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Using Build-A-Board Builder

The My-T-Soft® Build-A-Board Builder is the creation / design tool that allows you to create boards / panels / windows that contain keys & user-interface components, and manage your projects. This chapter outlines and describes the various aspects and features available within the Builder. The next chapter covers additional details and reference information about working with the builder and creating boards.

Projects contain Source files, and build Targets - in most cases, the output Target folder also contains the run-time Program (or install files for the run-time target selected). The data file is the KeyBoard File (.KBF) - this KBF contains the run-time ready layout designed in the builder.

Projects are saved in the Source folder (default [Shared Documents]\Build-A-Board\Source, e.g. \Users\Public\Documents\Build-A-Board\SOURCE). You may Build, Execute, and manage Run-time file sets from the Builder.

Projects can be configured to build for a selected Target (within any limitations imposed by the run-time target selected). These are saved as sub-folders in the Project folder in the TARGET folder (default [Shared Documents]\Build-A-Board\TARGET, e.g. \Users\Public\Documents\Build-A-Board\TARGET).

Note: All projects will have a TEST folder that contains the Windows based run-time target files to display and operate a built board from within the Builder - when asked to "Run" a built target, the MYTSOFT.EXE in this folder will be launched, and display and operate with the current project's built board

The Builder displays several optional windows, along with the main Panel Display where you can manipulate a My-T-Soft Panel - adding/deleting/modifying keys, their contents & actions.

Project Selection

Panel Display

File Names

Toolbar

Rulers

Status

Cursor Tools

Menus & Settings

In the next chapter, detailed usage and reference material is covered.

Build-A-Board Overview & KBF Architecture

Building Boards

Run-Time Options

Key Properties

Window Properties

Global Settings

Project Properties

Projects & Files

Build-A-Board Text Compiler

Keyboard Macro File (KMF) Notes

KeyBoard File (KBF) Notes

Macrobat Macro Reference


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