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Mi Corazon (Flutter for Corona)
Started by larpoux Jun 06 2019 04:26 AM

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larpoux

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Today I am a happy man :-) :).

 

This is what I coded on Corona :

local MiCorazon = require "mi.corazon"

function MyButtonPressed()
    print ("My button is pressed")
end 

MiCorazon.showFlutterRoute
(
    {
        class = 'Scaffold',
        body =
        {
                class = 'Center',
                child =
                {
                        class =        'RaisedButton',
                        onPressed =    'MyButtonPressed',
                        child =
                        {
                                class = 'Text',
                                caption = 'The button'
                        }
                }
        }
    }
)

And I got this on my device :

https://github.com/Canardoux/mi_corazon/blob/master/Screenshot%202019-06-06%20at%2013.41.31.png

And, of course, the Lua function 'MyButtonPressed()' was correctly triggered when I clicked the button.

 

'Mi Corazon' is a project that I have, for giving access to Flutter from Corona/Lua.

Actually this is just a proove of concept. Not even an Alpha release. But my first tries are very encouraging : Now, I am ready to start a real project from scratch.

 

The goals are :

  • Access from Lua to the Flutter librairy. Not only the UI, but also other packages (like Sqflite for example for accessing a Database Management System).
  • Build Flutter screens in Lua, without any Dart code.
  • Invoke a Flutter screen from Lua, and return to Corona when the user finished with his Flutter screen

When those goals will be reached (in many, many months ;) from now) it will be time to create something who is crually missing : a graphic UI editor like the one we have in Delphi and Lazarus.

 

OK, I agree. I am just talking about vaporware. But I cannot resist to send this post because I am excited by what I see as reachable with some work.

This project will certainly need other contributions. But not now. Actually the project foundation is not hard enough.


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hi Larpoux!

 

Sound cool! One question though: why don't you just make the graphic editor in Lua? I've made a couple of good level editors for my own games using just that - work perfectly.



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Hi thomas6

 

It is not clear now if the graphic editor will be coded in Lua, in Dart or maybe in another language. I love coding, but now I prefer to integrate other software, when available, than coded another new soft. Probably I will find several great graphic editors already existing. Maybe your ;-) ;)

 

This editor will generate Mi Corazon forms (i.e. Lua 'Tables' or Dart 'Maps'), or both.

I do not understand why Flutter does not use static data for their Routes (Screens) but dynamicaly create them in Dart.

For Mi Corazon, I prefer using Static Maps/Tables for specifying the widgets, their properties and their events.

This is not a problem : this is trivial to interpret those Maps/Table in Flutter and create the final Routes/Screens

 

[Edit:] Maybe I did not understand correctly your question. Probably you wonder why MiCorazon, instead of using the existing Corona Widgets. This is a good question. I do not know Corona enough to be sure that integrating a Flutter Engine in Corona will really improve what Corona already does. I just have the impression that Corona is too much <Games Oriented> and not <Desktop Oriented> enough. But more, I am convinced that Flutter will be very very important in the future (Google is not CoronaLabs) and that it will be stupid not to be Flutter complient.




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