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by Harrison Pratt
13 Apr 2020 21:53
Forum: Visual Prolog
Topic: Help! trying to figure out what I am doing wrong
Replies: 7
Views: 1507

Re: Help! trying to figure out what I am doing wrong

Try this instead:

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        S2 = stdio::readLine()  % <== missing parentheses,
Easy mistake to make ... I've done it hundreds of times with my tired old eyes.
by Harrison Pratt
13 Apr 2020 12:19
Forum: Visual Prolog
Topic: VIP 904 freezes system
Replies: 5
Views: 1637

Re: VIP 904 freezes system

I just noticed this morning that there was a Microsoft Last failed install attempt of a Windows "Quality Update" the same day I was having this problem.
by Harrison Pratt
12 Apr 2020 16:38
Forum: Visual Prolog
Topic: VIP 904 freezes system
Replies: 5
Views: 1637

Re: VIP 904 freezes system

Good advice. The only time I ever do that is to restart Cortana when the Windows Explorer search function stops working.
by Harrison Pratt
11 Apr 2020 20:40
Forum: Visual Prolog
Topic: VIP 904 freezes system
Replies: 5
Views: 1637

Re: VIP 904 freezes system

In Task Manager I noticed multiple instances of Cortana in suspended state so I ended the tasks and let Cortana restart. 904 behaves more smoothly now but I don't know if doing that is cure or coincidence.
by Harrison Pratt
11 Apr 2020 16:37
Forum: Visual Prolog
Topic: Installation/Uninstallation
Replies: 2
Views: 1335

Re: Installation/Uninstallation

Oops -- posted in wrong topic. Deleted this post and reposted under VIP 904 Freezes System
by Harrison Pratt
10 Apr 2020 20:16
Forum: Visual Prolog
Topic: VIP 802 Find in Files stopped working
Replies: 2
Views: 1434

VIP 802 Find in Files stopped working

The Find in Files function stopped working a few days ago, both using Ctrl-Shift-F and the menu Edit > Find in Files . I completely uninstalled and reinstalled VIP 802, but no joy. The same function worked normally in VIP 904 (before I uninstalled it). The 802 problem started before installing 903. ...
by Harrison Pratt
10 Apr 2020 17:09
Forum: Visual Prolog
Topic: Installation/Uninstallation
Replies: 2
Views: 1335

Installation/Uninstallation

Does the 9x installer overwrite an existing installation or add another one? I decided to uninstall 904 and start over and was surprised to find that IOBit Uninstaller found 3 different installations of 9x ... Yikes! Uninstalled all 3 instances of 9x, and 8x; reinstalled 8x and 904. Behaves the same...
by Harrison Pratt
10 Apr 2020 15:16
Forum: Visual Prolog
Topic: VIP 904 freezes system
Replies: 5
Views: 1637

VIP 904 freezes system

Several scenarios freeze the IDE & system (1) Run Optimal Set of Include Directives on several different packages, or (2) Open an existing project from the current project Symptoms: The IDE becomes pale in appearance, an hour glass cursor appears only over the IDE, cannot access Task Manager from th...
by Harrison Pratt
9 Apr 2020 15:29
Forum: Visual Prolog
Topic: VIP 8 & 9 differences - move Class/interface for dialog
Replies: 0
Views: 1816

VIP 8 & 9 differences - move Class/interface for dialog

With VIP 8x one could right-click on a dialog's class in the project tree and use the context menu to move the .cl, .pro, .dlg files to a new package. The .i file for the dialog could be moved similarly in a separate similar operation. Win VIP 9x the Move Class/Interface context menu moves the .cl, ...
by Harrison Pratt
8 Apr 2020 14:04
Forum: Visual Prolog
Topic: Migrating a project to VIP 9x from VIP 8x
Replies: 1
Views: 1413

Migrating a project to VIP 9x from VIP 8x

Here is a strategy that I used to migrate a project with my personal library packages from 8x to 9x: Copy your 8x project to new working directory Open the copied project <myProject>.vipprj with VIP 9x. You can do this with right-click from Windows Explorer after you copy the project. Do not build t...
by Harrison Pratt
7 Apr 2020 18:49
Forum: Visual Prolog
Topic: Are there any issues with 903 CE?
Replies: 5
Views: 1599

Re: Are there any issues with 903 CE?

Today I started migrating a project with several forms with menus in several of my 8x library packages and it's a bit more of a headache than I'd anticipated. I would suggest holding off on converting projects with many resource items (bitmaps, menus, etc.) because the conversion isn't straight forw...
by Harrison Pratt
6 Apr 2020 17:53
Forum: Visual Prolog
Topic: IDE Suggestion
Replies: 0
Views: 1829

IDE Suggestion

VIP 7 & 8 had different task bar icons, so it was easy to tell them apart when using both versions at the same time. VIP 8 & 9 have the same icon -- could, perhaps, VIP 9 could have a different color on Saturn's rings? Maybe a different icon for the 32 and 64 bit IDE, too. This is probably the LEAST...
by Harrison Pratt
6 Apr 2020 14:30
Forum: Visual Prolog
Topic: Are there any issues with 903 CE?
Replies: 5
Views: 1599

Re: Are there any issues with 903 CE?

Aside from the issues I noted recently, I like 903 CE. It seems to compile faster and cleans up extraneous "open" statements. In general, conversion of 8x to 903 projects has been painless -- as Thomas suggested, just keep rebuilding until the IDE compiles smoothly.

Go forward with confidence!
by Harrison Pratt
5 Apr 2020 13:46
Forum: Visual Prolog
Topic: VIP 8 & 9 differences - bitmap creation and resource identifier
Replies: 1
Views: 1380

VIP 8 & 9 differences - bitmap creation and resource identifier

Scenario: Create a bitmap named "myTestBitmap" Vip8 opens a dialog allowing one to specify the size and color depth and then creates a resource identifier idb_mytestbitmap . The default bitmap size is 32x32, but other sizes can be created, such as the 20x19 standard toolbar bitmaps. Vip9 the attribu...
by Harrison Pratt
4 Apr 2020 16:18
Forum: Visual Prolog
Topic: VIP 9.03 Optimal Includes Exception
Replies: 1
Views: 1364

VIP 9.03 Optimal Includes Exception

VIP 903 raises an exception when running Optimal Set of Include Directives (OSID) , even on an empty package. VPI 8x optimizes the original copy of the same project without complaint. This happens on some projects, including virgin GUI or CONSOLE projects as generated by the IDE, but strangely not o...