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Nomads / Fonted text and solid fill Shapes
« on: September 28, 2022, 02:15:08 PM »
On a panel I will sometimes create a solid fill Shape with a light color and drag it over some fonted text, to create a highlighted section.  Not as background color of the text, but to highlight a section on the panel. I want fonted text to be visible if a solid fill shape is created on top of it.   

Usually, the fonted text, which was created before the solid fill shape is visible.  But sometimes the solid fill shape hides the fonted text.  Sometimes it does.  Sometimes it doesn't.  If ithe shape hides the text I will then make a new fonted text and move it over the shape, and often that works to make the fonted text visible on the shape area. 

Is there any attribute for fonted text that makes it always visible on a filled shape?  Am I not setting something?  Thanks


Programming / Re: Need leading zeros in excel
« on: May 11, 2022, 01:40:30 PM »
When using excel UI if you put an apostrophe (hex 27) you get leading 0s displayed with no apostrophe. I have successfully added that to my output to get the desired effect in some cases. Other instances it fails, but it is worth a try.

I was just having the same issue.   I send something like "0055" to OpenOffice spreadsheet but cell displays "55" and becomes a number.   Your solution works for me in OpenOffice.  Now the cell displays "0055" without an apostrophe and the cell type is detected as text, not numeric, because it will not calculate "0055" as 55.  Which is ok since it's text data.


Registration and Setup / Re: Moving PxPlus License key
« on: February 10, 2022, 09:17:32 AM »
In situations where the current system has failed, you can use the installation key provided with your original purchase to temporarily get your system up and running for 30 days.

Will activation transfer to a system that replaces a failed system?   Or is another purchase of a new activation key required?  If so, is it full price? 


Thin Client/WindX / Re: Using INVOKE with Windx on remote RDP users
« on: January 27, 2022, 08:34:25 AM »
Mike, that's solves it, thanks! 

Also, I'm aware Providex is not supported and upgrading to PxPlus requires some code changes.  But it's worth it.  PxPlus is amazing. With many new features and capabilities.

I have an 18 user PxPlus user with many of them logging into remote desktop.  Initial setup log-in issues they had were caused by their cloud server, not PxPlus.  After they upgraded the server it's been running very smooth. 

Thin Client/WindX / Re: Using INVOKE with Windx on remote RDP users
« on: January 26, 2022, 12:01:13 AM »
They finally setup my RDP and I was able to test what's happening.  I don't know if I need to create a ticket, but I can work around the issue.

I'm using INVOKE to run freeware notepad prolix.exe and it's located in a directory path that has no spaces, which runs ok in both ProvideX and PxPlus.  Somehow an older version of my prolix device was running it from PxPlus working directly, which does have spaces in it's directory path:

C:\PVX Plus Technologies\PxPlus 2019 Upd 2\locals\prolix\prolix.exe

In testing I found that if an INVOKE directory path has spaces ProvideX 5 runs ok, but not PxPlus.   This line of code runs ok in ProvideX 5.0 but in PxPlus "cannot find" pops up. See attached snaps:


The spaces are ok in Providex, but not in PxPlus?

The user had no problem because they are currently on ProvideX and I'm testing demo PxPlus and found prolix would not appear on their windx run desktop.  I can rewrite my prolix device code to point to a no-space directory path and PxPlus will run ok in [WDX], and appears on their desktop correctly.   At this point I think I'm ok.  Thanks.

Thin Client/WindX / Re: Using INVOKE with Windx on remote RDP users
« on: January 25, 2022, 09:12:17 AM »
Thanks for the replies.  I will try those suggestions when I can.  Right now I have limited time to work on it as they have to use our software during the day. 

This is the only customer I believe that is running remote desktop in desktop mode, and INVOKE works ok in our current software in ProvdeX 5.0.  Just not in demo PxPlus.  However I have another customer running PxPlus using RDP in program app mode, and INVOKE works ok using RDP that way.

I haven't tested RDP in program app mode yet because the tech didn't know how to set it up for me.  I might have it today.

