app in app
chsmith at xmission.com
Tue Sep 4 01:09:15 UTC 2007
I have always had a hard time learning anything until I had a project to
do it around. Well that time has come.
I need to write an app. that will let me run one application inside
another. I would like to have a cad type app. running in a window and
then be able to over lay that cad app. with another app. that lets me
put hot spots on the cad app. These hot spots will have the ability to
show a colored outline around their perimeter. That outline we would
like to be able to turn on and off or make blink. The purpose of the
hot spot is to train people how to use the cad app. by showing them
where to pick menu items and enter data etc.
So the whole things runs like this, we start the cad app. and the tutor
app. The tutor app. step by step shows the student where and what
bottoms to pic and where and what data to enter. As they enter etc. the
app. actually functions and they are able to create in the cad app.
Kind of a training wheel effect.
Can any one tell whether or not I could do this in Squeak and kind of
help me do it. I do have a nephew who is a good programmer but has
never used Squeak of small Talk and I would like to get him help me do
this app. start using Squeak.
Can any one point in the right direction? I would like to do the same
thing for learning Squeak. Once we learn how to do it for the cad app.
I will do it for the Squeak community and make it free.
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