Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Day 7: Slowly but Surely

Day 7 marks another day in the development of the map editor. I am still stuck in the mapeditor's file menu system. The good news is that I am on the verge of moving toward the editing system.

I created three distinct UI element. These are typepad, the logger, and the file scroller. I also used the modal system instead of the regular toolbars. The logger element lists event that has tooken place such as loading files. The scroller is responsible for displaying files. The typepad is for typing. So far, the scroller is the only complete element. Logger's functionality is almost complete. It only lack deleting old messages thus any more messages over 5 will overflow the screen. Typepad is functional for typing but the event triggers are not programmed in yet.

The mapeditor, by design, is modal(just like vim). For example, if you want to type, you have to press tab.(and disable all keyboard functionality except typing) To finish typing, you also have to press tab. When you're finished, all the other keyboard functionality become available.

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