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Build-A-Board Global Settings

Folder Locations

Source Folder - Location of Source files for all Panels. Any Projects/Panels you create will be stored in their source form here.

Target Folder - Location of Target files for all Panels. Any Builds will be created here under the name of the Project (Panel), then the Target System subfolder. A "Test" set of files (Windows Win32 platform) will be location in the Project (Panel) folder, so you can view the Build results immediately (Build | Execute).

Bin Folder - Internal files for Build-A-Board

For flexibility, and future enhancements, the locations of the Build-A-Board files are included here. These are set during install as defaults, and should not be modified.

New User Default Run-Time Target

This sets the machine based default for the default Run-Time Target, and also defines the default Run-Time Target for New projects.

Grid Size

This lets you set the default Grid Size - note that the most recent grid size will be saved when the Builder is closed. The Grid Size can be set via the Tools menu, Shift-F3/Shift-F4, or here.

Keyboard Layout Files

The 2 options are:

Single File Keyboard Layout

Window, Panel, Button, and Key files

The Single File Keyboard Layout is recommended for all uses of Build-A-Board. All of the layout information is stored in KEYBOARD.KBF.

The individual breakdown of the Window(s), Panel(s), Button(s) and Key(s) is supported for debugging and development purposes, but in use, this simply creates more small files, that will require more disk space than actually required. Use the Single File Keyboard Layout!

Level

In Versions 2.00, 2.10, only Level 1 was supported, while in Version 2.20 Level 2 and Level 1 are available. These levels control the size of the Keyboard Layout files - higher levels will result in larger files, but include more capabilities, such as graphic displays and support for longer macros. This is not a user-settable setting, as there are various issues that must occur to move between levels - in general, a project should stay within the level it was originally created - although conversion to 2.20 (Level 2) is an option on the File Menu.

Track Pointing Device Input at All Times

For support of various touchscreen drivers (ELO, eTurboWare) in Windows 95/98/Me/NT this setting may need to be checked on. Certain drivers do not truly emulate a mouse pointer, and you will find that the mouse will work with My-T-Soft, but the touchscreen will not. By setting this option On (and verifying that the touchscreen driver is in the correct mode (drag/double-click, Button mode, etc.), My-T-Soft will operate without changing the focus between the intended "type-into" application and the keyboard display.

IMPORTANT NOTE: When using the Target system of Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP and creating Installation files via the Run-Time Menu, it is critical that the SETUP.EXE be used to install the run-time files. SETUP.EXE uses SETUP.INI to track this setting, and set the registry on the target system.


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