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Posted: 27th Sep 2011 17:53 Edited at: 27th Sep 2011 17:54
09/27/2011- Version 1.21Alpha)
Bug fix for update all references

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Posted: 29th Sep 2011 02:17
Hi, love the latest version of your IDE. Just have a question about the debugging function in one of your templates.

How can I prioritise the consol as it appears to be hidden behind the main full screen window ?

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Posted: 29th Sep 2011 04:59
DemonHill,

Great to hear this version is working well. Did you notice if it was faster with your large project file.
To keep the console on top of all other windows. Look in the function “StartVariableWatcher” there is a command “set console on top TRUE”. We have a Constant TRUE =1 declared in the Constants.dba file. If you do not have the Constant declared it would equal zero. Optionally you can just replace TRUE with 1.

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Posted: 29th Sep 2011 17:09
Hi, yes much much faster, just waiting / wishing for the "to do list" keep up the great work, this is far far the best IDE I have used in a long time.... thx

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Posted: 30th Sep 2011 02:16 Edited at: 30th Sep 2011 02:18
First of all, I like your work.

I have some experiences, want to share with you. When I start the program, it starts with an error message. (screenshot linked, image is big)

http://forum.thegamecreators.com/xt/xt_apollo_pic.php?i=2264841

(It would be an advanced sprites command.)

No place like 127.0.0.1 .

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Posted: 30th Sep 2011 05:54
miso,

Thank you for reporting this bug. This bug has been very difficult to track down. Your error report has enabled us to duplicate and solve the problem. We will have a new version released tomorrow with the fix.

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Posted: 30th Sep 2011 06:00 Edited at: 30th Sep 2011 06:03
Stab in the Dark software,

I am very impressed. Some features that I want to add to Indigo you already have. Very nice.

Something that I've come across is a "media not found" error for some strings. And the truncation of the titles of some of the tabs seems to be off.



I don't think I can say enough about how impressed and actually excited I am about the progress you've made and the quality of the product your producing. (though that may seem strange coming from a rival IDE developer )

Keep up the fantastic work.

All the best,

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Posted: 1st Oct 2011 07:27
10/1/2011 – Version 1.30 (Alpha)

Fixed keyword dictionary bug . Reported by Miso, Thanks
Fixed media indicator bug. Reported by Balid, Thanks
Fixed Dockable windows text bug. Reported by Balid, Thanks
Fixed Dockable windows icons bug for different screen resolutions.
Fixed several parser bugs.


Balid

We fixed these bugs just for you. There is no higher compliment, than the one that comes from your competition.
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Posted: 1st Oct 2011 09:56 Edited at: 1st Oct 2011 10:35
Thank you, downloading now.

Edit: I sent an email with a new report, attached the code. I hope it will help you to improve SITDE.

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Posted: 1st Oct 2011 19:13 Edited at: 1st Oct 2011 19:15
10/1/2011 – Version 1.31 (Alpha)
Fixed bug to handle known issue in DBPro with colons following the declaration of a member variable in a UDT. Reported by Miso

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We received your email. Thank you for reporting the bug. We have tested your project with this version and have had no problems. Lets us know how it works for you.

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Posted: 1st Oct 2011 19:30 Edited at: 1st Oct 2011 20:03
Well, that was it, 1.30 to 1.31 fixed it Thank you.

Edit: I think now I'm ready for a new adventure, so changed my IDE to SITDE. I will tell you if I find anything. I tried with my bigger codes, and yet I didnt found anything wierd.

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Posted: 4th Oct 2011 05:43 Edited at: 5th Oct 2011 02:04
10/3/2011 – Version 1.40 (Alpha)
Updated parsing of Quotes.
Several Parser bugs fixed.


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Posted: 5th Oct 2011 18:46 Edited at: 5th Oct 2011 19:25
I'm going to take a stab and try this editor out.


Would it be possible for you to add a feature to allow users to change the background color of the editor? If it's already there and I don't see it, please let me know.

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Posted: 6th Oct 2011 04:04
10/5/2011 – Version 1.42 (Alpha)
Fixed two parsing bugs.

Indicators Added
1.When parsing quotation marks, invalid directories detected for all files.
2.When parsing quotation marks, media files that are not included in project.
3.When parsing functions the name is checked against global and local keywords

zenassem
Are you referring to the background color of the text editor?

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Posted: 6th Oct 2011 13:36 Edited at: 6th Oct 2011 13:47
Quote: "zenassem
Are you referring to the background color of the text editor?"


