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  • Getting existing email settings using xbasic

    The title says it all. Is it possible to get the users existing email settings?

  • #2
    Re: Getting existing email settings using xbasic


    if there is a chance that more than one profile is set up

    There can be only one.


    • #3
      Re: Getting existing email settings using xbasic

      Thanks Stan. I am familiar with these. In continuing my quest, I discovered a disturbing situation.

      When building a new EXE, I copy my existing directory, modify the new copy to remove my data and go into the email setup to remove my profiles. I also change the Default profile to clear my data and leave it dis-functional so that, during the user install, they are forced to enter the information that is appropriate for their email setup. Now, the problem...

      After 'clearing' my email profiles in the copy, the profiles in the original also clear! It is apparent that A5 writes these changes somewhere that is not unique to the application that is running. I need to find a way to prevent this, or at least restore the current data.

      Another twist on this is that the old profiles show up on a machine that had a prior version installed. This info, wherever it is, is not deleted when the old application is removed using the Windows program remove function. This poses a real problem.

      Any thoughts?



      • #4
        Re: Getting existing email settings using xbasic

        It is apparent that A5 writes these changes somewhere that is not unique to the application that is running.
        Correct, they are unique to the Alpha version install.

        or at least restore the current data
        email_profile_load() puts the settings in a pointer variable, FILE.FROM_PROPERTY() saves the pointer, FILE.TO_PROPERTY() gets it back, EMAIL_PROFILE_SAVE() restores it.
        There can be only one.


        • #5
          Re: Getting existing email settings using xbasic

          You may look in your registry

          alpha anywhere 12.0
          also look at:
          Profile1 or similar

          and path = [PathAlias.ADB_Path]\emails which you will see

          I have no idea if this is all of it, but maybe a place to start
          Dave Mason
          [email protected]
          Skype is dave.mason46


          • #6
            Re: Getting existing email settings using xbasic

            Thanks guys!

            Working on it. I'll see if I can make it work and find a succinct way to share my results.



            • #7
              Re: Getting existing email settings using xbasic

              Here is the code I ending up with. I hope it helps others.

              'This is run AFTER the installation on the users' machine as a final installation step.
              'At that point, all my own email profiles exist on the users' machine. This is not
              'appropriate so with this routine, I remove all these profiles except Default and
              'make Default dis-functional to force the user to set it up for their own needs.

              'Copy existing Blank profile to Profiles.txt

              Dim default as P
              Dim filename as C
              Dim found as L

              found = .f.
              filename = a5.get_path()+"\"+"profiles.txt"

              'Remove existing profiles.txt and create a new one

              found = file.exists(filename)
              if found = .t.
              end if


              'Put the data into a temporary text file (profiles.txt)


              'Put Profiles.txt into the Default Profile


              'Remove the inappropriately loaded email profiles
              'from the users machine.


              'Following this action, I open the Email Setup screen. I provide a
              'PDF file that lists the information items needed to properly
              'setup the Email and advice the user to obtain this information
              'from their ISP. I then send myself an email from their system
              'which provides me with their date and time of installation and
              'their email.
              'The code follows...
              'The places where you need to put your own information are noted in CAPS

              Dim Result as C
              Dim msg as C
              Dim male as C
              Dim name as C
              Dim dt as T
              Dim cdt as C
              Dim product as C
              Dim version as C
              Dim Tbl1 as P

              if state.value = ""
              msgbox("","Please enter the information.")
              goto donotrun
              end if

              Result = ui_msg_Box("Ready?","Do you have the information called for on page 2 of the read me first document?",UI_YES_NO)
              if Result = "7"
              Result = ui_msg_box("","Would you like to use the system without email functions?",UI_YES_NO)
              if Result <> "7"'YES
              msgbox("NOTE","You will need to let me know you downloaded this copy"+crlf()+"to enable support and updates.")
              goto carryon
              msgbox("OK","Click this button again when you are ready.")
              goto donotrun
              end if
              end if

              Result = ui_msg_box("","Do you have an email address?",UI_YES_NO)
              if Result = "7"'NO
              msgbox("NOTE","There are many free email services available"+crlf()\
              +"BHS uses email for several functions so you may want to"+crlf()\
              +"consider getting an email service. You can run it without email if you choose.")

