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  • Trace window not showing user tab

    The title says it all

    When the trace window is viewed only View events tab is shown

    trace.WriteLn("test") or trace.WriteLn("test","User") will not appear in the trace window

    V11 works OK - What am i missing in V12

    trace.clear() causes an error on start up when a script is summoned by autoexec

  • #2
    Re: Trace window not showing user tab

    It looks like the behavior of the trace window has changed a bit.

    Using Build 2689_4440, the User tab does not appear until you actually write something to it. And then the User tab is in 3rd tab position, not first.

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    • #3
      Re: Trace window not showing user tab

      I've tried that with
      trace.WriteLn("test") and trace.WriteLn("test","User")
      but the user tab still doesn't show whether the trace window is open when the code is run or it is oppened after the code was run

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      • #4
        Re: Trace window not showing user tab

        what build of Alpha Anywhere are you running?

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        • #5
          Re: Trace window not showing user tab

          Version 12.3 Build 2689
          Build 4440

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          • #6
            Re: Trace window not showing user tab

            Of interest the close trace button in the trace window doesn't work every time either

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            • #7
              Re: Trace window not showing user tab

              very strange.

              Alan, try this sequence.

              Start AA, open a desktop workspace, go to the control panel. Choose Interactive Window. then type

              trace.writeln(" this is my test message ")

              and press ENTER key.

              then open the trace window by choosing View menu, and then trace window.

              For me, I see the user tab in position 3, and if I choose it I see the text I entered.

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              • #8
                Re: Trace window not showing user tab

                It has now appeared in position 2
                Tab1 hook errors
                Tab 2 User
                Tab 3 c:\dlgstack.log
                Tab 4 View event

                I had tried it with other databases after the initial post and all but User had appeared
                Lets hope user stays there
                Any ideas why trace.clear() would cause an error on startup - it is a script called from the autoexec script?
                Of course it may not do that now - i will try it

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                • #9
                  Re: Trace window not showing user tab

                  If trace.clear() is left in the script it still causes an error
                  User tab is still in trace window

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                  • #10
                    Re: Trace window not showing user tab

                    Any ideas why trace.clear() would cause an error on startup - it is a script called from the autoexec script?
                    Possibly the autoexec script is trying to write to the trace window object before it's ready. I've never used the autoexec script to clear the trace window. Prefer instead to clear it immediately prior to use, long after the complete development / runtime environment is loaded.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Trace window not showing user tab

                      One way to test would be to wrap the trace.clear() in the autoexec.

                      if is_object("trace_window")
                      trace.clear()
                      end if
                      There can be only one.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Trace window not showing user tab

                        The script running at the moment accesses the internet to either download information or amend information and loops every minute- it reports what action has been taken to the trace window using trace.writeln() so i can see what it is doing - it works perfectly on a machine with runtime PLUS version 3381-4096 but not on the development machine running AA - no text is appearing in the trace window even though the user tab is there - the script is running

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                        • #13
                          Re: Trace window not showing user tab

                          Sorry i have misled you all
                          The command
                          script_play("update globals")
                          is on the Oninit event on the form that is loaded when the database opens

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                          • #14
                            Re: Trace window not showing user tab

                            I can investigate the SQL databases on the web site and see the script is running BUT it is not writing to the trace window in AA Build 2689_4440

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                            • #15
                              Re: Trace window not showing user tab

                              Since it works in V11 and not V12 it may be time to submit a bug report.
                              There can be only one.

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