[messages] [Module General Discussion] Looking for Guidance

rrvs spideratj at aol.com
Thu Apr 13 14:58:47 CEST 2017

It sounds like maybe you have one single Player hand map window with all
your individual boards added to that.  You'll actually want a new Player
Hand window, with its own board, for each player.  Sorry if something I
said earlier mistakenly caused you to think only one player hand window
itself was needed (or if I'm mistaken now in that assumption).  So each
player needs a Player Hand window, and a single board added for that
window, and they need to be assigned to that window via its 'belongs to
side' property.

The issue with the deck is probably due to your not being in control of
that player hand window.  The side you sign in as has to be listed in
that window's 'belongs to side' property.  I'd prefer seeing a generic
map window used for a communal board, but if you make a Player Hand
window that belongs to all players, then ensure that every possible
player side is entered into its properties.

Lots of flexibility with toolbar buttons... you can hide buttons on the
toolbar (but still have them open/close with a hotkey), and you can
group several into a single 'menu' button, and you can activate a bunch
with just one click (multi-action button)... so lots of options for both
main and individual toolbars, which is great.

Check pg 13-16 - Using Properties - in the Designer's.  The basic piece
wiki has a good list, and individual wiki pages (via the help button in
the editor), will give you properties associated with whatever you're
working on.


[1] http://www.vassalengine.org/wiki/BasicPiece
[2] http://www.vassalengine.org/wiki/Properties

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