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Accessing widgets on System Page in ProntoScript

Monday, January 12th, 2009

The widgets on the System Page are displayed on every other page.

That’s perfect for e.g. status widgets, that show the status of a global task.

You only need to add one widget to the System Page and after that, you are able to manipulate it from every page.

Unfortunately, the ProntoScript tag of the System Activity and the System Page is not shown in PEP2. So, there is no obvious way to access widgets on that System Page via ProntoScript.

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Using shared scripts in ProntoScript

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Unfortunately, ProntoScript does not directy support shared scripts that can be defined in one place and then used in several activities/pages.

But there is a workaround!

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Philips Pronto – a great toy (not only) for geeks

Monday, January 12th, 2009

If you are searching for a perfect remote control, take a look at the new Philips Pronto Series.

It includes a big touchscreen TFT, many useful firmkeys, can send IR commands, has build-in WiFi and can connect to RS232 by using an optional extender.

You can fully customize the remote control by using ProntoScript, that’s basically JavaScript/ECMAScript (ECMA262 & ECMA357 to be precise) with some API enhancements by Philips.

A very useful site for informations about the Pronto and ProntoScript (see the forum!) is http://www.remotecentral.com.

I’m sorry if this sounds like advertising, but I’m so excited about this gadget… :-)

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