Node-red-contrib-blockly 1.1.0 released


#1

Hi folks,

Mister Blockly (alias @cymplecy) has granted me permission to publish version 1.1.0 on NPM.
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For those not following all our discussions, here is a summary of all functionality that has been added:

  • A new timestamp block has been added, which generates a timestamp (as a number similar to the Inject node):
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  • A new date conversion block has been added, which can extract various information from a timestamp:
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  • Copy/paste between separate blockly nodes is now possible. Restriction: only 1 block or (horizontal) chain of blocks can be copied. It is unfortunately not possible to copy a series of statement blocks at once.
  • Multi language support has been added. Currently the blocks can be displayed in english, french, dutch, japanese. Thanks to @tilleul and @utaani for their translations!
  • A new comment block has been added, to generate Javascript comments:
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  • A new Javascript block has been added, in case no blocks are available for the required functionality:
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    Caution: try to avoid using this block as much as possible, since this doesn't really fit into the philosophy of Blockly ...
  • Fix for getting 'keys' for normal Javascript objects (i.e. non Node-RED memory)
  • Support for nested properties in both object-set block and object-get blocks, using the dot-notation:
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  • A new 'has property' option has been added to the object-get block, to check whether a specified property exists in an object (or in flow/global/node memory):
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  • A new 'remove property' option has been added to the object-get block, to remove a specified property from an object (or from flow/global/node memory):
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  • A warning icon is displayed on the property-get block, if the input is not a string literal (but e.g. a variable). This indicates that nested properties are not allowed in this case.

Have fun !
We will continue discussing here bugs or new feature requests ...


Node-red-contrib-blockly 1.0.0 available
#2

My additions to Bart's notes

My workaround is to surround the wanted blocks in a while loop - then do the CTRL-C, restore original code and then past with CTRL-V where I want to

+1000 :slight_smile:
(But I've used it myself!)

But note a limitation that you can't use a variable for the property value if it has dots in it
But you can actually put one get inside another get if needed

This is intended to be "long-term" (until Christmas ) release so don't wait around for new features to appear - try it out now :slight_smile:
Simon