why doesn't Construct Manual have screenshots?

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  • Why doesn't the Construct online manual have screenshots or small example snippets?

    I'm teaching a class about arrays and I would like to refer them to the manual for assistance with their homework, but when I look at the manual it's not very helpful. Even I can't figure out how to use the Array Editor and then load the array using AJAX object. There are NO examples of how to use the tags etc... This is a common theme throughout the manual, no "example use" areas.

    If there were simply small screenshot examples (in the Construct IDE, showing actual events and actions) of how you would use it, it would make a much more comprehensive.

    Ashley or Tom is this something that can be done at some point in the future?

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  • It does have some screenshots (even the array editor does) https://www.construct.net/ca/make-games ... ray-editor

    But, little samples would be awesome!

    I struggled with the array editor too (There's a post somewhere), but the answer is to add a new file under 'Files' (at the bottom of the project list) as an Array. Then you can add rows/columns and data manually.

    After that hopefully everything else will fall into place!

  • It does have some screenshots (even the array editor does) https://www.construct.net/ca/make-games ... ray-editor

    But, little samples would be awesome!

    I struggled with the array editor too (There's a post somewhere), but the answer is to add a new file under 'Files' (at the bottom of the project list) as an Array. Then you can add rows/columns and data manually.

    After that hopefully everything else will fall into place!

    thanks but I figured it out just fine, I'm merely saying for beginners (and my students) it's not a very friendly system.

  • The manual is intended as a concise, comprehensive reference of all features in Construct. If you want guides on how to use certain workflows, I think tutorials are a better place for that.

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