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amaranth

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Color-code input and output fields
« on: February 12, 2013, 07:16:28 PM »
One part of PlayMaker that gets confusing to me is knowing when a field is for input or output. It would be nice if there was a way for the person who is scripting an action to color-code certain text so that users will know which fields generate a result, and which fields are the result.

I know that some people might want to turn this feature on or off, so maybe if there was an option to to turn color-coding on or off?

For example, the following action is straight forward, but only because the author followed strict naming conventions:

FSM State Test (current)
-Game Object
-Fsm Name
-State Name
-True Event
-False Event
-Store Result

FSM State Test (alternative. red=input, blue=output)
-Game Object
-State Name
-State Name
-True Event
-False Event
-Result
« Last Edit: February 12, 2013, 08:02:12 PM by amaranth »

jeanfabre

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Re: Color-code input and output fields
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2013, 09:51:54 PM »
Hi,

Completly agree. It should be clearer visually somehow.

I think it should actually at least always use action section delimiter. I often us "Results" and then list all the outputs variables. Color is fine, I also would welcome small icons on the left of the label for example.

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 Jean