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  • Official wish list?

    Is there an official wish list anywhere? Wish lists seem to be
    scattered all over the forum making it challenging to know where
    to add our wishes.

    My wishes:

    I wish I could have a compile listing. I'd rather have one document
    with all errors on it than having to view them one by one in the
    ide. I'd like to have a listing with object addresses which I can
    find when I get gpf's.


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    Thanks,

    John Kovacich
    Ivory Tower Software

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    - Ability to have an XREF on any keyword/variable/function.
    - Integrated Debugger/XREF/IDE you can just click the tabs,
    kinda like Visual C++

    My vote is the XREF, I got hooked on that with TestPoint and OOP
    environment and I love it.

    Thanks



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    • #3
      The suggestions are compiled, so don't worry too much... you can always email them to Tech Support just to be sure!

      John, there is no "magic" list of 'object addresses' for GPF tracking as a GPF can occur at any arbitrary point in a program or even within an API, but the real cause could be elsewhere in the code (ie, data corruption through pointer mis-use, etc).

      Greg, I'll ask for R&D to add another tick next to the XREF facility suggestion on the wish list... I also asked for this (some months back), so we'll have to see what "develops".

      Keep the suggestions rolling folks! Thanks!


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      • #4
        I've seen a wishlist on this site once (I think) but all I can find now is:
        http://www.powerbasic.com/feedback.asp

        Peter.


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        • #5
          Lance,

          I have a feeling that more then just you and I like that feature.

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          • #6
            You can add my name to list of those wanting XREF.

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            • #7
              Me too!

              I think I've requested XREF a couple of times already though.

              One feature would be nice and attract new customers, I'm not looking for this myself:

              Built in screensaver compilation (generating .SCR files) with help how to get a screensaver running.

              Peter.


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              • #8
                Peter,

                SCR files are just .EXE files. They are rather simple to make
                I'll post the format when I get some time.

                Thanks,
                Greg

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                • #9
                  - add the function call "execute" similar to VBA Control's
                  execute function that allows users to compile code on the fly
                  eg.

                  g&=execute("msgbox ""hello""")


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                  • #10
                    That one would be unlikely as it would mean that the compiler itself would need to added into the runtime library.

                    Because VB still contains a (p-code?) interpreter, it can offer these features, but you pay for them in app size and speed, etc.


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                    • #11
                      Gregery,

                      SCR files are just .EXE files. They are rather simple to make
                      I'll post the format when I get some time.
                      I know that, but you just made my point. You have to go find the code while I bet lots of people would be interested in a simple "Compile a .SCR file" switch.
                      Personally I don't have the time to create screensavers but there must be many people who would buy the compiler just for this purpose, if the feature was available. It certainly won't be much coding for the PB staff and will not affect your code nor compilation speed when not used.

                      Peter.


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                      • #12
                        Peter;

                        A screensaver is simply made up of a few predefined
                        Windows procedures. Every Screen saver must have these
                        functions. Beyond that there is no predefined screensaver
                        engine.

                        The three defined functions every screensaver must have are :

                        ScreenSaverProc(...)
                        ScreenSaverConfigureDialog(...)
                        RegisterDialogClasses(...)


                        ScreenSaverProc is similiar to a Window procedure, but uses
                        the DefScreenSaverProc function, rather than DefWindowProc.

                        You compile to an EXE and then change the EXE to SCR.

                        For more info read the book
                        "Windows 98 programming from the Ground Up" by Herbert Schilt.

                        The code is in C, but is easily converted to PB.




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