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!Restored: Hotspot Coloring

Anonymous
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This one is a vital addition.

I use hotspots for various reasons. (i mean the ones created with the HOTSPOT gdl command). Move a point, change a height value or even turn on and of an option. As hotspots increase, its hard to find the correct one.

So the wish is simple. Have a simple command to set a color for hospots.
I think it would be very easy to do but save us a lot of trouble.


What do you think?
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Anonymous
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may i ask the one voting not needed, to write why he came to that conclusion? I am really puzzled. Ok to vote not essential, average.. but not needed. Do you know a workaround for that to share with us?
TomWaltz
Participant
It wasn't me, but you can already set the color for hotspots.... it's right on the Info Box.
Tom Waltz
Anonymous
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i mean gdl hotspots (moveable- stretchable ones)
The ones you create with HOTSPOT command.

You cannot color those. Can you?
TomWaltz
Participant
OK, those are not controllable.
Tom Waltz
Anonymous
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may i ask the one voting not needed, to write why he came to that conclusion? I am really puzzled. Ok to vote not essential, average.. but not needed. Do you know a workaround for that to share with us?
I did. Before you edited your post, it indicated you just wanted to change the hotspot color, which you can do already. Besides, I think the use of hotspots is all but useless these days. It should be removed from the toolbox in my opinion.

GDL hotspots are different. Sure I can see some advantage to them being different colors, but I can also see some disadavtanges. There's plenty more that needs to be fixed before this!

Just my opinion.

Hunter.
Anonymous
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I thought posting in the gdl section was clear that i was not talking about drawing hotspots but moveable ones.

The reason i say that is simple. I lately use hospots for interactivity.
For example i create a polyline and i create in the middle of each segment a hotspot. If the user moves it , it triggers a division event, and splits the polyline in some segments. Some other time i use the SAME hotspot to edit the line segment pen color. I may use it for as many functions as i want. But it would be nice for the user to know that if for example its green then its subdivision mode, if its red then its a moveable hotspot and so on.

Hotspots is the only way to interact with the user in gdl.
You can even create a menu based on hotspots.

A simple idea : you want for example the user to enter a series of points to define the outline of something. Simple. You create a single hotspot somewhere. When the user moves it you store the position he moves the point (in an array) and then recreate a hotspot in the original position. Tha way you create some interactivity.