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kiwichick
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From XY to app

Post by kiwichick » 26 Oct 2013 03:43

Hi there, I've created a script that has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with automating tasks and the kind of system stuff that scripting is usually used for. It's an Astrology script where a date of birth is entered and the script displays information (with help form an ini file) about the relevant astrological star sign. I was wondering what suggestions people could give on turning the script into a proper appplication that is independent of XYplorer. What software, language, etc I could use. The script really won't get any more complicated than calling data or images so just beginner suggestions please :-)

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Re: From XY to app

Post by binocular222 » 26 Oct 2013 04:21

If your xys script runs well and displayed what you want, then it's ok.
What is a "proper appplication"?
with such a simple task a read ini and display in a dialog box, any scripting language can.
I use autohotkey but recommend Python
I'm a casual coder using AHK language. All of my xys scripts:
http://www.xyplorer.com/xyfc/viewtopic. ... 243#p82488

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Re: From XY to app

Post by kiwichick » 26 Oct 2013 04:57

Thanks binocular222, I had looked at Python so it's nice to know someone here can recommend it.

And I would like it to be a 'proper application' so that if I want to share it with other people or develop it further, it won't be dependent on XYplorer to run.

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Re: From XY to app

Post by Nighted » 26 Oct 2013 18:49

That sounds like a fun app.

I would recommend AutoHotkey. It includes a simple compiler for distributing your scripts in executable format.

AutoIt is also very nice.
I want XY to serve soft ice cream. Please Don, make XY serve soft ice cream.

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Re: From XY to app

Post by kiwichick » 27 Oct 2013 22:56

Thanks Nighted, I'll check them out.

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Re: From XY to app

Post by kiwichick » 03 Nov 2013 06:54

Gosh there are so many scripting languages out there!! Phew how do you guys make sense of it all and decide which one you're going to use :veryconfused:

Python and (especially) AutoHotkey look good but I was just wondering, as possible way to make it easier to recreate the script I already have, what is the scripting language that XY is based on (or is most like XY)?

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Re: From XY to app

Post by admin » 03 Nov 2013 09:31

PHP.

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Re: From XY to app

Post by kiwichick » 06 Nov 2013 06:42

Thanks Don :appl: :appl:

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