Issue 160: Add customizable Tools menu

issues
Status:closed
Assigned To:Guest
Type:Todo
Area:Skyline
Priority:3
Milestone:2.1
Opened:2012-03-28 by Brendan MacLean
Changed:2013-02-08 by Brendan MacLean
Resolved:2013-02-08 by Brendan MacLean
Resolution:Fixed
Closed:2013-02-08 by Brendan MacLean
2012-03-28 Brendan MacLean
Title»Add customizable Tools menu
Assigned To»Brendan MacLean
Type»Todo
Area»Skyline
Priority»3
Milestone»2.1
We should add a Tools menu, which allows you to run an EXE, optionally passing arguments to its command-line, like the currently open Skyline document, the active replicate, etc. A good model of this is the Visual Studio Tools > External Tools form. It uses $(element) syntax for special values like $(ProjectFileName). The form also has a popup menu button for adding these special values to the "Arguments" field. All good to copy for the Skyline version.

Also, we should add arguments to SkylineRunner to allow external programs to add/edit these menu items. This would allow a 3rd party installer to modify the tools on the tools menu during installation.

Good project for a summer intern.

2013-02-08 Brendan MacLean
resolve as Fixed
Statusopen»resolved
This was implemented by Danny Broudy for v1.4.

2013-02-08 Brendan MacLean
close
Statusresolved»closed
Assigned ToBrendan MacLean»Guest