Thank you for the quick reply on the other thread. I will continue writing here since the issue has already been classified as a bug. (You may want to jump to the last paragraph if you want my suggestion of a quick fix to this bug.)
I looked at this bug thread but I think it's description is a bit different than the problem the author of the other thread and I brought up. The author of the other thread and I are trying to address having parent directories and in this thread the author seems to be claiming that appFolder does not work at all.
I should have noted that I am using the standard Ext-JS v4 (not Touch) pointed to by default with Designer 2.0.0 build 268. Basically, the only way I can get my app to work correctly is to go into designer.js and add an appFolder property by hand with the full URL for the application. I have to do this *every* time I click save in Designer in order to bring up and test the web page that uses that application.
Basically, like the first post stated on the other thread you referenced, it should work something like this:
I have verified that part all happens correctly, but once designer.js is loaded it tries to load the stores and views of the application named "OneOfMySenchaApps" and they are being called without parent directories, such as:
The solution is changing the appFolder property in designer.js (by hand each time you click save in Designer) to:
which is pretty tedious, error prone, and time consuming.
You can't place the string '/Scripts/MySenchaApp/app' in the Designer directly for the application's appFolder property because the '/' characters are not allowed by the Designer (plus Designer seems to rename some of the application's subdirectories automatically based upon its interpretation of the appFolder property, which may not actually address the original intent of the appFolder property).
Does that make more sense? The problem I am describing is not about the default appFolder path and it being potentially being broken. I can get it to work but it just takes some hand editing to do so each time the project is saved.
The quick fix? Enable special characters in the appFolder application property in Designer. Then, don't let Designer try to rename any subdirectories based upon the value of appFolder. Keep the subdirectory the same name as the the default "app" directory without renaming it. That would completely solve the issue, from what I can tell.
I was wondering if you gentlemen had any other ideas that I did not think of for a workaround, even if it's just a temporary workaround until Designer v2 is updated, for the problem I presented above? Editing the designer.js by hand after every save is not fun. Thanks!
@keithjjones It appears your right in that we need to be able to accept a path as well as a folder name here. In the end I suspect for production you'll be creating a single file and not using the loader at all in this manner.
@Artistan It seems that after the designer version of sencha touch 2 was updated to beta1 the issue you were seeing went away. The link about does now resolve all the files correctly.
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Thank you for your response. You are correct in that for production I will probably create a single file. However right now I'm developing so it's not that feasible to compile it to a single file to test it after every little change (which can be many times a day). Can you think of a better way than I suggested of getting around this issue other than hand editing designer.js to take the appFolder property correctly every time I click "save" in Designer?
By the way - I love all the improvements in v2! It's going to save a lot of design time for me once I figure a way around this little bug.
I am now using Version 2.0.0 build 298 (Release Channel 2.0-beta) and you can add slashes (/) to the appFolder which was exactly what I needed! Awesome! Thank you!
Now, the problem is that Designer takes it upon itself to rename the subdirectories under the project to whatever you put in "appFolder" which completely defeats the bug fix (you can read my previous example above to see why this won't work). Is there any way to separate what the output directories are for the project from the value of appFolder to get this to work correctly?