Be able to display ("expand") a subcomposition within its parent composition

Currently, when you double-click on a subcomposition node, the subcomposition opens in a new window. This feature request would add an alternative way of opening the subcomposition. When opened this way, the subcomposition would be embedded within the original composition. You would still see the subcomposition node in the context of the original composition, but it would be enlarged / X-rayed so you could also see the contents of the subcomposition.

Unlike Open subcomposition in same window as composition, the original composition surrounding the subcomposition would still be visible, all on one canvas.

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Notes from Team Vuo

Vuo Pro: 

No — available with both Vuo CE and Vuo Pro

Complexity: 

●●○○ — A few weeks of work

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●○○ — Appeals to current community

Execution time

Not sure if this belongs in the Vuo SDK category, but a node that records/displays the execution time of a node/nodes could come in handy. This to check own custom code nodes, subcompositions or part of a composition. Maybe something like this:

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Calcuate patch accept text input for expression or at least use larger text field like the Shared Value node

With nested if-then-else expressions and the like the Calculate node expression text quickly overflows beyond the field of view. Either allow the input to accept string expressions (from say the Shared Value node which has a slightly large field for text entry) or just make the field expand when more text is added.

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Calculate node expression text field is too small for nested if-then-else conditionals.
Shared Value has a larger two line text field that Calculate node

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Notes from Team Vuo

Vuo Pro: 

No — available with both Vuo CE and Vuo Pro

Complexity: 

●○○○ — Up to a few days of work

Potential: 

●○○ — Appeals to current community

Be able to export subcombs as .vuonode

From keithlang his request below, be able to also export sub compositions as .vuonode files people can double-click to install.

Regular sub compositions should still be available, they have their upsides too.

If they could be protected against opening (as an option ?), that could sound as a way to Protect shared compositions and nodes [Save composition as closed composition] ?

PS : this started as a request to double-click regular .vuonodes to install them, until I realised that is already possible.

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Notes from Team Vuo

Vuo Pro: 

No — available with both Vuo CE and Vuo Pro

Complexity: 

●●○○ — A few weeks of work

Potential: 

●○○ — Appeals to current community

👽 Space-out nodes

Often I'm working on some nodes, and I realize I need to insert a new node into a pretty long chain of nodes. The result is a squiggly mess, and requires quite some work to bump all the other nodes along.

Wouldn't it be great if we could say 'Space out nodes' and it would horizontally space the nodes so that there are no cases where nodes need to squiggle, just because there's not enough horizontal room.

I seem to remember other requests for 'auto neaten' of nodes. This could be pretty complicated to design, so I think we could at least start on the x axis, per this Space-out idea.

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