By William Murray, Chris Pappas

This booklet will offer some of the improvement basics it is very important be
an lively widget fashion designer and writer. yet, this ebook is simply the start of
what you are able to do with Dashcode! It’s all within the observe: Dashcode. sprint for fast
and code for what's being written. Dashcode, speedy code.

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We’ll create a couple of widgets, experiment with them, change some attributes, and just have fun. Are you ready? 52 Creating Mac Widgets with Dashcode Chapter 3: Widget Templates: Thinking Out of the Box In Chapter 2, you learned how to manipulate the Custom Template in order to create your first widget. In addition, you learned how to manipulate a variety of attributes, including font families, font size, and font color. You also learned how to manipulate the size of text and pictures within a widget, as well as the size and background of the widget itself.

The default Maps Template, shown in Figure 3-7, lacks a lot of detail when compared to the Countdown Timer Template.

However, most of the time you will not need these features. As an example, load your Hello World widget project, and select Source Code. A window will open showing the Dashcode-generated program code for this project. It is possible for you to now tweak this code to suit your needs, but you’re really far away from needing to do anything like this right now. The real design power is available from the Library and Inspector icons. Let’s take a look at them. Library The library is the place to be!

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