Name: [1349] dgd
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Introducing PythonCard [ID:114]

a series of video-tutorials by dgd

Python Card First Run... IBM t41 512 RAM Part II Do not under estimate the need to not get blocked when the first attempt fails and to read the instructions carefully... I didn't put both lines in the 'file type' editor... Part III Got the file type and paths working properly for pythoncard editor...

Part Iv Python Card Continuing with the tutorial... Got minimal running and looked at some code...

Part V Python Card Looking at the pre built dialogs. Pretty standard but also very familiar... we know what to do with them... :)

Part VI Python Card Tutorial Changing a python app...my changes didn't make the application happy... now I'm reviewing the docs...

Part VII Python Card Tutorial Reviewing to see if I missed something...Yes, the rsrc file... How do I create one?

Part IIX Python Card Tutorial Copy the originals and set them aside so if you need to go back you've got the 'goods', so to speak.

Part IX Python Card Tutorial Making more changes...appears to be a typo... the about dialog gets the changes not the exit dialog...

Video Tutorials

1. Getting Started with Python Card

Python Card First Run... My machine IBM t41 512 RAM My experience in programming: nominal I chose PythonCard as my starter application because a)python is very powerful and very portible b)it's easy to read c)lots of support d)produces GUI interfaces I needed something that would give me a taste of how easy/difficult it would be to create my own stand alone application and PythonCard rose to the [...]

2. Step by step or The Importance of Reading Instructions: Part II

Never under estimate the importance of reading instructions especially when you have them!

3. Take the path of the source... and read the instructions again: Part III

Got the file type and paths working properly for Pythoncard editor...

4. 'Minimal' running but lots going on: Part IV

Continuing with the tutorial... Got minimal running and looked at some code... It's not that hard!

5. Can we talk? Introducing dialogs in Python Card: Part V

Looking at the pre-built dialogs. Pretty standard but also very familiar... we know what to do with them...

6. Shedding skins and changing the Python App: Part VI

Changing a python app...my changes didn't make the application happy... now I'm reviewing the docs... I should have read the entire document first and noted the need for a .rsrc file.

7. RTVGM or How I learned to Read: Part VII

Reviewing to see if I missed something...Yes, the rsrc file... How do I create one... is not part of the docs but I keep pluggin' on.

8. Copy the Goods and Edit Them: Part IIX

Copy the originals and set them aside so if you need to go back you've got the 'goods', so to speak.

9. Playing with PythonCard and Molting : Part IX

Making more changes...appears to be a typo... the about dialog gets the changes not the exit dialog... The writer of the docs, Kevin Altis, responded very thoughtfully and thoroughly to my posts and has fixed a few typos.

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