4 Replies Latest reply on Jan 29, 2015 9:23 AM by deeman2014

    An object model for Edge Animate

    deeman2014

      Is there a published full object model for Edge Animate, showing all the functions and properties that are exposed?

      Would like to know what properties exist for each object, as well as what functions can be called.

      Thanks.

        • 1. Re: An object model for Edge Animate
          Preran Adobe Employee

          Hi deeman,

           

          Not exactly what you are looking for but just in case this helps.

           

          Edge Animate for web developers - Part 1 | David Deraedt

           

          Thanks,

          Preran

          • 2. Re: An object model for Edge Animate
            deeman2014 Level 1

            Hi Preran,

            Thanks for the response.

            Yes, not an object model diagram or table, agreed.

            Would you need help developing one, as you are short-handed?

            It would be great to have, and I am more than happy to help out.

            Am working on some neuroscience models and would like to use Edge Animate to illustrate some concepts.

            Understanding how Edge works will be very helpful, I wager.

            Trial-and-error with what properties are exposed is time consuming.

            Thanks.

            Cheers,

            DLewis


            • 3. Re: An object model for Edge Animate
              Preran Adobe Employee

              Hi deeman,

               

              Am not sure about our policy on this one. Let me check with the product team.

               

              Meanwhile, my colleague sent me a link to the API doc: http://www.adobe.com/devnet-docs/edgeanimate/api/current/index.html

               

               

              Thanks,

              Preran

              • 4. Re: An object model for Edge Animate
                deeman2014 Level 1

                Hi Preran,

                 

                Thanks.

                 

                Yes, the question is what do you expose to users?

                 

                If I want to know what variable/properties I can access, is there a table or list someplace?

                If I want to know the text string being shown in a text object, what property is that.

                If I want to set the text value of a text object, what function do I call?

                If I want to know the font used in a text box, what property is that?


                Most of your documentation that I have seen so far is more HOW TO oriented, I would say.

                "If you want to do this, do that...if you want to do this, to something else".

                That is helpful.

                But not as helpful as "Here are all the properties you can access, and here are all the methods you can call".

                THAT is also helpful.

                 

                So, what properties and methods are PUBLICLY exposed and available for us to use programmatically, would be very helpful to knowl.

                 

                Edge Animate is a tremendous tool.

                 

                Believe me, we are trying to count on it to deliver some ground-breaking research.


                We just don't want to play trial-and-error with what is there to be utilized, anymore than we have to.

                 

                Thanks, again.

                 

                Keep up the good work.

                 

                Cheers,

                Derrick