declutter arduino code (linking .pde files)

Hi folks,

I am currently doing a few different tasks on my arduino.

The code itself is quite large so I was wondering if I could use some kind of functions to “declutter” instead of having everything on my .pde file

Say for example I would like to load a file from the SD card.

This involves a lot of code

/***************************************************
  This is our Bitmap drawing example for the Adafruit ILI9341 Breakout and Shield
  ----> http://www.adafruit.com/products/1651

  Check out the links above for our tutorials and wiring diagrams
  These displays use SPI to communicate, 4 or 5 pins are required to
  interface (RST is optional)
  Adafruit invests time and resources providing this open source code,
  please support Adafruit and open-source hardware by purchasing
  products from Adafruit!

  Written by Limor Fried/Ladyada for Adafruit Industries.
  MIT license, all text above must be included in any redistribution
 ****************************************************/


#include <Adafruit_GFX.h>    // Core graphics library
#include "Adafruit_ILI9341.h" // Hardware-specific library
#include <SPI.h>
#include <SD.h>

// TFT display and SD card will share the hardware SPI interface.
// Hardware SPI pins are specific to the Arduino board type and
// cannot be remapped to alternate pins.  For Arduino Uno,
// Duemilanove, etc., pin 11 = MOSI, pin 12 = MISO, pin 13 = SCK.

#define TFT_DC 9
#define TFT_CS 10
Adafruit_ILI9341 tft = Adafruit_ILI9341(TFT_CS, TFT_DC);

#define SD_CS 4

void setup(void) {
  Serial.begin(9600);

  tft.begin();
  tft.fillScreen(ILI9341_BLUE);
  
  //Serial.print("Initializing SD card...");
  if (!SD.begin(SD_CS)) {
    //Serial.println("failed!");
  }
 // Serial.println("OK!");

  bmpDraw("flower.bmp", 0, 0);
}

void loop() {
}

// This function opens a Windows Bitmap (BMP) file and
// displays it at the given coordinates.  It's sped up
// by reading many pixels worth of data at a time
// (rather than pixel by pixel).  Increasing the buffer
// size takes more of the Arduino's precious RAM but
// makes loading a little faster.  20 pixels seems a
// good balance.

#define BUFFPIXEL 5

void bmpDraw(char *filename, uint8_t x, uint16_t y) {

  File     bmpFile;
  int      bmpWidth, bmpHeight;   // W+H in pixels
  uint8_t  bmpDepth;              // Bit depth (currently must be 24)
  uint32_t bmpImageoffset;        // Start of image data in file
  uint32_t rowSize;               // Not always = bmpWidth; may have padding
  uint8_t  sdbuffer[3*BUFFPIXEL]; // pixel buffer (R+G+B per pixel)
  uint8_t  buffidx = sizeof(sdbuffer); // Current position in sdbuffer
  boolean  goodBmp = false;       // Set to true on valid header parse
  boolean  flip    = true;        // BMP is stored bottom-to-top
  int      w, h, row, col;
  uint8_t  r, g, b;
  uint32_t pos = 0, startTime = millis();

  if((x >= tft.width()) || (y >= tft.height())) return;
/*
  Serial.println();
  Serial.print(F("Loading image '"));
  Serial.print(filename);
  Serial.println('\'');
*/
  // Open requested file on SD card
  if ((bmpFile = SD.open(filename)) == NULL) {
    //Serial.print(F("File not found"));
    return;
  }

  // Parse BMP header
  if(read16(bmpFile) == 0x4D42) { // BMP signature
    //Serial.print(F("File size: ")); 
    (read32(bmpFile));
    (void)read32(bmpFile); // Read & ignore creator bytes
    bmpImageoffset = read32(bmpFile); // Start of image data
    //Serial.print(F("Image Offset: ")); Serial.println(bmpImageoffset, DEC);
    // Read DIB header
    //Serial.print(F("Header size: ")); 
    (read32(bmpFile));
    bmpWidth  = read32(bmpFile);
    bmpHeight = read32(bmpFile);
    if(read16(bmpFile) == 1) { // # planes -- must be '1'
      bmpDepth = read16(bmpFile); // bits per pixel
      //Serial.print(F("Bit Depth: ")); Serial.println(bmpDepth);
      if((bmpDepth == 24) && (read32(bmpFile) == 0)) { // 0 = uncompressed

