Creating Mac Widgets with Dashcode by William Murray, Chris Pappas

By William Murray, Chris Pappas

This ebook will offer some of the improvement basics it is very important be
an lively widget dressmaker and author. yet, this booklet is just the start of
what you are able to do with Dashcode! It’s all within the notice: Dashcode. sprint for fast
and code for what's being written. Dashcode, quick code.

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To discover where the countdown timer’s default information originated, select Widget Attributes from the left edge of Dashcode. Your screen will appear something like that shown in Figure 3-3. Creating Mac Widgets with Dashcode 55 Figure 3-3. The countdown timer’s attributes can be changed on the attribute screen. Let’s change the default information to something more interesting. m.? Make the changes shown in Figure 3-4. 56 Creating Mac Widgets with Dashcode Figure 3-4. ” We did this so that when we pass the date, we’ll know how much time has elapsed.

Now click the size adjuster portion of the icon to resize the whole widget to the size you desire, as shown in Figure 2-16. With the whole widget resized, we resized the original text box and picture to fit, also. Creating Mac Widgets with Dashcode 39 Figure 2-16. Now the whole widget can be resized. 40 Creating Mac Widgets with Dashcode Back Face Changes The Dashcode application starts with the front face of the Custom Template. What’s on the back face? Let’s see. To view the back face, expand the back item, as shown in Figure 2-17.

Figure 2-13. Entering a new message in the text box 36 Creating Mac Widgets with Dashcode Now, resize the text box by positioning the mouse over the text box top, bottom, side, or corner, and dragging the boundary. Figure 2-14 shows how we completed our resizing. Figure 2-14. The resized text box With these changes in place, let’s add a picture in the next section. Creating Mac Widgets with Dashcode 37 Adding an Image A blank widget can be boring. Let’s add a picture. Click the Library icon, near the top left of the Dashcode design palette.

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