[Qgis-developer] creating global actions (like macros)

Nathan Woodrow madmanwoo at gmail.com
Thu Mar 1 05:21:48 EST 2012

Hi giovanni,

Can you give me a use case for these Marcos? I have used MapBasic before
but that is more like what QGIS provides via Python, although MapBasic can
be a bit easier to learn due to it being a DSL[1]

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain-specific_language

- Nathan

On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 8:12 PM, G. Allegri <giohappy at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I don't know if this has been already suggested/asked before, and I don't
> know if it's already available somehow.
> I feel there is a hole between Layer Actions and Plugins, which various
> softwares fill with Macros (like OO StarBasic, Mapinfo's MapBasic, etc.).
> It would be nice to be able to write Macros, like in Actions, but on a
> application level and not bounded to a layer.
> The plus would be to let the user assign Macros to custom menu items...
> The last step would be being able to call plugin methods.
> Ok, one step at a time :)
> First question: have I missed this option, is it already available?
> Second question: what do you think about it?
> giovanni
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