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    I'm currently working on a very large VB6 to PB port project. As you know VB makes lots of files for each project and the OPTIONS tab in the PB IDE has a max limit of 9 remembered files. I am getting some strange results when I use the previous file list in the IDE, specifically, once the number of files exceeds 9 clicking on any file in the dropdown produces a different file than the one selected on the list.

    Does anybody have a work-around? It would be nice to stay in the PB IDE while I do this work.

    Or should I send a request for new/expanded feature to PB?

    Thanks,
    Stan
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  • #2
    clicking on any file in the dropdown produces a different file than the one selected on the list.

    ...a request for new/expanded feature to PB
    Call me a a purist, but I would think you are not describing a neat idea for a new feature, I would think you are describing a "bug" in the IDE software; therefore your best course of action likely would be to send a "bug report" to [email protected].
    Michael Mattias
    Tal Systems (retired)
    Port Washington WI USA
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    http://www.talsystems.com

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    • #3
      Perhaps if you have two instances of PB running at the same time, you would get accurate access to 18 files instead of 9.

      And yes you should send in an NFS.
      Rod
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Michael Mattias View Post
        Call me a a purist, but I would think you are not describing a neat idea for a new feature, I would think you are describing a "bug" in the IDE software; therefore your best course of action likely would be to send a "bug report" to [email protected].
        Originally posted by Rodney Hicks View Post
        Perhaps if you have two instances of PB running at the same time, you would get accurate access to 18 files instead of 9.

        And yes you should send in an NFS.

        Thanks! I have sent it in!
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        • #5
          >Perhaps if you have two instances of PB running at the same time

          FWIW, I have sent in a NFS to add some kind of "maximum # of instances" to the IDE user options settings.

          I, too, have fouled myself up by starting two copies of the IDE.
          Michael Mattias
          Tal Systems (retired)
          Port Washington WI USA
          [email protected]
          http://www.talsystems.com

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          • #6
            Wow! Support has already tested and responded!

            I just got a notice from PB Support. They couldn't reproduce my error with wrong files, but they did log the request to increase the number of remembered files to 20.

            Just to let you know, when I recreate the error it appears to be related to how many other processes I'm running. I'm beginning to think the culprit was the VB6 IDE screwing with memory locations, which I was running concurrently with PB IDE.
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            • #7
              FWIW, I have sent in a NFS to add some kind of "maximum # of instances" to the IDE user options settings.

              I, too, have fouled myself up by starting two copies of the IDE.
              Did you request a specific number? besides 1?

              Rod
              Rod
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              • #8
                I just said "some number." I would personally set mine to one. But I figgered as long as I'm asking, I may as well ask for the moon.

                If you think it's a good idea, you need to send that in, too, for it is said the more who ask the more likely they are to receive. [email protected]
                Michael Mattias
                Tal Systems (retired)
                Port Washington WI USA
                [email protected]
                http://www.talsystems.com

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Rodney Hicks View Post
                  Did you request a specific number? besides 1?

                  Rod
                  Duuno about PBE but JellyFishPro has an option to allow only one instance at a time. Presumably unsetting the option would allow as many instances as one would might desire.

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                  • #10
                    If you think it's a good idea, you need to send that in, too, for it is said the more who ask the more likely they are to receive. [email protected]
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                    Yeah, I know, but there's that "Users....food for thought" thread down in the cafe.... besides I'm not sure I'd want to limit the number of instances until I can keep more files in the Recent documents list. When I've thought some more on it I'll send in an NFS.
                    I prefer to open a new instance of the IDE for downloading from the forums, and closing that instance before I close the one I'm using just so the document list doesn't get messed up too much.
                    I wonder if there's another option..like reversing the order(as an option).
                    It now works first in, first out, I think, but perhaps last in, first out would make a difference.
                    Not a really big issue though.
                    Rod
                    Rod
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                    • #11
                      Do NOT limit the instances!!!!

                      In many cases I use multiple open copies each doing their own changes, and if at some sticky point, I can always revert to the original (by not reloading the offending code) and save again to get unstuck from what I messed up.

                      That and if I need a few open to post samples for questions or answering snippets I keep them open in separate copies of the IDE so as not to accidentally mix them with other unrelated code that I am working on.

                      In this case I would think NFS would be "Not Fair to Source"
                      Engineer's Motto: If it aint broke take it apart and fix it

                      "If at 1st you don't succeed... call it version 1.0"

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                      • #12
                        Cliff, I did suggest the number of instance be a user OPTION

                        You can set yours to 239,608 if you'd like. I'm still setting mine to one.
                        Michael Mattias
                        Tal Systems (retired)
                        Port Washington WI USA
                        [email protected]
                        http://www.talsystems.com

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                        • #13
                          OPTION
                          I can understand, but if taken wrongly, and limit to some number of possible (even if its a ridiculous number), at some point in time someone will complain about not exceeding that number.

                          My personal preference, is OPTION if you feel the need to limit yourself, (and maybe later wonder why, you lost track of your own code, and why that one extra does not work right)

                          I just feel its up to the programmer to keep things straight, and not limit their capabilities unless the OPTION do do so on their own.

                          Bad case in point, but think of this scenario...Whoever read the request marked it as "Please Limit" instead of "Please OPTION to Limit" and it goes to coding? And lets say, the limit was small like 3, and in the future here I am troubleshooting 5 problems (or requests for features) that I have to close each one after I have a possible fix, or feature, open the next and keep cycling through?

                          Its a mute point, but I [b]HATE[b] programs that you code, the number of choices you have is 1 (for extreme case)....who ever heard of modifying a copy of your code, but forced to modify the original, when you don't know if the modification will break the existing?

                          (sure 20 or more is a good bet you will not exceed, but on the 1 time you do...bleweyyyyy)
                          Engineer's Motto: If it aint broke take it apart and fix it

                          "If at 1st you don't succeed... call it version 1.0"

                          "Half of Programming is coding"....."The other 90% is DEBUGGING"

                          "Document my code????" .... "WHYYY??? do you think they call it CODE? "

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                          • #14
                            Cliff,

                            Be sure to send in an NFS not to limit the number of instances, just to make it an option.

                            The better PB becomes because of users making NFSes the more we'll all like it.

                            But there is still that thread "User...food for thought" in the Cafe.

                            Of course, that doesn't apply to us...
                            Rod
                            Rod
                            I want not 'not', not Knot, not Knott, not Nott, not knot, not naught, not nought, but aught.

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                            • #15
                              In the SED editor I have an option called "Allow multiple instances". If unchecked, only an instance is allowed; if checked, there is no limit.
                              Forum: http://www.jose.it-berater.org/smfforum/index.php

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