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Build-A-Board Quick Usage Notes

TERMINOLOGY - the following outlines words and terms used throughout this manual and defines the specific meaning used within the context of Build-A-Board.

Quick Usage Notes

Note: For those users that prefer to jump right in, this is a quick step-by-step approach to build your first board.

1) Select Project (Board)

Select existing sample or existing project, Default Size, or Set Board Size project. Details at Project Selection.

2) Add Keys

Add New Key (Right-click | Add New Button, Edit | Add New Key, Insert key, Add Tool, click & drag on empty board area, drag & drop from Keys window (F8)). For additional information, see working with the Panel Display.

3) Move & Size Keys

Click & Drag - Key area, moves key; frames, resizes key

Arrow keys - Move Key; with Ctrl & Shift, resizes frames

See Panel Display and Cursor Tools and Menus & Settings.

4) Modify Keys

Key area (Double-click, Right-click | Properties). See Key Properties for details.

5) Build & Execute

Build Board (Build menu | Build, Tool bar | Build, F9 key). Refer to Building Boards.

Execute My-T-Soft with Board layout from with Builder for testing (TARGET TEST Folder) (Build | Execute, Tool bar | Run, F10 key).

6) Copy to Target System / Deployment / Upload to Build-A-Board.com Account.

Other information at Run-Time Options

Windows Systems:

Run-Time | View Project Run-Time Targets Folder

The appropriate folder contains the run-time My-T-Soft software and Keyboard layouts (e.g. MSWIN, MSWIN32, MSWIN64, etc.). This folder can be copied/transferred to the matching Windows system and the MYTSOFT.EXE can be run directly. On systems with a My-T-Soft family product installed, the KBF file can be copied to the [Shared Documents] BOARDS folder.

Windows CE Systems:

By selecting an ActiveSync Synchronized folder in Run-Time | Select Output (ActiveSync) folder, after a successful Build, My-T-Soft Run-Time files will be copied to the selected folder, and ActiveSync will synchronize with the Target System.

Android Systems:

The Android run-time must be installed/configured on your Android device. By selecting an Output folder in Run-Time | Setup Output (ActiveSync) folder, after a successful Build, My-T-Soft Run-Time files will be copied to the selected folder, and the layout files can be transferred to your Android device.

Linux/Unix Systems:

You must install the appropriate build onto the target system, then copy required KBF files to the target system (folder with mytsoft executable). Use Run-Time | View Project Run-Time Targets folder to view/access Target KBFs from built project(s).

Mac OS X Systems:

You must install the Mac OS X run-time onto the target system, then copy required KBF files to the target system (My-T-Soft application folder). Use Run-Time | View Project Run-Time Targets folder to view/access Target KBFs from built project(s).


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