        //goodBmp = true; // Supported BMP format -- proceed!
        /*
        Serial.print(F("Image size: "));
        Serial.print(bmpWidth);
        Serial.print('x');
        Serial.println(bmpHeight);
*/
        // BMP rows are padded (if needed) to 4-byte boundary
        rowSize = (bmpWidth * 3 + 3) & ~3;

        // If bmpHeight is negative, image is in top-down order.
        // This is not canon but has been observed in the wild.
       /* if(bmpHeight < 0) {
          bmpHeight = -bmpHeight;
          flip      = false;
        }
*/
        // Crop area to be loaded
       w = bmpWidth;
        h = bmpHeight;
        if((x+w-1) >= tft.width())  w = tft.width()  - x;
        if((y+h-1) >= tft.height()) h = tft.height() - y;

        // Set TFT address window to clipped image bounds
        tft.setAddrWindow(x, y, x+w-1, y+h-1);

        for (row=0; row<h; row++) { // For each scanline...

          // Seek to start of scan line.  It might seem labor-
          // intensive to be doing this on every line, but this
          // method covers a lot of gritty details like cropping
          // and scanline padding.  Also, the seek only takes
          // place if the file position actually needs to change
          // (avoids a lot of cluster math in SD library).
          if(flip) // Bitmap is stored bottom-to-top order (normal BMP)
            pos = bmpImageoffset + (bmpHeight - 1 - row) * rowSize;
          else     // Bitmap is stored top-to-bottom
            pos = bmpImageoffset + row * rowSize;
          if(bmpFile.position() != pos) { // Need seek?
            bmpFile.seek(pos);
            buffidx = sizeof(sdbuffer); // Force buffer reload
          }

          for (col=0; col<w; col++) { // For each pixel...
            // Time to read more pixel data?
            if (buffidx >= sizeof(sdbuffer)) { // Indeed
              bmpFile.read(sdbuffer, sizeof(sdbuffer));
              buffidx = 0; // Set index to beginning
            }

            // Convert pixel from BMP to TFT format, push to display
            b = sdbuffer[buffidx++];
            g = sdbuffer[buffidx++];
            r = sdbuffer[buffidx++];
            tft.pushColor(tft.color565(r,g,b));
          } // end pixel
        } // end scanline
      //  Serial.print(F("Loaded in "));
        //Serial.print(millis() - startTime);
        //Serial.println(" ms");
      } // end goodBmp
    }
  }

 // bmpFile.close();
 // if(!goodBmp) Serial.println(F("BMP format not recognized."));
}

// These read 16- and 32-bit types from the SD card file.
// BMP data is stored little-endian, Arduino is little-endian too.
// May need to reverse subscript order if porting elsewhere.

uint16_t read16(File &f) {
  uint16_t result;
  ((uint8_t *)&result)[0] = f.read(); // LSB
  ((uint8_t *)&result)[1] = f.read(); // MSB
  return result;
}

uint32_t read32(File &f) {
  uint32_t result;
  ((uint8_t *)&result)[0] = f.read(); // LSB
  ((uint8_t *)&result)[1] = f.read();
  ((uint8_t *)&result)[2] = f.read();
  ((uint8_t *)&result)[3] = f.read(); // MSB
  return result;
}

can I add this somewhere and just link it into my program?

Kind of

void setup (void){
#include load from SD
}

void loop() {
load image 1.bmp 
}

You answered it yourself in your question...

Functions.

http://arduino.cc/en/Reference/FunctionDeclaration

And yes, they can be spread amongst multiple tabs in the IDE.

Be warned though that you must have one and only one each of setup() and loop(), not one in each tab.

There are lots of ways that you can break up your program into more manageable pieces:

1) Functions, within your sketch file. 2) Mutiple sketch files, which are combined before compilation. 3) Libraries, which are combined with your sketches after compilation.

But you can NOT load sketch segments from an SD card at run-time.