Go Down

Topic: is it possible specific color each instance of arduino IDE ? (Read 4437 times) previous topic - next topic

neutrinos

Hello world !

Sorry for my poor english.

I work with several Arduino board.
I should want have different color when I use different instance of Arduino IDE, as I have different port COM.

Do not confuse instances and windows. An instance is when opening IDE.

In one instance with file/open I can open several windows having all same port COM, same Serial Monitor.

If I open several instance, for each I can define one different port COM and have one specific Serial Monitor (and opening multiple windws).

To find witch Serial Monitor works witch what instance of Arduino IDE, I think it is easier if they have same color.
On each Arduino board I will past a same colored electric ribbon as Arduino IDE.

It is not about font color or backgroud color, but only the color of horizontal separation lines (top or head, botton or foot, and line that which changes color when having a compilation error).

Is it possible ?



padouet

I think it a good idea ... I want it !
Maybe take a look in source code and compil/share your new version ?
Theory is when you know how it works and nothing happens.
Practice is when everything works and nobody knows why.
I gathered theory and practice: Nothing works ... and nobody knows why!

ballscrewbob

+1 for the idea.

I would love to be able to tell which COM port has what by this method.

Or even better something to be able to "lock out" COM ports seeing as I have so many devices connected that way I wouldnt program the wrong board.

It may not be the answer you were looking for but its the one I am giving based on either experience, educated guess, google or the fact that you gave nothing to go with in the first place so I used my wonky crystal ball.

neutrinos

I think it a good idea ... I want it !
Maybe take a look in source code and compil/share your new version ?
It is a good idea ... see you soon !


neutrinos

 have downloaded source, but it is too technical and too big ... Too many word "color" found and I do not know witch colors code #?????? are used in IDE.
Maybe a find/paste wil be enough to make a blue or green or yellow IDE named arduino_blue-1.8.2 or arduino_green-1.8.2 or arduino_yellow-1.8.2 ..

padouet

Theory is when you know how it works and nothing happens.
Practice is when everything works and nobody knows why.
I gathered theory and practice: Nothing works ... and nobody knows why!

neutrinos


dougp

Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real.  If quantum mechanics hasn't profoundly shocked you, you haven't understood it yet. - Niels Bohr

No private consultations undertaken!

neutrinos


Chris_UK

Not a bad idea as a foundation, but single instance multi tab would be better IMO.

Assign a sketch to a device by id/serial might be something more useful, so no matter which port the device is using the sketch gets loaded up on the correct device.

With this in place if you over-ride from the tool menu then the option to update the sketch settings should be shown.

This is just ideas from me, I'm not a c developer, just getting started with Arduino so the changes required are far beyond my experience.

dougp

Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real.  If quantum mechanics hasn't profoundly shocked you, you haven't understood it yet. - Niels Bohr

No private consultations undertaken!

westfw

Possibly key off of the port selection...  change the port, change the color.

neutrinos


mybrain_iq55


Go Up