Every UE/UES script must be added separately to the Scripts
list with the Scripts
dialog window with using the button Add
or using in context menu of the Script list
view the menu item Add script
. The scripts storage location can be any directory for each script. The fully qualified file name of each script file is stored in the configuration file %APPDATA%\IDMComp\UEStudio\volatile\ues.vod
It is in general useful to have all scripts in same directory. Which directory is used depends on usage of the scripts.
If there is only one computer used and the scripts are used only by yourself, it is most likely best to create a subdirectory Scripts
in the directory %APPDATA%\IDMComp\UEStudio
, put the UES script files in this directory and add them to the Scripts
list. There must be taken care never
using the option Remove application settings
during an uninstall of UEStudio on doing that because of that uninstall option results in the complete deletion of the entire directory %APPDATA%\IDMComp\UEStudio
with all its subdirectories and files.
There could be also created a directory UEStudioScripts
in directory %APPDATA%
or in directory %USERPROFILE%
, put the script files into this directory and add them from there to the Scripts
list. The scripts are in this case also only for this computer and your account, but are never deleted on an uninstall of UEStudio even on having checked the uninstall option Remove application settings
If multiple computers or accounts on same computer are used or if the scripts are shared with others like colleagues, it is advisable to use a directory for the scripts which is accessible for all users/accounts respectively synchronized between the used computers.
It is also possible to use two script directories, one for scripts used by multiple users (shared scripts) and another one for the own scripts.
The field Script description
is not editable in the dialog window Scripts
. I don't like that too. I requested once in the past to make it editable to edit or add the description for a script which is already in the Scripts
list. But that is at the moment not possible with UES v2023.0.0.50. The description
must be entered already in the Open
dialog window which is opened on clicking on button Add
in the Scripts
dialog window after selecting the script file with a single primary pointing device button click and before clicking on button Open
. It is unfortunately not possible to add or edit the script description later.
There are two possibilities to add/edit the description for a script which is already in the Scripts
- The script is removed from the list with button Remove and added once again with button Add and entering this time the description before clicking on button Open.
- While UEStudio is not running the file %APPDATA%\IDMComp\UEStudio\volatile\ues.vod is opened with Windows Notepad (or with UltraEdit on having UltraEdit installed in addition to UEStudio). This file contains the section [Scripting] with lines beginning with Desc X= with X being a number starting with 0 for the first script in the Scripts list. The description must be entered between the two double quotes for each script listed in same section. The file is saved and the used text editor closed after finishing adding/editing the descriptions for the script files. Then UEStudio can be started again and the scripts have now the entered descriptions.