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Information on send and received Events
« on: September 18, 2023, 05:43:47 PM »
In both the Events tab and the Events Browser, there's no indication whether an Event is sent or received nor how many times it is.

First, we'd need two new icons.
One that represents an Event that is sent, so we could expect an arrow pointing up or curving up. ⤴️ ↗️ ⬆️
For an event that is received, the icon would be an arrow pointing down or curving down. ↪️ ↘️ ⬇️ (note that in the first icon, the upper part of the curve should be erased, but I couldn't find a curve that starts vertically and ends its course horizontally, a bit like the overall curving shape of this telephone one 📞).

In the Graph View's Events tab, under Used, there could be two columns.
Right now there's just one with integers.
In the advanced display, there would be two icons, each time followed by a number. In the case the number would be 0, the icon would be grayed out to make the information faster to process visually.

The same thing would be done in the Events browser.
And in that same browser, when pressing right button mouse to get a list of the FSMs that use a given Event, each FSM listed should provide the same kind of detailed information by mirroring the data specific to that FSM, the one that is displayed in GV's Events tab data.

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Re: Information on send and received Events
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2023, 07:22:36 AM »
I need to specify the fact that sent events are used by actions, whereas those received are only used by states as transitions.
Playmaker is perfectly aware of the use of events in actions since if you remove them from the Events tab and they're used in actions, it will generate errors.