Precisely.

I know there are probably more important items to work on, but I generally change the background of the text editor if I can. I find the white background particulary, can be harsh on my eyes and/or quite boring during long coding sessions. Some would say the same for the color schemes I use. I've included ref images of VIM color schemes that are similar to what I prefer.

I'd also like to suggest that in the future you provide a few more preset color schemes, and include some that use a single font.

btwm, So far I am impressed and enjoying the IDE.





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Posted: 8th Oct 2011 08:50
10/8/2011 – Version 1.50 (Alpha)

New Features
1. Solution explorer has a dependences folder to show what Third party dll’s your project is dependent upon.

2. Added ability to change the color of the page background, keyword highlight, and code block highlight. Located in the Tools>>Options>>Text Fonts & Colors (Requested by Zenassem)

3. Added Project Task Window with two choices.
(Project Tasks) = displays project TODO list
(Comments) = Displays any remarks in source files that begin with //TODO:

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Posted: 8th Oct 2011 10:59 Edited at: 8th Oct 2011 11:02
@SITDS, Thanks for the change.

I get an Unhandled exception error in v1.50 if after opening a project I scroll to the end of the source file.
"Index was outside the bounds of the array"

The error happens repeatedly any time i click the first "new" line after the last current line of the source.


Here is a copy of the details
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Posted: 9th Oct 2011 22:47 Edited at: 10th Oct 2011 20:54
10/9/2011 – Version 1.55 (Alpha)

Fixed bug when clicking at bottom of source file. Reported by zenassem
Updated and fixed bug in Project task window.

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Posted: 10th Oct 2011 19:30
Hi SITDS,
I still get the failed to launch error,due to being unable to load AlphaExp.dll.I get this error with all versions from 1.20alpha and up.
I did get one of the earlier versions to work but deleted it before i tried one of the updates.I have Win7 32 bit with .net4 installed.Hope you can help because i really liked the earlier version and looked forward to the later updates.
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Posted: 10th Oct 2011 20:54 Edited at: 10th Oct 2011 20:55
Paul5147,

Are you receiving the following error message?

"Failed to Launch IDE. The following file is missing "AlphaExp.dll"."

If you are receiving the above error message the executable was not able to locate the DLL. The Executable and accompanying files need to be in the same folder in order for the IDE to run.


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Posted: 10th Oct 2011 21:55
Yes thats the message i get with every version from 1.20 alpha to 1.55 alpha,every thing is still in the folder as it was unzipped after download,any ideas?
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Posted: 11th Oct 2011 04:47
paul5147

Try this new version 1.56
If you still get an error message could you post a screen shot of the message.
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Posted: 11th Oct 2011 07:05 Edited at: 13th Oct 2011 19:16
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Still get the same error with 1.56alpha,screen shot included

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Posted: 11th Oct 2011 21:22 Edited at: 11th Oct 2011 21:24
Paul5147,

The next step in debugging the problem which you are encountering is to check if you have the Windows libraries which the IDE is dependent upon. You can check the dependencies of the IDE using the “Dependency Walker” utility. You can download the “Dependency Walker” utility from the following website. http://dependencywalker.com/

1) Download “depends22_x86.zip” from the following website http://dependencywalker.com/
2) Unzip the “depends22_x86.zip” file.
3) Run the “depends.exe” file.
4) Click “File>>Open” and navigate to the folder “SITDE_v156_alpha” and select the “AlphaExp.dll” file.
5) Click “File>>Save” and save the “AlphaExp.dwi” file.
6) You can e-mail us the “AlphaExp.dwi” file or post it on the Forums.

Thank you for helping us to resolve this problem.

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Posted: 11th Oct 2011 21:35
SITDS
Thanks all ready had that utility form a previous problem bit of software,attatched is the saved dwi file.
It seams to be the MFC100U.DLL and MSVCR100.DLL that it cant locate because i dont have them.

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Posted: 11th Oct 2011 23:37
10/11/2011 – Version 1.57 (Alpha)

Paul5147,

Try this version and let us know if it works. We have included the necessary dlls.
Thanks again for your assistance.

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Posted: 12th Oct 2011 07:09
SITDS
That helped,it starts up and asks for the install directory,but nothing i try will complete a compile and run,it stops after a few seconds and becomes unresponsive.
I have it set as administrator and have copied its folder to my d drive so its not a conflict with windows file protection.
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Posted: 13th Oct 2011 02:03 Edited at: 13th Oct 2011 02:27
Kind of unrelated, but how do you put images within a window like you have done on your "About" pop up window... one thing I never really managed to figure out. BTW Thx for implmenting the "project to do" list.

