Design Document board18New Page
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Selecting "Make New Game" from the main menu in the board18Main.php page causes the board18New.php page to be displayed. This page can be used to create a new BOARD18 game.
Style is supplied by the style/board18New.css and the style/board18com.css files.
Included PHP File
board18New.php uses require_once() to include the makeTables.php PHP file.
This file contains 3 PHP functions:
- showBoxes($conn) - create a table of all game boxes in database.
- showPlayers($conn) - create a table of all players in database.
- gamePlayers($gameid, $conn) - create a table of players in game.
The Available Game Box Table
When entered board18New.php uses the php showBoxes() function to get and display a list of the game boxes that are available for play. This list is displayed at the bottom of the "RightOfPage" division.
The Players Table
When entered board18New.php uses the php showPlayers() function to get and display a list of the players that have userID's on this BOARD18 server.
This list is displayed in the "LeftOfPage" division.
Start a New Game Session
To start a new game session, one must fill in the fields in the new game form that is displayed at the top of the "RightOfPage" division.
Clicking on a game box in the Available Game Box Table will enter that game box ID into the game box field on the form.
The active player is automatically entered into the first player field on the form.
Clicking on a player in the Players Table will enter that player ID in the next player field on the form.
When the form is submitted, the fields are verified and then an AJAX call is made to the php/createGame.php program.
The php/createGame.php program is documented on the createGame.php WIKI page.