AM Paste 2.2 API helper app

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AM Paste 2.2 API helper app

#1 Post by russ » Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:57 am

AMPaste is a little app I made that can sit on your desktop and provide quick access to the API functions without repeated returns to the Wiki to copy and paste. The video below shows it in operation and explains its use. Links to download the app (Windows and Mac) is also below.




I highly suggest using Notepad++ as your Lua editor...it's free at the link below:

Notepad++ Download Link


Explanation of the add-on to highlight Air Manager API functions in Notepad++ is in this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=199


Here is a dropbox link to the Windows version of AMPaste(.zip archive):

AMPaste 2.2 Windows Download


And I also compiled a Mac version which is here:

AMPaste 2.2 MacOS Download


Post any questions, corrections, or feedback in this thread.
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Re: AM Paste 2.2 API helper app

#2 Post by JackZ » Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:15 pm

Very neat tool Russ!

May I suggest your post to be sticky, so it is not eventually burried in the forum and will always be available for newcomers?

IMHO some posts are valuable and should be made "sticky", such as parts of code, libraries and tips and tricks.
Maybe a special category for this should be made?

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Re: AM Paste 2.2 API helper app

#3 Post by docjl » Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:22 pm

Well done Russ ! It's a very convenient tool.

Just a suggestion to improve it : why not make a little button with a "?" in front of each line (like that :?: ); one clic can open the related index on siminnovation/wiki. To refresh our memory when it's an item who's not frequently use.
For exemple "ext_variable_subscribe" button opens "http://siminnovations.com/wiki/index.ph ... _subscribe" in the browser.

Or, why not, a little resume bubble when the mouse pass over the items ?


Question : Why does it display "prefs file is empty" when I lunch it or when I cancel edit (even if loaded default data before) ?
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Re: AM Paste 2.2 API helper app

#4 Post by russ » Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:18 pm

I wrote the app over a year ago so I had to look. The AM_Prefs .txt file (in your documents folder) isn't created until you save some changes the first time. Try making a small change and then saving it.
The dialog might better say "The prefs file is missing" . My goal was to advise any user if their AP_Prefs file was not there. Unfortunately until you save the file is not written to your computer. You don't have to make any changes either, you can just click save after opening any function's editing window and the default data will be save to the disk and the message should not occur going forward. I may just do that on the initial launch of the app. This was a quick and dirty tool I made to help me when I was first doing Air Manager scripting. I still like to use it though.
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Re: AM Paste 2.2 API helper app

#5 Post by russ » Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:21 pm

I think Ralph has to change a phpBB preference to allow stickies... Ralph?? Help!
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Re: AM Paste 2.2 API helper app

#6 Post by Crashtender » Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:57 pm

Very handy little application.
Love it!
Thank you very much Russ
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Re: AM Paste 2.2 API helper app

#7 Post by Ralph » Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:09 am

Will do today.

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Re: AM Paste 2.2 API helper app

#8 Post by docjl » Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:43 am

russ wrote:I wrote the app over a year ago so I had to look. The AM_Prefs .txt file (in your documents folder) isn't created until you save some changes the first time. Try making a small change and then saving it.
OK, I understand.
This was a quick and dirty tool I made to help me when I was first doing Air Manager scripting.
No ! Not quick and dirty ! It's a real help for us. Thanks very much for sharing it.
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Re: AM Paste 2.2 API helper app

#9 Post by a13 » Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:26 pm

Great tool!

Thanks Russ

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Re: AM Paste 2.2 API helper app

#10 Post by Keith Baxter » Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:18 pm

I only noticed this amazing tool now.

Can we please have an update for ver3.4

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