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Posted: 13th Oct 2011 03:53 Edited at: 13th Oct 2011 03:58
10/12/2011 – Version 1.58 (Alpha)
Fixed bug with adding existing source file.
Added additional error checks in Compile and Run.
Added option to change CallTip Colors and Font.


Paul5147,
Try this version.

DemonHill
The IDE is written in Visual Studio 2010 using C#. In C# just drag a Picture Box from the toolbox on to the form and add the image in the properties window.
Does this answer your question or do you need to know how to do it in another language?

Glad you liked the Project TODO list. Do you like the feature for detecting “TODO:” in comments and setting their priority.

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Posted: 13th Oct 2011 19:18
SITDS
Now it completes compile process but wont save or run the executable,see the image below.



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Posted: 14th Oct 2011 01:21 Edited at: 14th Oct 2011 01:29
10/13/2011 – Version 1.60 (Alpha),
Fixed bug in Compile and Run when launching DBPro.exe
Fixed bug with updating dependences
Added coloring for; Line Number Margins, Folding Margins, and Code Block Summaries.

Paul5147,
Thanks for your patience and posting the screen shot. It was a typo in the directory. We were using two forward slashes when it should be two back slashes. The real bug was that it worked in the first place on all of our computers? Give this version a try it should work now.

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Posted: 14th Oct 2011 01:23 Edited at: 14th Oct 2011 01:25
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SITDS
Same problem with 1.60 alpha but the file path changed to "\application.exe" on the end in stead of "//application.exe"
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Posted: 14th Oct 2011 19:48
Paul5147,

We have not been able to duplicate this error. Can you confirm the following so we can isolate the bug?

1.Does the DBPro compiler create the exe in the project folder?
2.Did you have any other DBPro IDEs running at the same time?
3.What version of DBPro are you using?
4.When you get the error window, can you check if the DBPro compiler is still running?


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Posted: 14th Oct 2011 21:12
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1 no it does not create the exe
2 no other ide´s running
3 version 7.5
4 no the compilation has finished
All though since first trying the editor this morning it does now seem to work,some of the times,but its not on a regular basis.
The same code with only changes to the initial values assigned to variables will sometimes compile and run but not all ways.
I have even had it fail with a new blank project with nothing more than rem statements.
If no one else is reporting the same errors then i can only assume its something on my main PC,ill try it on my laptop later and see if i get the same results.
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Posted: 14th Oct 2011 23:47
10/14/2011 – Version 1.61 (Alpha)


Paul5147
Thanks for the feedback. It appears the DBPro compiler is encountering an error, but not sending a compiler error message to be picked up by the IDE. We have not been able to duplicate the error on any of our systems which are all running DBPro v7.7RC7. We have been simultaneously developing the IDE on; XP SP3, Vista, Windows 7 64 bit SP1.

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SITDS
Im on Windows 7 32 bit without SP1 due to a few clashes with some older unsigned software drivers i need for work,could that be the issue?
I have tried 1.60 alpha on my laptop with the same operating system only updated to SP1 and so far so good.
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Posted: 17th Oct 2011 02:22 Edited at: 17th Oct 2011 02:23
Our web hosting account has crashed. If you tried to visit our website and were unable to download the latest version we apologize. We are trying to get in contact with our web server, and we will post ASAP when we get it fixed.

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Our web site is back up and running, it seems the blackberry outage caused a billing error. Our website was deleted with out notice. The latest version is still 1.61.

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Posted: 21st Oct 2011 04:41 Edited at: 21st Oct 2011 19:41
We are currently designing a pre-compiler which automatically generates the DBPro code required for debugging of your DBPro application. The pre-compiler will generate a DBPro function which outputs the current value of all global variables and arrays in your project. The debugging function will handle global variables and arrays which are of a User Defined Data Type. The debugging function will also handle multi-dimensional arrays.

When running the IDE in Debug Mode the pre-compiler will insert a function call to the Debugging function on each line which has a break point. When the Debug function is called the DBPro application will pause and return to the IDE. While the DBPro application is paused the debugging output will be displayed in a debugging window within the IDE. The call-tips for global variables and arrays will also be updated and will show the current value of the variable. The user can resume execution of the DBPro application by clicking the “Compile and Run” button.
The debugger will also insert the DBPro code required to output variables which are declared locally within a function and do not have project wide scope.


