Topic: Custom Device XML
I have developed XML files that create custom devices based on basic NWare blocks wired in custom configurations. I know that documentation on XML implementation is scarce...I have been running on trial and error thus far, with reasonably good results.
I am having trouble with one particular item that I need to resolve:
I create a .if.xml file that has a property which is used to populate the block title when used by the .pres.xml file. If I enter a value in the dialog box for this property, the property is correctly used to make the title text of the block. However, if I leave the default value, and then later directly edit the title of the block, when I run the device properties again, the property shows the default value, not the manually edited value.
How can I make the property pick up the edited value? ...or, how can I make the .pres.xml utilize the block title as a text string to be used in an xml statement?
A related question, how can I use items of the device_type_identifier as text strings to be used in an xml statement in the pres.xml file?