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What is Scripting?

Definition Scripting - Many of the features that you select using the Cursor and Left Mouse button are accessible automatically by using a special "Scripting Language".  A Script is simply a set of written directions which are pre-defined to QuickDog.  These directions are stored in a Script File, and then Run.   When "Run" these commands will automatically control QuickDog while you are out mowing the lawn or out on a date.  Ok, maybe you want to go watch TV.  That's fine too!  Just know that your computer could be busy handicapping the next days races for you.

Figure 1 - The Scripting Menu Bar Item Drop Down Menu

There are only two commands (other than the HELP selection).  You are either going to "EDIT" a script file or you are going to "RUN" a Script file.

WARNING!!! - This is a very advanced feature and can be almost like programming.  It is NOT for everyone but we do want users to be aware of this feature and use it at your own risk/reward.  We CAN NOT build scripts for you unless you would like to pay us for this service, and we can not correct the ones you create.  We can provide examples, and you can use these examples to create your own.  To use the scripting feature ou will have to study and work at it.

Most of QuickDog is "point and click", and, while you might not always know what you are doing, you are always doing something.  It's pretty easy to point and click after all.  Scripting is more difficult as it requires you to WRITE commands that QuickDog will then read.  It's like creating a recipe, giving step by step directions for making a cake.

Scripting is an ADVANCED feature because most QuickDog Users are not programmers, and scripting is like programming.  We've tried to make it straightforward and have provided examples of some scripts you might find helpful, but if you want to create your own scripts, well, you will be on your own but hopefully the samples will lead you in the right direction.  In addition, you can consult other QuickDog users on the forum.  

 

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