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Posted: 21st Oct 2011 19:46
The Stab In The Dark Editor has now gone to Beta. See post in Program Announcements.

http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=190580&b=5

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Posted: 23rd Oct 2011 06:05 Edited at: 23rd Oct 2011 08:25
@SITDS

I somewhat understand the dev process in application like Stab in the Dark Editor. I really liked your editor on my first try. Unfortunately since then, I have been unable to use it.

It seems that every time I am forced to update,, a new problem creeps in. I'll try to be patient and report the bugs as they come,, I just hope this gets sorted out.

As for the latest bug.
(FYI this program compiles and executes fine under the default dbpro editor). the source is broken down into numerous text files that are used to read in configurations. But I'll try to my best to show you the new issues).

1. On compile I get an Error msgbox:

Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
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Now I can choose to continue and ignore the error.

2. I get the following Error

Can not convert string (Implicity Declared) to verbtype :
Line 113

line 113 is:
if cmd1$ = Verb(indexx).verb_string

cmd1$, verbtype, Verb(indexx).verb_string are declared as follows:
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So there is not a conversion. They are both strings. In dbpro you can declare a string in 2 ways.

FIRST WAY
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Now the variable needs to have "$" added to it throughout the program

SECOND WAY
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Now the variable is a string but doesn't require the "$" added to the variable name.

There should not be an issue of doing the following:
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As I said, my code compiles and runs without issue in the dafault editor. What is SITD Editor doing that it is having an issue with this?

I even tried to declare them both the same way, and I get an error can not convert string to verbtype. Also the editor locks up and I can no longer type.

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What's with the expiration? I understand that you want to keep people on the same version so that any errors reported are current. But, It prevents me from being able to use even the last version that at least worked for me!!!. It's a bit irritating.

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Posted: 23rd Oct 2011 18:49
Zenassem,

These bugs have been fixed , sorry for the inconvenience. The team member that is developing the soon to be added debugging feature added a typo.

New version posted to web site.

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Posted: 23rd Oct 2011 19:23 Edited at: 23rd Oct 2011 19:32
Thanks, Just confirmed things are working again.

When you have the chance a few other questions I have...

[Save Project As... ???]
Why is there no Save Project As? I see that I can rename in Solution Explorer... just wondering?

[Output -> Errors Vs. Errors -> Errors]
What is the difference betwee Output -> Errors and Errors -> Errors? When I compile in SITDE I am generally looking at the output tab,, and sometimes it just stops and it doesn't show any errors. Then you have to click on the Errors tab, and under that you will see the Error. Is there a reason for this separation, it just feels clumsy at times.

Also the color used to highlite the error under the Error tab, (A very bright gray) makes it nearly impossible to read what the Error is. And there doesn't seem to be a way to un-highlite it. Fortunately it brings you to the offending line, and the error msg can again be read by mousing over the error.

[Closing Tabs like Find Results, Project Task List 1]
Not sure if this is my ineptness or my computer, But I find it frustrating to close some of these tabs at times. As I am bringing the mouse to the "X" more often than not I overshoot it, and the tab loses focus minimizing it. So I have to open it again and try to click the close "X". The selctions under View are merely that selections, rather than being toggles that can easily turn on or turn off tabs. And certain tabs like Project Task List & Output aren't even listed under View... so even if they were toggle selectors it wouldn't help with those items. Perhaps even allowing the user to right click on the tab itself and have an option to close.

But I guess more important than that is why doesn't the editor allow me to choose what tabs are active during startup, or at least remember the configuration of last use. Every time I close the editor and relaunch it, I have to close a bunch of tabs/Windows that I rather not be there. Example. The Dbpro Command Help, Find In File, Find Results 1, Find Results 2, Project Task list. These are great options to have around the screen, but I shouldn't be forced to turning these things off every time I launch the editor.


Thanks

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Posted: 25th Oct 2011 04:34
Zenassem,

Thank you for your feedback. We will be addressing the bugs that you have listed in the next version.
FYI The “Output” window only displays errors that are detected by the DBPro Compiler during compilation.
The “Errors” window only displays errors that are detected by the IDE during parsing.

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Posted: 11th Nov 2011 15:45
Like how this project is progressing steadily. Will test this out and may make this my default DBP editor if it performs as well as it looks
Also wanted to post so that I get the forum update emails Keep up the good work!

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Posted: 11th Nov 2011 21:12 Edited at: 4th Mar 2012 13:52
mr_d,

This project has moved to the program announcements board,check program announcements for current progress.

http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=190580&b=5


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