Programming / Re: What is error 119?
« on: January 25, 2022, 08:50:08 AM »
Thanks Mike.  I did remember what it was.  Demo runs so smooth that it always surprises me when it comes up. 

Programming / What is error 119?
« on: January 24, 2022, 10:04:21 PM »
What is error 119?  Documentation says reserved.

I get an error 119 in both v18.20 and v17.10, but not in v14.10 when writing to the same keyed file with this line of code:

1530 WRITE (3,KEY=A1$+VAR$+"00000000")IOL=2390


Mike Flemmer

Thin Client/WindX / Using INVOKE with Windx on remote RDP users
« on: January 20, 2022, 11:12:38 AM »
I'm new to setting up windx on remote RDP and need help.  I'm testing demo PXPlus Base on a 'cloud' Windows Server 2019 with our users logging in via remote RDP.  I also installed Windx on the Windows Server 2019 to use with *nthost.

Each user has their own presented RDP desktop.  On the first user's RDP desktop I created a Windx shortcut to run our start up program and it runs ok.  The INVOKE in *nthost brings up a windx screen on this user's rdp desktop like I want, and runs our code ok.  Except when our program executes INVOKE to open a freeware notepad- the notepad appears on the server desktop, not the user's RDP desktop where I want it to appear.

Usually I'm setting up nthost or cs on local PC's on a LAN.  What am I doing wrong or need to change with the RDP desktops?  The way our code works is that it will open the freeware notepad by pc name location, so that notepad, installed on each LAN PC, appears on the windx PC that invoked it.  Our code:


This is not working for rdp desktop.  I can also just use notepad.exe and not the freeware.  How to have the code recognize the rdp user and invoke on that user's desktop?  Thanks.

Mike Flemmer

Nomads / Options/Change Directory not keeping
« on: October 14, 2020, 03:56:41 PM »
I change the path in change Directory, but a new PvxPlus session defaults back to the Pvxplus directory, and I have to change it back.  How to have it store my path?  v14.10.0000 

Nomads / Re: Determine previous control that had focus?
« on: September 16, 2020, 11:07:59 AM »
You can make that button a 'signal only' button so the focus doesn't change.  And you can check MSE - position 25,2 contains the object that lost focus.


That did it, thanks!

Nomads / Determine previous control that had focus?
« on: September 16, 2020, 10:22:01 AM »
I looked and can find how to know the previous control that had focus? 

Have an exit button that will ask "Abort?" and if No will return to the last multi_line or control, but now the exit button has focus.

Programming / Re: Open file explorer to specific directory?
« on: July 22, 2020, 08:34:12 PM »
Works!  I was trying everything but never but the "." at the end!  thanks!

Try using system_help with the folder you want to open +"\.":
For example, this should open the current working directory of the pxplus server or windx session:
system_help lwd+"\."

Programming / Open file explorer to specific directory?
« on: July 22, 2020, 06:05:20 PM »
How to programmatically open file explorer to a specified directory?  Not asking to chose a file or directory like   GET_FILE_BOX does but to have explorer just open.  SYSTEM_HELP EXPLORER.EXE opens explorer but I don't see how to indicate a path directory to open to.


Nomads / Re: *WINGRP;CLEAR
« on: July 22, 2020, 10:29:00 AM »
We must have, thanks.   

I suspect you have a customized *wingrp on your V5 system since there is no CLEAR entry point in *Wingrp on version 5.

ProvideX (Ver:5.14/MS-WINDOWS) Serial Number:0514-001-xxxxxxx
(c) Copyright 1987-2003 Best Software Canada Ltd. (All rights reserved)
  Website: http://www.pvx.com
->load "*wingrp
->password "password
 List Labels
0030 ENABLE:
0110 HIDE:
0170 SHOW:
0230 LOCK:
0280 UNLOCK:
0510 HIDE_ALL:
0520 SHOW_ALL:
0550 DO_ALL:
1010 GET_CTLS:
1110 BAD_GRP:

We also checked version 4.23 and version 6

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