Macro Recorder How-To

The Macro Recorder is used to capture commands generated by Wireless Designer when the mouse and keyboard are used to make changes to settings. It can be a real time saver, in many cases it removes the need to type lists of commands into the Macro Editor to create a macro. Each receiver frame has its own Macro Editor, which records commands for that frame only.

Follow these steps to use the Macro Recorder:

  1. Start the Macro Recorder
  2. Generate commands
  3. Hide/Show the Macro Editor
  4. Pause/Resume the Macro Recorder
  5. Stop the Macro Recorder
  6. Store Recorded Macro to Receiver
  7. Save Recorded Macro to File

The Macro Recorder may be temporarily paused. It can also be hidden from view while recording to save screen space. When done, the recorded macro can be copied into the receiver or saved to a macro file.

Start the Macro Recorder

Right click on a receiver frame in the tree view and choose Start Macro Recorder  from the pop-up menu:

 

  The Macro Recorder opens:
 

Controls:

The Macro Recorder is resizeable.

To make the Macro Recorder taller or shorter, click and drag the splitter bar separating it from the tabbed view above.

Generate commands

Make changes to settings using the mouse and keyboard. As each change is made, a command appears in the command window.

In this example some channels were muted.

Hide/Show the Macro Editor

The Macro Recorder can be hidden at any time to move it out of the way. Right click on the frame in the tree view and choose Hide Macro Recorder:

To show the Macro Recorder again, right click on the frame in the tree view and choose Show Macro Recorder:

 

Pause/Resume the Macro Recorder

Click the Pause button if you need to pause the recorder temporarily.

When paused, click Resume to resume recording.

Stop the Macro Recorder

When you are done recording commands, click the Stop button.

The recorded commands can be edited if necessary. Use the Font Size control to adjust font size to your liking.

The next step is to save the macro to a file or store it to the receiver frame.

Store Recorded Macro to Receiver

This involves overwriting a macro location in the receiver with the recorded commands. Use the To Macro: control to select the destination macro number.

 Click the Apply button.

The Macro Editor will open:

In this example the destination is macro 1 and it's marked as changed in the Macro Editor. Click on the Title text box in the Macro Editor and enter a title:

The final step is to store the macro to the receiver.

Off-Line View: Click File->Save in the main menu. This will update the session file.

Connected View: Click Store to Device in the Macro Editor.

This will copy the macro into nonvolatile memory in the connected receiver frame.

Save Recorded Macro to File

Optional. Click Save to File... in the Macro Editor.

The Save As dialog opens.

Navigate to the desired location in the file system, give the file a meaningful name and click Save. This will create a individual macro file.