08-06-2012 07:37 PM
I know I am going to feel stupid after this post, but I must submit it anyway as I find loading an existing sample project into Momentics a bit to much.
Here is what I am doing. I download the Cookbook.qml package which is a zip file. I then unzip the file. Now right here I thing things get a little difficult compared to other IDE's I have used.
If I was using Visual Studio I would either click on the Visual Studio project file, and this mime type would launch the IDE. I could probable open an existing project with something like File->Open Project from inside MSVS as well.
QtCreator is even easier to use the MSVS for opening a new Qt Project.
Now in trying to use Momentics. I see nothing in the File Menu that says "Open Project". Looking very far down the File Menu there is something labeled "Import" If this is indeed where I go to open an existing project I think to myself why is it so far down on the File Menu, How is it that things like " Command Line Delimiters", "Restart", "Switch Workspace" come before it. I mean opening an existing project is kind of basic stuff, a friend or colleague gives you a USB stick or an email attachment with a project, or perhaps you want to make a scratch copy of an existing project to try some wacky stuff.
Ok. So I think to myself, "Import Project" is what I want, so I click on this, and then I am given a bewildering amount of choices. Is this a General Project (With many hard choices to make), is it a Blackberry project to import, or is it a C++ project. What I really want here is to be able to select a file with the right mime type and have the IDE do all the thinking for me as as to what kind of project it is. And open it up properly.
Well not to give up I perservere and select a General Project to import.. It ask me is it an archive folder and since I unzipped it I know it is not this one, but the next two choices are very confusing. Do I select "Existing Project Into workspace", or "File System", I chose the first one. Now it is asking me to chose a root directory or an archive file, I try both, as I have both the zip file and the unzip file directory. Now I get something populated into the Projects List area below, but I am unable to select it or hit the finished button as both or not selectable.
I have given up to write this email. My guess it is all very easy to do, that I have done something wrong. I wait for someone to please advise a new Momentics user how to open (import ?) an existing project.
PS Using the Momentics 10.0.6 on WIndows
08-06-2012 08:38 PM
08-06-2012 08:55 PM
08-06-2012 08:57 PM
Better yet heres a video of me importing the cowbell app in the IDE. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHuPp55L8Ks&feature
08-06-2012 09:13 PM
08-07-2012 02:44 AM
Yes you were right, The project window was hidden so I never saw it loaded. In the future it would be nice to see the File Menu clean up a bit, and the Import made a litle more clear - just my two cents worth anyway
Thanks for gettinnnng me going with Momentics
08-07-2012 08:36 AM
Welcome to the forums!
Glad you got going.
To keep things tidy and for people looking at this thread in the future, can you mark one or more appropriate posts as the solution