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Content & Tools => Themes - Vector maps => Topic started by: rucativava on August 17, 2021, 00:45:50

Title: Editing theme in desktop
Post by: rucativava on August 17, 2021, 00:45:50
I have developed in the past a rendertheme for Orux using Cruiser as a desktop previewing tool. I am now creating a new theme for LoMaps, and it seems Cruiser is not able to handle specific locus attributes as well as dp units.
Is there anyway to use the computer to edit the XML file and quickly previewing the result?
Title: Re: Editing theme in desktop
Post by: Menion on August 19, 2021, 11:34:34
Hello, I'm worried there is no such tool for the desktop. Anyway, it is maybe a good question to people who create map themes about their best practices of editing ...
Title: Re: Editing theme in desktop
Post by: voldapet on August 19, 2021, 11:52:55
Hi, I develop the internal Locus themes. I also think that there is no desktop SW that supports custom Locus tags. I always preview the changes directly on the phone or emulator.
I can suggest TotalCommander with ADB plugin to quickly copy XML file to the device.
Title: Re: Editing theme in desktop
Post by: john_percy on August 20, 2021, 10:26:17
Like @voldapet I use Total Commander but with TotalDrip to access Dropbox in order to transfer the files and test on line.
I also use QuickEdit to edit online within Android and Notepad+ to edit the XML files in the Dropbox folder in Windows.
I found that quicker and less frustrating than using an emulator, and easier than ADB when I changed my phone.

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Title: Re: Editing theme in desktop
Post by: karlchick on August 27, 2021, 23:43:27
I use Notepad+ with a plugin to select rgb colour codes. Transfer to phone using double commander for live testing in app.
Title: Re: Editing theme in desktop
Post by: tapio on December 04, 2021, 16:57:50
I use MS Visual Studio Codium on Windows and TC (+its SMB plugin)/QuickEdit on Smartphone end.
Title: Re: Editing theme in desktop
Post by: tapio on January 04, 2022, 16:17:38
Guys I just remembered RouteConverter can show OSM maps and themes. I've just checked OAM v5 and Voluntary theme, it works, see lovely screenshot. Seems like a good way to test themes.

Stuff for this application goes into default dir "%userprofile%\.routeconverter\" - paths can be changed in options.

https://www.routeconverter.com/home/en

Title: Re: Editing theme in desktop
Post by: karlchick on January 06, 2022, 12:40:57
Guys I just remembered RouteConverter can show OSM maps and themes. I've just checked OAM v5 and Voluntary theme, it works, see lovely screenshot. Seems like a good way to test themes.

Thanks for this, I tried it and it works (no install too). Only issue is that it ignores categories and displays all overlay options in the theme - which can make for a rather cluttered display. Does anyone know if the app can apply/select overlays/categories?