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BanjoTom

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App Tutorial Scripts
« on: May 11, 2021, 03:12:27 PM »
The Imatch Help, under "Apps: The App Manager" shows a number of "tutorial scripts."  I do not see any of those tutorials when I run the App Manager.  How do I find them in order to learn more about creating my own apps? 
— Tom, in Lexington, Kentucky, USA

Mario

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Re: App Tutorial Scripts
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2021, 03:22:11 PM »
Go to Edit > Preferences and enable the Developer Mode. The tutorial scripts are by default hidden, to not clutter the App Manager. Not many users develop their own apps.

A good thing to keep open is the Recipies page in the Developer Documentation

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Re: App Tutorial Scripts
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2021, 07:21:46 PM »
Thanks, Mario.  It's been a long time since I tried my hand at any software development, but I'm eager to try at least some very simple test apps of my own... 
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Re: App Tutorial Scripts
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2021, 07:47:32 PM »
Start simple, expand from that.
Run your app in your web browser and enable the developer tools with <F12>.
This way you can set break points, watch what your script is doing.

Use async await to handle endpoint calls for simplicity (this is explained with examples in the Recipes topic).
This allows you to use endpoints like you would have used function or method calls in the olde days.