DOM/Elements Control & Implementation

Discussion and feedback on Construct 2

Post » Tue Sep 27, 2016 2:28 pm

Construct is one the greatest IDEs ever seen, however as I move forward with apps I'm feeling increasingly limited by being tied to the canvas and image graphics.

Being able to play with HTML elements like lists would be amazing. Being able to style menus and layouts in CSS would be a god send; actual RWD would make multi-device menus hilariously easy.

There are a few objects that have some of this deeper functionality, buttons for example exist outside of the canvas element.

I'm aware that Construct is by no means a web tool, but I would be willing to pay license fees again to have access to this kind of functionality.
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Post » Tue Sep 27, 2016 3:25 pm

+1

I'm also missing very basic html/CSS functionality. Especially something like divs and tables or equivalent. Maybe it could be used for ingame UI and such as well.

CSS transitions is one of the most missed features. The card flip feature in this thread is pretty neat.
https://www.scirra.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=147&t=168636&p=1015135&hilit=css+card+flip#p1015135

I played around with it a litte bit. It renders a bit slower than sprites. If I'm not mistaking you also cant have any of these objects inline in between layers. They are always on top, rendered separately from canvas.

I would love to have CSS styling and transitions on sprites, or at least some equivalent, but I don't know if it's possible or not.

I friend of mine made this: http://chimely.co/ and I would love to make similar apps/webpages but using C2, as it's such a breeze to work with.
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Post » Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:47 am

Agreed completely - any kind of data display is a real pain.

@Ashley or @Tom is there any official line on this? It'd make my week if this is even considered.
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Post » Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:05 pm

I think you are proposing a whole new product. Construct 2 is designed for game development. It still supports several kinds of form controls despite that.
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Post » Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:28 am

Thanks for the reply @ashley :)
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Post » Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:05 pm

@rexrainbow - I am not a technical man, but could this be done with your plugin wizardry?
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Post » Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:27 pm

Does this technique work?
I only occasionally visit - I'm learning C# for Unity, but c2 is still a respectable game engine imo....
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Post » Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:54 pm

@Elliott

There are many many users ask that why sprites could not put in front of DOM element. Moreover, as @Ashley said, "Construct 2 is designed for game development".
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