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Old 09-18-2018, 07:29 AM   #1
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I am trying to change the GUI of the Notes in the SWS extensions but i'm struggling to start as i have never used XCode or haven't programmed in a while. I do know how to read the code. Can anyone suggest me where can i start please? When i used to work with visual studio i remember i had the design view and then the code behind. I am struggling a bit on finding the same design view on XCode.

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Old 09-18-2018, 08:00 AM   #2
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As far as I know, you won't be able to do it visually in XCode. (You could maybe attempt to edit the .rc files manually in a text editor, though.)

The GUI resources for Reaper and Reaper extensions are supposed to be done on Windows in Visual Studio, and for OS-X they are translated from the Microsoft resource files into C++ code with the PHP script (mac_resgen.php) that is included in the WDL/SWELL source tree.
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Old 09-18-2018, 08:41 AM   #3
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(You could maybe attempt to edit the .rc files manually in a text editor, though.)
The issue is that i want to add icons on the notes window that link back to actions on reaper main window. It would be a bit hard to position them just through the code no? visually i could just place them and in the back code link them
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Old 10-10-2018, 07:50 AM   #4
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I am having another issue that is, my extensions project is not identifiyng the WDL library. i have followed the https://github.com/reaper-oss/sws/wi...-SWS-Extension with spliting it into two different folders but when i open the project inside the sws folder, i can't reference the library. Can anyone help me please?
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Old 10-10-2018, 08:10 AM   #5
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You need to have both the WDL and sws repositories cloned in the same parent directory (as described under the "File structure notes" section in the wiki page you linked). You should find a WDL subfolder in the WDL folder.

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Old 10-10-2018, 08:15 AM   #6
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You need to have both the WDL and sws repositories cloned in the same directory (as described under the "File structure notes" section in the wiki page you linked). You should have a WDL subfolder in the WDL folder.
What i have atm is a folder with two folders inside. One called sws with all the sws files and then another named WDL with the WDL library. To start it, i am opening the folder on VS. After that i don't know what is the next step
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