eventing in construct slow?

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Post » Fri Mar 21, 2008 2:55 pm

Whilst i find construct has a far superior event editor i'm finding eventing in construct to be so much slower than in mmf.

Also construct doesnt appear to have any consistancy when selecting object actions, you right click to create a condition, left click the object to bring up the actions, double click objects to get expressions, plus you have to keep pressing the next button. I've finding it very slow going.
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Post » Fri Mar 21, 2008 3:00 pm

If you're used to MMF, it's definitely going to take some time to get used to the different interface in Construct. Once you have used it a bit I think you'll find it much better. For example, you don't need to keep clicking next, you can just double click everything, which makes it really quick to zip through the process easily.
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Post » Fri Mar 21, 2008 3:02 pm

Oh yes, you're right thats much better. :lol:
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Post » Fri Mar 21, 2008 4:03 pm

I also think that Enter should go to the next entry field or press next when you're on the last one, but I'm not sure how hard that would be to implement.
But I know that I can get through an event in about six seconds if I know where everything is, that would probably cut it down.
Perhaps shift+enter could do that when you're on a multiline text field.
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Post » Fri Mar 21, 2008 4:52 pm

[quote="Drew Carey":3e5g5hig]I also think that Enter should go to the next entry field or press next when you're on the last one, but I'm not sure how hard that would be to implement.
But I know that I can get through an event in about six seconds if I know where everything is, that would probably cut it down.
Perhaps shift+enter could do that when you're on a multiline text field.[/quote:3e5g5hig]

Shift+Enter seems counter-intuitive. The default for most apps is Tab changes to the next field (which Construct does already), and Enter activates OK, so making Enter by itself activate Next and Finish would be the most logical choice.
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Post » Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:03 pm

i agree with deadeye, using msn messenger as an example, pressing "shift+enter" should be used to move the cursor to a new line whilst pressing "enter" should "accept" the actions you just did
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Post » Fri Mar 21, 2008 8:21 pm

I think the doubble-klicking is perfect, but there is one thing that annoys me. There are too many actions to choose XD.. One thing that i would really like is a search box. You create a new event, you klick on an object (a sprite for example), then you write for example "an anim..." then ther's only the "An animation playing" event showing. Like when you're searching in itunes!
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Post » Sat Mar 22, 2008 1:57 am

[quote="Attan":12yuk4hl]I think the doubble-klicking is perfect, but there is one thing that annoys me. There are too many actions to choose XD.. One thing that i would really like is a search box. You create a new event, you klick on an object (a sprite for example), then you write for example "an anim..." then ther's only the "An animation playing" event showing. Like when you're searching in itunes![/quote:12yuk4hl]

The tabs (along the bottom) help plenty in this regard.
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Post » Sat Mar 22, 2008 2:52 am

Still, I like Attan's idea. It would be better too if the search was default to active, kinda like Vista's start menu. As soon as you open the dialog, start typing, arrow down once or twice if needed. Quick, and a good supplement to tabs.
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Post » Sat Mar 22, 2008 4:55 am

Or maybe allow it to scroll to alphabet on keypress, like in an Explorer window. Just press T and it scrolls to the next item starting with T, from current selection or top, to the bottom then back to top.
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