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SCRIBE Stream Deck Version 2 Release - v02.01.2017


In a previous post, I talked about using SCRIBE Online with my Stream Deck.  The way I did this was creating a few small programs that I connects to an open button on my Stream Deck.  This was a temporary solution I created as a proof of concept.  What I didn't like about it was that I didn't have all the SCRIBE functions on it and I had to create multiple projects in visual studio.  But, it did prove that what I wanted to do could be done.  Since that post I have rewritten the project into one application that does the following:
  • Allows for user created functions without having to change code.
  • Provides all the SCRIBE functions on the Stream Deck.
  • Provides buttons to launch SCRIBE Online, SCRIBE Forums, and SCRIBE Help.
  • Provides buttons for cut, copy, paste.
Here is an overview of the application:
The purpose of this application is to allow the Stream Deck to be used with SCRIBE Online.

On start this application will end the stock Stream Deck application before starting. Also only 1 instance of this application can run at a time and measures have been taken to prevent multiple instances from running. When the application is done running it will auto relaunch the stock Stream Deck application.

Home Page Buttons:

  • Back - Ends the program and launches the stock Stream Deck Application. (Only on home screen. Other screens it will take you back one level.)
  • Open XML - Opens the XML that contains the SCRIBE and user defined functions.
  • Cut - Same as CTRL+X.
  • Copy - Same as CTRL+C.
  • Paste - Same as CTRL+V.
  • SCRIBE Online - Launches the SCRIBE Online web application.
  • SCRIBE Forums - Launches the SCRIBE Forums web site.
  • SCRIBE Help - Launches the SCRIBE Help web site.
  • Conversion - Folder containing the conversion functions.
  • Date - Folder containing the date functions.
  • Logical - Folder containing logical functions.
  • Math - Folder containing math functions.
  • Text - Folder containing text functions.
  • Miscellaneous - Folder containing miscellaneous functions.
  • User Defined - Folder containing user created functions.
When a folder button is pressed the buttons will refresh with the functions that are in that folder. This matches what is in these folders in the SCRIBE Online application. Because there are only 15 buttons (top left always used for back) this leaves only 14 functions that can be viewed at once. If there are more functions then can be displayed you will see an ellipses (...) button in the bottom right corner button on the stream deck. Also when you go into a folder the back button will take you one level back. It only exits the program from the home screen.

 Here is an outline of the basic usage:
  1. In SCRIBE Online open the formula editor and click where you want to insert the function.
  2. Navigate to the function you want on the Stream Deck. 
  3. Press the function button and release it. Upon releasing, the function will be placed at the cursor location in the formula editor.
Behind the scenes the clipboard on the computer is being used to do this. This is important to know, if you are copying and pasting other items. What is done is when the button is pressed, this tells the application which function you want from the XML and it gets that function and the value of the function. Upon release of the button, it will paste the value of the function where the cursor is.

The back button will remain in the top left corner button. On the home screen this button will end the SCRIBE Stream Deck application. From any other screen it will take the user back one level.


To fully understand the application please check out the wiki on the GitHub project. 

Here are the links:
GitHub Project
Wiki
Latest Release
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