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 on: November 09, 2016, 03:41:44 PM 
Started by megl - Last post by megl
I have users with XMetaL Author Essential 10 that crashes every time it is opened, whether from the Start menu or from our Repository. Using Windows 7 operating system.

I have had them try uninstall (including removal of softquad folders and registry keys) and re-install, open XMetaL with Ctrl key, Repair install, change the xmetal.ini file user_setting_mode=default. Nothing seems to keep XMetaL from crashing.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.


 52 
 on: October 25, 2016, 06:50:31 AM 
Started by ChrisTMH - Last post by ChrisTMH
There isn't anything included with the standard XMetaL Developer tools, and the XFT file format is binary so I don't think any 3rd party tools will be able to extract anything meaningful from them.

I'm attaching a modified version of the xflayout.exe that includes a view that displays all code from all events on all objects as a single listing.

This was built for internal use only, it is buggy, and we don't plan on releasing anything like this officially at the moment, so do not use this version for creating or editing XFT. You can use it for copying existing code to some other tool. There is no Ctrl+A, so you need to drag to select all the code but this is still far easier than using xflayout.exe if you have multiple objects or events.

1) Copy the EXE to your machine.
2) Launch the EXE and acknowledge Windows security warnings, if any.
3) Use this version of the tool to open an XFT as you would with the standard xflayout.exe tool.
4) Click the "View Script" button, or select View > Script Editor, or press Ctrl+T.
5) At the top of this version of the Script Editor there are 4 grey buttons. Use the 4th one to view all the code.

Great, thanks again Derek. You've saved us some RSI pain.

 53 
 on: October 21, 2016, 05:08:56 PM 
Started by ChrisTMH - Last post by Derek Read
There isn't anything included with the standard XMetaL Developer tools, and the XFT file format is binary so I don't think any 3rd party tools will be able to extract anything meaningful from them.

I'm attaching a modified version of the xflayout.exe that includes a view that displays all code from all events on all objects as a single listing.

This was built for internal use only, it is buggy, and we don't plan on releasing anything like this officially at the moment, so do not use this version for creating or editing XFT. You can use it for copying existing code to some other tool. There is no Ctrl+A, so you need to drag to select all the code but this is still far easier than using xflayout.exe if you have multiple objects or events.

1) Copy the EXE to your machine.
2) Launch the EXE and acknowledge Windows security warnings, if any.
3) Use this version of the tool to open an XFT as you would with the standard xflayout.exe tool.
4) Click the "View Script" button, or select View > Script Editor, or press Ctrl+T.
5) At the top of this version of the Script Editor there are 4 grey buttons. Use the 4th one to view all the code.

 54 
 on: October 21, 2016, 05:13:54 AM 
Started by ChrisTMH - Last post by ChrisTMH
Hello,

We have a lot of forms and we would like to dump all source code, so that a code review can take place.

Up to now we have gone into each XFT, gone through each object and copied and pasted the source code by hand, but this takes a lot of time.

Is there a quicker way to do this?

Cheers

 55 
 on: October 14, 2016, 12:41:09 PM 
Started by luskds - Last post by Derek Read
I can't answer your question directly, but you are correct: version 10 was never tested on Windows 10 (it was not available at the time of release). Version 11 was the first version to be tested on Windows 10.

If you must stick with version 10 (this is usually because some 3rd party software requires a specific version of XMetaL) you might try running it using Windows "compatibility mode" and set that to Windows 7 or 8.

 56 
 on: October 13, 2016, 05:18:48 AM 
Started by luskds - Last post by luskds
We are running both the Enterprise and Essentials versions of XMetal on Windows7 mostly, but are transitioning new computers to Windows10.  I see that Windows10 is not included in the system requirements in the install-readme.  We are seeing some cases where XMetal crashes approximately 9/10 times.  Are there known issues with XMetal 10 and Windows 10?

We have tried all the troubleshooting we have done in the past (we're run XMetal for many years) like Java settings, reinstalling Java, unchecking the "Restore last open documents", setting the "Recently use file list" to 0, browser security and preferences, and reinstalling XMetal.

Regards,
Dan

 57 
 on: October 12, 2016, 01:10:50 PM 
Started by SuperW23 - Last post by Derek Read
If you want to be able to undo any replacements made on files found using the Find in Files feature then each file must be opened. The number of files that can have such replacements made is limited to 20, essentially to limit any performance issues (each file is opened, including all associated files, DTD or XSD, CSS, CTM, macros, etc -- the full customization for authoring that file), and on that particular file undo is unlimited.

But, yes, if you want to make modifications to more than 20 files just make sure that checkbox is unchecked. A different process is used to make the changes in this case and the number of files that can be modified is not limited.

And yes, the Find in Files feature only works on files stored on your local file system. So, if you are working with a CMS then you need to check out any files you wish to search within.

For anyone else wondering what we're discussing:
The Find in Files feature allows you to replace content found in files. The option being discussed here (the checkbox labeled "Open files") is accessed by pressing the "Set replacement options" button shown at the top of the the Results panel on either the "Find 1" or "Find 2" tab (you can perform two different searches and display the results for each one on a different tab).

Note that being able to undo the replacement (or at least confirm that what has been changed was correct) isn't the only reason you might want to open files but it is the most obvious one.

 58 
 on: October 12, 2016, 08:48:03 AM 
Started by SuperW23 - Last post by SuperW23
Hi,

I am using XMetaL Author 10 with SDL. I have a question about replacing content in more than 20 files at a time. I noticed the option Open files (allows undo; limites batch up to 20).
Would I be able to replace content in more than 20 files at a time if I:
  • Do not select the Open files (allows undo; limites batch up to 20) option
And
  • I check out all of the files for my book out of SDL, which is the content repository we are using?
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

 59 
 on: October 11, 2016, 09:59:58 AM 
Started by lefrac01 - Last post by jrob61
Dear lefrac01,
we are experiencing the same issue using XMAX 10 within vb.net forms. Wondering if you found a work-around solution?

 60 
 on: October 03, 2016, 03:22:20 PM 
Started by rinskevdbijl - Last post by Derek Read
For #1 I meant that the installation itself (not the "installer") might be broken. That would mean the installer finished but something either failed to install properly, something stopped it or interfered with the installation (changing files after they have been written), or something modified one or more files in the installation after the installation completed. That might include hard drive failure, temporary Windows file writing glitches, virus, etc.

If the installer itself was broken it would not run and Windows would display a message similar to "not a valid Win32 application". Our installers are signed and Windows also checks that signature to make sure the installer is OK.

Please contact XMetaL Support.

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