              Result = ui_msg_box("","Continue without email?",UI_YES_NO)
              if Result = "7"'NO
              msgbox("","Please click OK after obtaining an email address.")
              goto donotrun
              msgbox("NOTE","You will need to let me know you downloaded this copy"+crlf()+"to enable support and updates.")
              goto carryon
              end if
              end if

              if Result <> "7"'YES
              msgbox("","Please enter your email address.")
              goto donotrun
              end if
              end if

              if email0.value <> ""
              Result = ui_msg_box("Next Step","You now need to set up the Alpha5 internal email"+crlf()\
              +"client. At this point you should have printed page two"+crlf()\
              +"of your Read Me First document and filled in the blanks."+crlf()\
              +"Are you ready to proceed?",UI_YES_NO)
              if Result = "7"'NO
              msgbox("","Please start again when you are ready.")
              goto donotrun
              end if
              if Result <> "7"'OK to go.
              'Allows the user to set e-mail settings for built-in Alpha Five e-mail client.
              Result = ui_msg_box("Good To Go?","Did you run the email test settings with good results?",UI_YES_NO)
              if Result = "7"'NO
              Result = ui_msg_box("","Would you like to go back to the email setup?",UI_YES_NO)
              if Result <> "7"'YES
              goto rerun
              msgbox("NOTE","You will need to let me know you downloaded this copy"+crlf()+"to enable support and updates.")
              goto carryon
              end if
              end if

              'Save record in current form.

              if Result <> "7"'Send me an email
              product = "YOUR PRODUCT NAME"
              Tbl1 ="License",FILE_RW_SHARED)
              version = alltrim(Tbl1.revision)

              male = alltrim(email0.value)
              name = alltrim(First_Name.value)+" "+alltrim(Last_Name.value)
              Tbl1 ="YOUR FILE NAME",FILE_RW_SHARED)
              Tbl1.install_date = date()

              'Disallow editing of records in current form.

              'Email the info to me

              dt = now()
              cdt = convert_type(dt,"T")

              msg = name+" ( "+male+" ) "+" has installed YOUR APP, version "+version+" at "+cdt
              if is_object(topparent.this) then
              form_name =".this"
              form_name = ""
              end if
              Dim message_type as c
              message_type = ""
              param_to = "YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS"
              param_subject = "YOUR SUBJECT TEXT"+version
              param_cc = ""
              param_bcc = ""
              message_text = msg
              param_message = msg
              attachment_list = ""
              param_attachments = alltrim(attachment_list)
              'Send the e-mail message directly - do not open the Alpha Five e-mail client
              send_result = email_send(param_to,param_subject,param_message,param_attachments,param_cc,param_bcc,.t.,message_type)
              if send_result = 1 then
              ui_msg_box("Notice","Trial registration message sent.",UI_INFORMATION_SYMBOL)
              ui_msg_box("Error","Trial registration message was not sent."+crlf()\
              +"You will need to let me know you downloaded the"+crlf()\
              +"YOUR APPLICATION NAME to receive support.",UI_STOP_SYMBOL)
              end if

              goto carryon
              end if
              end if
              end if


              itsago = .t.

              if First_Name.value = ""
              itsago = .f.
              end if
              if Last_Name.value = ""
              itsago = .f.
              end if
              if email0.value = ""
              itsago = .f.
              end if

              if itsago = .f.
              result = ui_msg_box("Not Yet Ready.","Please enter all the information before proceeding.",UI_OK)
              goto donotrun
              end if

              'Define the other data

              'Save record in current form.

              Dim choice1 as C
              Choice1 = ui_msg_Box("","Do you have printers to set up?",UI_YES_NO)
              if choice1 = "6"'YES I do.
              msgbox("Restart required!","Please restart Balanced Health POS System"+crlf()\
              +"to finish registering the printers with Windows.")
              'Exit Alpha Five.
              end if

              if choice1 <> "6"
              var->settingup = .f.

              DIM Shared varP_BHS_Manager as P
              DIM layout_name as c
              layout_name = "BHS_Manager"
              DIM tempP as p
              'Get pointer to existing window.
              'Test if pointer is valid
              if is_object(tempP) then
              'Test if pointer refers to a form or browse
              if tempP.class() = "form" .or. tempP.class() = "browse" then
              'If so, then activate the already open window

              'Window is not already open, so open it
              varP_BHS_Manager = :Form.view(layout_name)

              end if
              varP_BHS_Manager = :Form.view(layout_name)

              end if
              end if



              '******************END OF CODE*******************