Publish Frame

Tool

Built-in

With the Publish Frame tool, you can publish a Blockpad frame to one of your Blockpad libraries.

When you publish a frame to a library, you can reference values in that frame from any Blockpad file, through the library. This includes all value types: numbers, text, functions, arrays, etc. So, you can create a function in a report frame, publish that frame to the library, and then reference that function from any other file through the library.

Publish a frame:
  1. Have the file you wish to publish from open, and the frame ready.
  2. Go to Library>Publish Frame.
  3. In the window that appears, select the file that contains the frame.
  4. On the right side of the window, select the frame you wish to publish.
  5. Select the library you wish to publish to.
  6. Type in a name for the frame.
  7. Click Publish.
Reference a value stored in a published frame:
  • In a formula, type Library.LibraryName.FrameName.ValueName
    • The dropdown list will help you after "Library." is typed in.
    • If the library is an included library, then "Library.LibraryName." isn't necessary.
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