Corona - Feature Requests/Feedback

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  1. Ability to search in the Corona Simulator Console

    Could it be possible to add a Search / Find ability in the Corona Simulator Console ?
    When I print out lots of data, it can be a pain to not being able to search (have to copy paste the output to search in another program)

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      1 comment  ·  Simulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Visual guide(s) on Corona Simulator

      Ability to enter code which would then display a line/box/etc given particular position(s).

      For example.

      If I enter a code such as
      simulatorLine.y = myImage.y

      Then the simulator will display a horizontal line at the particular y location.
      This code will not impact the actual application and will only be a visual guide in the Simulator

      This would allow me to judge where images start and finish. In particular when the images share the same colour.

      3 votes
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      • corona simulator

        Add a setting to clear the output screen of the simulator at the start of each application relaunch. This is a companion to the relaunch on program change, which is handy but leaves the output screen with combined output, not just the latest execution. To find the top, you have to slowly scan through the output looking for the latest top...

        22 votes
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          3 comments  ·  Simulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Corona simulator should return to its location after every error or notification

          After an error the simulator returns to its location on the screen. If two errors or another notification are received, it must be returned manually. Every time. Change this so the simulator window sticks to it's set location.

          2 votes
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          • Functions to help control memory leaks

            Is it possible to write functions that will output what is still in memory (images, widgets, timers, sounds, local and global variables, etc) at any point?
            I would like to see output to the console so I can be more confident that I cleared what is necessary.

            12 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Simulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 3 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Simulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • simulator plug-ins

                Especially on Windows the simulator is not always supporting all the stuff that a device (or Mac simulator) does. It would be handy if we could add plug-ins or other kinds of extensions to the simulator. Extensions that improve simulations of device's hardware or allow for simulated behavior of e.g. GPS data, accellerometer etc.

                This way I could simulate "moving" GPS data, or perhaps even add webview support to the Windows simulator.

                5 votes
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                • Allow Corona Simulator to set the date and time for testing

                  I'm working on a app which relies on the current time to decide which options are open to the user. I can hack the code, but for testing purposes it would be nice to be able to control the time and date without having to change my system clock

                  4 votes
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                  • video player or embedded player for win32 and OS X application builds

                    I created an App with a list of videos like youtube app and decided to build for win32 applications but didn't work, so i read the documentation and its says that it is not supported.. I would be great if it will be supported. A flexible app for win32 and mobile devices.

                    24 votes
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                      17 comments  ·  Simulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Dedicated menu to select screen size and an option to always use borderless.

                      After the "Window -> View As" menu has been updated, it became less comfortable to switch screen size. Now I have to navigate to "Borderless" or enter a resolution manually for some devices not on that list.

                      I switch screens often to test the games under different resolutions.

                      My suggestion is to have a dedicated menu "Screen" in the menu bar.
                      It will include everything from the "View As" menu
                      PLUS A checkbox to ALWAYS use borderless - it's needed.
                      And a submenu item that shows the current chosen screen.

                      6 votes
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                      • Custom Screen Size emulation for Android UI Resize Orientation support (e.g. Nexus 7).

                        When trying to implement orientation flipping support it was incredibly time consuming to test code for the Nexus 7 and other android tablets. Essentially the device screen size is 1280 x 800 but in reality when testing the screen size in landscape is actually 1280 x 736 and when flipping to portrait it changes to 1205 x 800. Can you please see if this is possible to implement into the sim either as a custom setting or maybe device (Nexus 7), it was incredibly slow & painful to test.

                        6 votes
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                        • Show Kindle's bottom menu bar in Simulator

                          Since the menu bar on the Kindle device hides the bottom 20 pixels of the device, it would be nice to have a translucent bar across the bottom of the simulator so we can take that into account when developing. It would save time -- we wouldn't have to build for device to see how things were placed.

                          6 votes
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                          • Templates

                            Templates that allow only able to concentrate on creating the application. Adjustments ads and extras that were automated in the build of the application.

                            5 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Simulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Capture Screen from Simulator

                              For publishing to the different app stores you need the screenshot for your game, it would be very very helpful to have an option to capture at a given screen size.

                              For instance imagine I want to publish to the store and I need screenshots, in PC I can take the screenshot with one click and it would be very helpful in the devices is clearly difficult to do so and to get the right timing you want.

                              So adding a capture options ( to define the size of the capture ) and a key to capture an screenshot from…

                              43 votes
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                                5 comments  ·  Simulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add mute button to Corona simulator

                                Sometimes you want to mute the volume on just the Corona simulator, but don't want to mute the sounds on your whole computer. For example, you might have music playing on your computer but you don't want to hear the simulator making sounds the whole time.

                                16 votes
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                                • Daily build auto-update and Mac store sim

                                  Simulator daily build auto-update to avoid checking the daily builds page (although I do enjoy that part of my day.)
                                  For Public Builds the simulator could be a Mac App Store app which could help increase exposure.

                                  6 votes
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                                  • Linux

                                    I want to develop under Linux.
                                    I would pay for that!

                                    464 votes
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                                      72 comments  ·  Simulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Admin note: 9/10/2018 — We are marking this started. Initial versions of Linux support will be the ability to build for Linux. Development on Linux will still be a future project.


                                      Admin note: 10/29/16 — We are changing this to “Under review” as we investigate if this something that can be done.


                                      Right off the bat, I want to say we really like UNIX-style systems. And Linux is a great back-end platform.

                                      That said, there are several roadblocks with this request.

                                      First, there’s no clarity on what is being asked. Do you want to ship an app on Linux? Do you want to have the Corona Simulator work on Linux? It may sound pedantic, but reading the comments, it does seem like some people are reading this differently.

                                      Second, from a business perspective, it’s hard for us to justify resources for Linux. When it comes to desktop platforms, we’d…

                                    • Simulator multitouch events support

                                      support multitouches by holding alt/option like iOS Simulator. Because its very hard to publish and install to device when debuging.

                                      31 votes
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                                      • Support for Game Center and Flurry in simulator

                                        It would be much easier to work with Game Center if there was support for it in the simulator. Also Flurry would be easier to test from the simulator.

                                        3 votes
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