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

G. Allegri giohappy at gmail.com
Thu Mar 1 05:25:39 EST 2012

Hi Nathan,
I don't mean using some derived BASIC language. The Macros should be the
same as Action types (generic, python, etc.). The only difference being not
bounded to layers, but available in a menu list.
The menu could be a fixed Actions menu for the moment. In the future it
could be a customizable option...


2012/3/1 Nathan Woodrow <madmanwoo at gmail.com>

> 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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