File Dialog - plugin (Freeware)

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File Dialog - plugin (Freeware)

Postby casic » Fri Jan 13, 2006 1:29 pm

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With this plug-in you can use common dialogs (Open File Dialog, Save File Dialog and Path Selector) with InstallAWARE. Features:

    • Simple to customize: you can define dialog title, default file and file filter
    • Variables can be used by all display settings ($TITLE$, $TARGETDIR$, ...)
    • Information of a selected file are automatically splitted and can be set to variables:
      • Path+Filename
      • Path
      • Filename
      • File extension (is always lowercase!)
You can download mdPLUGINS for InstallAWARE here...

For more information please visit the official product site:

English: mdPLUGINS for InstallAWARE
German: mdPLUGINS for InstallAWARE

If you have any suggestions or comments please post to this thread so I get notified :-) or use the forum at CASIC.de (English/German).

Cu

Markus
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Markus Diettrich
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bug in File - Dialog plugin

Postby jps » Wed Apr 30, 2008 6:43 pm

There is a bug in "Open file" dialog.
- create a project or pick any IA sample projects (I picked the "creating websites" sample)
- add a messagebox showing a multiple-line message
- add a drop-down list with multiple items
- compile & run
everything is perfect so far.

Then
- add "File dialog" plug-in cmd at the beginning, select "Open file" in the "File dialog".
- compile & run
the multiple-line message is showed in one line,
and the items in drop-down list are showed in one line.

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Postby casic » Thu May 01, 2008 9:10 am

Hi,

please check out the latest pre-release version:

mdPLUGINS for InstallAWARE Version 1.2.2 (Pre-Release)

There was a bug in handling InstallAware variables which should be fixed in this version. Please excuse the unfinished documentation of the new plug-ins which are included in this setup - I hope, I will find time the next weeks to finish the documentation and to publish the final release of the new mdPLUGINS version.

Thank you very much for your feedback,

Best regards,

Markus
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Postby jps » Thu May 01, 2008 11:29 am

Hi casic,

I downloaded & installed 1.2.2. the bug is not fixed yet.
BTW, somehow the ver of File Dialog EXE-PlugIn.dll after installation is 1.03 instead of 1.2.2. am I using the lastest?

Thx

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Postby casic » Thu May 01, 2008 11:52 am

Hi,

version 1.0.3 of the File Dialog plug-in is the latest - the version of the setup is different because it covers all plug-ins.

Please send me you script (.mia file) to info[at]casic.de, so I can investigate the problem.

Thank you,

Markus
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Postby jps » Thu May 01, 2008 12:01 pm

Hi casic,

I attached my zipped project, in fact it's a sample along with IA7.
run it on a machine with multiple websites (like win 2k3), watch the website drop-down list & the messagebox.

File Attached:

IIS.zip

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Postby casic » Thu May 01, 2008 12:41 pm

Hi,

I checked your setup on Vista 64-Bit and Windows 2003 Server but I coudn't reproduce the problem: the messagebox displays two lines and the web site combobox also displays all found web sites correctly. I think, the problem doesn't depend on mdPLUGINS. Did you test your setup on other machines?

cu

Markus
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Postby jps » Thu May 01, 2008 1:36 pm

that's weired. It happens on all of my machines, no matter win2k3, xp or Vista.

BTW, I'm using IA7 R2. I attached my exe.

File Attached:

IIS.exe

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Postby casic » Thu May 01, 2008 3:40 pm

Hi,

I can confirm the problem: the text in the message box is in one line! I'm using version 7.5 (Build guengoeren_sp2.012808) too but if I build the setup, this problem doesn't occur. Very strange! Do you have an another computer where you could install InstallAware? Maybe it's a problem with the machine. I attached my build which works proper.

cu

Markus

File Attached:

IIS.exe
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Postby jps » Thu May 01, 2008 3:52 pm

I ran your exe on my machine, it didn't occur.

However, I ever built that IA project on 2 xp machines, both had that problem.
I have to forward this issue to IA support again.
in fact, I did contact them before I came to you, they didn't think it was their problem, and recommended me to contact you.

Thx.

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Postby jps » Thu May 01, 2008 4:53 pm

BTW, if I'm right, IA 7 R2 is newer than 7.5, could you try IA7 r2,pls?

Thx

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Re: File Dialog - plugin (Freeware)

Postby jeffbe » Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:57 am

I can't for the life of me get this to work.
The dialog will open when I click the test button, but even debugging the project it just jumps through the "Show Open File Dialog" without opening one.

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Re: File Dialog - plugin (Freeware)

Postby casic » Sun Jan 17, 2016 5:06 pm

Thank you very much for reporting this problem. We could reproduce the behavior and we already working on a solution.

Cu

Markus
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Re: File Dialog - plugin (Freeware)

Postby casic » Tue Jan 19, 2016 6:15 pm

We have released the new version 2.0.6 of mdPLUGINS for InstallAware which resolves the problem.

Best regards,

Markus
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Re: File Dialog - plugin (Freeware)

Postby mikKummerfeld » Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:31 am

Can you provide a possibility to keep the values by clicking cancel in the select folder dialog?

1. $TARGETDIR$ before => D:\test
2. Open folder selection dialog
3. Click Cancel
4. $TARGETDIR$ empty
Kind regards

Heiko Kummerfeld
MIK GmbH

Setup developer for .NET BI Software (12 products)
Head of quality assurance
technical consultant


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