Basic information and quick start

New in version 1.1.0.

Global options - setup and usage

SikuliX now has a basic implementation of a globel options repository, that is recognized and loaded at startup time (IDE and API usage). At runtime, this options store can be accessed to get and set values. Persistence (save) and merge of additional options files is not yet supported.

Since internally the options are stored in a Java Properties object as key-value-pairs in string representation, the options file must conform to the applicable rules (look here).

At startup these places are searched for a file SikulixOptions.txt (first appearence wins):
  • the working folder
  • the user’s home folder
  • the folder SikulixStore in the Sikulix repository
Special for the options defined in the Settings class

Other Options globally recognized and processed on startup

  • Debug.level = n

    preferably n as 3, debug information produced from beginning of startup

  • Settings.OverwriteImages = yes

    when saving images in the IDE, usually when using a name, that already exists, this is not overwritten, but stored with a name having a suffix -n appended. With this option switched on (default is off) naming images with an existing name will replace the image file without notice.

  • classpath = list of absolute-paths (works only up to version 1.1.3)

    will be added to the end of the classpath in the given sequence. Rules are the same as for Java classpath on that system. On Windows backslashes have to be doubled (escaped).

New in version 2.0.0: 1.1.4+ see the Extensions feature

New in version 2.0.0.

Run only parts of a script

(Until noted only available for Jython scripting)

By right-clicking on a line number the pop-up context menu lets you

  • run only the line at this line number
  • run the script from beginning up to and including this line
  • run the script from this line to the end
  • run the snippet in the current selection or this line if nothing is selected

The Run menu now contains the entry Run selection SHIFT-CTRL/CMD-R, that also runs the current selection or the line at the caret, if nothing is selected (advantage: the available shortcut, which saves additional mouse actions)

BE AWARE for Jython: If the first line of a selection has an indent, if True: is added as first line, to make the snippet runnable

This feature might be a neat replacement for the no longer available interactive mode from commandline.

New in version 2.0.0.

Plain Python scripts - open, edit, save and run

This is work in progress and related to this request bug

It is now possible, to work with plain Python files in the IDE, which allows to directly support the classic Python style of scripts and folder structures (modules).

Open and save .py files

Image handling in the .py context

Running .py files

New in version 2.0.0.

Text files - open, edit and save

This is work in progress.

Special Sikulix text files

  • SikulixOptions.txt
  • extensions.txt
  • sites.txt