweak or 2 to get it going. The WebKit is also needed for the browser. I needed to change the components to: -

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Re: My Little Gambas Helper

Post by stevedee » Tuesday 05th January 2021 6:42pm

cogier wrote:
Tuesday 05th January 2021 5:16pm
...The problem I found is that you are using qt4...don't support qt4 any more...
That's me, always behind the times!

I have now updated and added to earlier post.

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Re: My Little Gambas Helper

Post by stevedee » Wednesday 20th January 2021 11:17am

I've just uploaded a new version to post #1 above.

This version now includes proper page-back, page-forward browser buttons and 3 new site searches:-

- Gambas wiki sub-section (Components)
- Gambas Book (German/English)
- The Gambas Mailing List


...Oh, and I've also added a Cookie Jar.



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Re: My Little Gambas Helper

Post by cogier » Sunday 24th January 2021 2:17pm

Hi Steve,

I like your help browser. I have made some modifications that may or may not gain your approval. Anyway see what you think. The main changes are below: -
  • Added right click menu to delete items from the list
  • The list no longer uses a CSV file, it's all done with Settings
  • Added a progress bar while web page is loading
  • Added menu shortcut keys
  • Added a version label
  • Added 'Placeholders'

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Re: My Little Gambas Helper

Post by stevedee » Tuesday 26th January 2021 4:53pm

Good job Charlie!

I like the Progress bar, as using Mouse.Wait didn't seem to work as well as I expected.

Not so keen on 'tell the world' (its already on the Help About dialog).

I hope anyone using this program will customise to suit their needs. WebView is an interesting component and I'm sure there are more good things that can be done with it.

I've found this simple program useful, and its now my go-to for looking up Gambas stuff.

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Re: My Little Gambas Helper

Post by PJBlack » Tuesday 26th January 2021 4:58pm

starting it together with the ide and use it often every day ... cant remember how to get round without it ... big thanks for that

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Re: My Little Gambas Helper

Post by stevedee » Wednesday 27th January 2021 5:59am

PJBlack wrote:
Tuesday 26th January 2021 4:58pm
starting it together with the ide and use it often every day...
Thanks PJ

Maybe you would find the option to run Gambas from the helper (either manually or automatically) useful:-

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Edit: I have now made this change and updated the downloadable project file in post #1

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Re: My Little Gambas Helper

Post by stevedee » Sunday 31st January 2021 11:36am

I am trying out the idea of a Control location/identifier, which simply shows the user what the Control icon looks like, and where it is located...
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So far I have included around 50 graphics (goodness knows how many Controls there are in total).

I have also updated the project zip in post#1

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Re: My Little Gambas Helper

Post by PJBlack » Sunday 31st January 2021 1:46pm

works great if run from gambas

but compiled into a directory outside the project it says file not found ... seems controls.csv and images/ not found
in the main prog PopSearchTerms also not found ... to me not that problem

for now i let it in the project folder ;) that wonderful piece of genius

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