09-24-2013 12:11 PM
I am endeavouring to learn more about ACTplugin design from the Durkin auto-refresh plugin which is kindly supplied with VS project files. But I have a problem that when I open the porject it in VS2010, the conversion process fails to convert some 16 items - see below.
The project converts fine but obviously will not run without these files. How can I convert this project to run under VS 2010 or add the missing files to the partially converted project ? Thanks.
10-05-2013 01:08 AM
Thanks Jim - perfect ! Now the fun part starts, working out how this application does what it does. Thanks again for your time on this. Peter
09-30-2013 04:46 PM
10-01-2013 01:47 AM
I've installed the compiled product and it illustrates exactly the functionality that I'm trying to master in ACT. But I haven't run the 2010 converted product. I thought it bound to fail without the entities which failed to convert ! I'm keen to see the forms that you used and the associated code to help me build my first test plug-in - something which simply collects some user data and then uses ACT objects to make changes to the database.
Are you saying that I should be able to do all this and see all the code etc. without converting these objects ?
I have a copy of VS 2005 somewhere and I toyed with the idea of building an Xp PC with VS2005 to open the project in the same environment as it was designed. But if I can get there with VS2010 so much the better. My objective is to understand how it works - not to simply run the end product.
Thanks for coming back on this.
10-03-2013 05:30 PM - edited 10-03-2013 05:44 PM
Attached is the AutoRefresh in Visual Studio 2012.
I do not have VS 2010 installed anywhere I can find.
10-04-2013 10:24 AM
I've opened the project in VS2012 and replaced all the ACT object references ( I'm running this with ACT 2014 ):
When these references have been replaced VS shows no errors or warning. But when I start degugging, ACT opens but I get this error message - which I don't understand !
Any suggestions on what I can do to sort this error ? Thanks.
10-04-2013 01:53 PM
Further to my last post, when the solution is built and the .dll is copied from the Act for Web plugins folder to the Act for Windows plugin folder, the plug in runs perfectly. Brilliant !
This is fine for a plugin that works, as this one does, but debug mode is necessary during development and testing. So as I see it, it is necessary to sort the error message in my previous post.
10-04-2013 02:08 PM
Open the project and go to the Properties-> Compile.
1) Go to the Properties-> Compile. Set the 'Build output path:' to your desired Act! version such as:
C:\Program Files (x86)\ACT\Act for Web\Plugins\
C:\Program Files (x86)\ACT\Act for Windows\Plugins\
2) Go to Properties-> Debug. Set "Start Extneral program" to the desired Act! version also:
ACT 2014 ( oops v16)
C:\Program Files (x86)\ACT\Act for Web\Act!.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ACT\Act for Windows\Act!.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ACT\Act for Web\ActSage.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ACT\Act for Windows\ActSage.exe
Then you should be able to fully debug.
-- Jim Durkin