Change version ICON from one version to another

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Post by NewsgroupServer » 21 Sep 2007, 17:13

 Posted by:  Enrique Martinenco 

The problem is:

I work with 2 versions of TD 4.1 and 4.2

In Windows when I need to open an apl or app I use for this the Windows
option "Open With " when I right click over the file in Explorer.

Since the Icons are identical for both versions, I made mistakes some times
open the files with the wrong version. Its anyonig.

The wish is that Unify change the icons that are show, made it unique for
each version (my be by change some colors.)

Thanks

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Post by NewsgroupServer » 21 Sep 2007, 21:12

 Posted by:  Dave Rabelink 

I could be wrong, but the icon is assigned to a file extension.
So .apt files have just one icon, independant what the contents of the
file is.

So it is a Windows limitation, Unify can not change that.

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Post by NewsgroupServer » 21 Sep 2007, 21:59

 Posted by:  Christian Schubert 

Hmm,

this could be done without the help of GUPTA, just by renaming all .APT file
to something like .APT42 and create a new file type ("open with") associated
with the correct version of TD. I wouldn't do that, though :-)

Christian Schubert

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Post by NewsgroupServer » 22 Sep 2007, 00:25

 Posted by:  Jeff Luther 

I think maybe you guys missed the "Open With" part of Enrique's msg. Here's
what I think he means:
- use File Explorer
- right click on an APP/APT/APL file
- in the pop-up menu, click on the menu item "Open With"
- now you are presented with all the diff. apps. that could open this file.
- Assuming you have > 1 version of TD installed, what you'll also see are
multiple "SQLWindow" and/or "Centura Builder" items with no version shown,
unfortunately.

I run into this as well all the time and it's confusing! I thought I'd fool
TD and CTD and go into the exe file with my HexEdit editor and change the
name that appears, and it worked for awhile. But guess what: TD changed it
back again.

I VOTE WITH ENRIQUE - provide a name that has the TD version in it.

- Jeff

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Post by NewsgroupServer » 22 Sep 2007, 08:31

 Posted by:  Dave Rabelink 

Ah, yes, now I understand...

I have 3.1 and 4.2 installed, so in my case I see two different icons
in front of the name.

So, yes the wish would be nice and I put my hand up now !

Dave


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Post by NewsgroupServer » 24 Sep 2007, 10:13

 Posted by:  Thomas Lauzi 

You can use the Outline Loader (source and .exe you´ll find in the NG),
then you have no problems with different versions.

Regards,
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Post by NewsgroupServer » 25 Sep 2007, 02:56

 Posted by:  Enrique Martinenco 

Hi All.
Jeff has complete undertanding the problem.

I ' think that is a vey easy job fot Unify to change this. I hope to see
this feature in the "late summer" TD 5.1

I not need an Outline loader, only need see the version in the name that
Windows display.

BTY my english y no so good, I'm a spanish speaker.

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Post by NewsgroupServer » 25 Sep 2007, 19:52

 Posted by:  Dave Rabelink 

The TD 5.1 beta still uses the same appname, but it can still
be implemented in the official version.

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Post by NewsgroupServer » 09 Oct 2007, 21:42

 Posted by:  Dave Rabelink 

So Unify has granted this wish.

Open With shows now "SQLWindows 5.1"

Dave

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