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Construct 3 r146

Multiple local previews; usability improvements; bug fixes

23 April, 2019 ()

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Notes

This update focuses on some smaller additions, usability improvements and bug fixes. Firstly by popular demand you can now have multiple local previews - simply hold Alt while clicking preview, or use Alt+4/Alt+5 keyboard shortcuts to preview the project or current layout respectively (note these use 4 and 5, not F4 and F5, because shortcuts like Alt+F4 are the OS-level shortcut to close the app).

There have also been a few other smaller additions and changes, including updates to how the editor works on iOS. Note we've also had some users reporting problems exporting when using Kaspersky Internet Security. We couldn't reproduce any problems in our own testing, but the editor will now warn you if it detects it is present on export.

Finally there's another batch of fixes as we stabilise the new built-in functions and Timeline features, as well as various other fixes as bug reports came up. We'd like to bring the new features to a stable release in the next few weeks so please let us know if you run in to any issues to make sure we can work towards a reliable new release soon.

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New Additions

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Support for multiple local previews: hold Alt while clicking 'Preview' or use Alt+4 / Alt+5 shortcuts
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Event sheet view: can now use Shift+Up/Down for keyboard range selections
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Browser object: new 'Navigation UI' option for 'Request fullscreen' (set to 'Hide' for true fullscreen in Chrome on Android)
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Import Audio dialog: new option to specify encoding bitrate

Changes

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C3 runtime: now uses a new storage library - should not change anything but be on the lookout for anything broken
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Updated 'Audio analyser' and 'Microphone input' examples to not use deprecated features
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Warn on export if Kaspersky Internet Security is detected, since some users report it breaks exported projects
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Avoid activating back navigation on iOS, since it allows navigation gestures in iOS 12.2, which breaks the swipe-in panes when added to home screen
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Disable fullscreen mode in Safari on iOS, since it doesn't work on iPhone and isn't useful on iPad - use 'Add to homescreen' instead
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Improve build service and keystore creation failure dialog

Bug Fixes

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New functions: moving or deleting event groups containing functions did not correctly update references
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New functions: deleting function blocks did not remove expression references, which could result in a corrupt project
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Timelines: Incorrect ease property (displayed as [???]) showing up in ease drop downs
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Timelines: Timelines created in subfolders added at root
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Timelines: Timelines in subfolders where not loaded from a project file
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Timelines: Correctly update event sheet actions when a timeline is deleted
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Crash exiting audio importer while tracks are still being encoded
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Recent projects list on Start Page did not update immediately when cleared
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Cordova export: invalid project names would cause build failures - now shows warning on export
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Bluetooth: can now handle UUIDs with mixed case and with missing separators
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System: 'Sort Z order' did not always redraw the screen to reflect changes
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Possible crash undoing deleting objects from Project Bar
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Sprite font: character spacing did not apply across style boundaries
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Text/Sprite font: inconsistent application of line height property

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  • Thanks for the preview feature. Should make multiplayer game testing easier.

    C3 runtime: now uses a new storage library - should not change anything but be on the lookout for anything broken

    Is it using the upcoming KV Storage system?

  • Thank you guys

    Very nice update!

  • thank so much for the hide UI thing

  • UPDATES!! YAY!!! It's CHRISTMAS!!! ... In April??

    *shrugs* WHO CARES?! UPDATES!! :D

  • Wow this preview change will definitely help me too. Awesome!

  • "C3 runtime: now uses a new storage library - should not change anything but be on the lookout for anything broken"

    Can we have more information about this please?

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      • Ashley
      • Construct Team Founder
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      We just swapped an internal storage library for one we wrote ourselves. It should be 100% backwards compatible though so in theory there will be no noticeable changes at all (other than hopefully some rare bugs fixed).

      • Okay, but what action and condition are in it?

        Local Storage?

        Storage NWJS ?

        There were a lot of problems on NWJS, too random, one stroke it works, one stroke it doesn't work, AJAX, it's the same...

        More information please.

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  • Absolutely love the new option to specify encoding bitrate. I'm able to reduce the total file size of my projects considerably without having to open/edit my sound files in an external editor.

    However, when trying to click on the dropdown for the bitrate, only a thin sliver of the menu is clickable.

    Using the desktop version btw.

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      • Ashley
      • Construct Team Founder
      • 1 points
      • (0 children)

      The dropdown looks fine here. Please file a bug following all the guidelines if you want us to investigate.

  • Holding alt while clicking preview doesn't seem to work, but the alt+4 or 5 does work.

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      • Ashley
      • Construct Team Founder
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      Alt+Click works for me. Note the editor window has to have focus first otherwise it doesn't get the alt press.