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# coding: utf-8
This is a little helper script to make it easier
to create single-file scripts with Pythonista, while
still taking advantage of the UI editor.
It'll essentially convert the .pyui file to a compact
string representation that you can embed directly
in your script. The code to unpack and load the UI
is also auto-generated for convenience.
How to use:
* Add this script in the editor actions (wrench) menu
* Open the script you want to embed the UI in
* Run the EmbedPyui action
* If your .pyui file has the same name as the script,
it is chosen automatically; otherwise, a list
of .pyui files in the current directory is shown.
After the script has finished, you'll have Python
code in the clipboard -- simply replace your
ui.load_view() call with the generated code.
import ui, dialogs, textwrap, editor, os, bz2, base64, clipboard
def main():
filename = editor.get_path()
if not filename:
dialogs.hud_alert('No file selected', 'error')
pyui_filename = os.path.splitext(filename)[0] + '.pyui'
if not os.path.exists(pyui_filename):
folder = os.path.split(filename)[0]
files = os.listdir(folder)
files = [f for f in files if f.endswith('.pyui')]
if not files:
dialogs.hud_alert('No pyui files found', 'error')
selected_pyui = dialogs.list_dialog('Select pyui file', files)
if not selected_pyui:
pyui_filename = os.path.join(folder, selected_pyui)
with open(pyui_filename, 'rb') as f:
pyui =
compressed = base64.b64encode(bz2.compress(pyui)).decode('utf-8')
wrapped = '\n'.join(textwrap.wrap(compressed, 70))
code = """\
data = '''\\\n%s
import ui
import bz2
from base64 import b64decode
pyui = bz2.decompress(b64decode(data))
v = ui.load_view_str(pyui.decode('utf-8'))
""" % (wrapped,)
dialogs.hud_alert('Code copied', 'success')
if __name__ == '__main__':
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