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Dockable Javascript Palette - Is it possible?

Jul 10, 2012 8:21 AM

I have created a Javascript Palette to allow the user to perform actions on TextFrames.

 

var myWindow = new Window("palette", "My Palette", undefined, {resizeable:true, closeButton:true});

 

Is is possible to make it 'Dockable' with the other normal panels? e.g. (Scripts, ScriptLabel, Paragraph Styles).

Or is it possible to create a Plugin which can then render the javascript inside of itself?


Thanks


Nathan Deamer

 
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    Jul 10, 2012 9:48 AM   in reply to natdeamer

    With plain ScriptUI it's not possible. With plugins I don't know.

     

    Peter

     
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    Jul 10, 2012 9:57 AM   in reply to natdeamer

    Your options are either (ActionScript) CS SDK or the C++ InDesign SDK.

     

    Harbs

     
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    Jul 12, 2012 12:38 PM   in reply to Harbs.

    I have not tried it but what gap does Configurator 3 fill? I saw it was only ID & PS so went no further…

     
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    Jul 13, 2012 1:22 AM   in reply to Muppet Mark

    Yes. I forgot about Configurator. You can build panels to launch scripts from there. You can't do much more than create buttons though...

     

    Harbs

     
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    Jul 16, 2012 3:55 PM   in reply to Harbs.

    I built something using Configurator 2, I haven't checked Configurator 3 yet. I found it useful for creating basic GUI components to run JSX scripts. If you really want to add a lot of interaction though you should go with learning CS Extension Builder. There is a learning curve, but it is a lot better than building using C++.

     

    I think I am going to go see what they improved with Configurator 3. The biggest weakness I saw before is that there were not URIs for InDesign to do commands, but there were for Photoshop.

     
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