Every now and then all of the toolbars disapear and our saved toolbars open empty. We have made lots of tool bars to run scripts which have taken a long time to make and really need to stop this happening.
Does anyone know why this happens? and if so what can we do to prevent this?
Also any tips on making buttons to run scripts? And graphics for the buttons?
Hi Tom- can you send me one of your toolbar files that goes missing/empty?
"Also any tips on making buttons to run scripts?"
My approach is to build into the script two lines of code that cause the script to automatically load at start up, and registers an alias with Rhino that runs the script. This way, Rhino essentially has a new command, and you can put that command on a button.
Rhino.AddAlias "MyNewCommand", "_NoEcho _-Runscript (TheNewCommandScript)"
- etc etc
then, drag and drop the script (rvb file) onto Rhino once to make it all work. Note that using this technique you cannot have any calls to the main subroutine included in the script itself.
"And graphics for the buttons?"
In V5 there is a lot more you can do than in earlier versions- in particular, you can import a bitmap and have it re-size rather than be cropped, to fit the current button size.