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  • Code tab missing from control panel

    I am a new user to a5v6. This is the first time I used a5v6.
    I couldn't locate the code tab from control panel. I don't whether this could due the settings? Please advice!

  • #2
    RE: Code tab missing from control panel

    You ran the runtime. Right click on the tabs in the control panel and select "Code".
    Aaron Brown
    Alpha Software Development Team


    • #3
      RE: Code tab missing from control panel

      Thanks. Now I able to see the code tab in non ran-time version but how about ran-time version.
      As the right click menu in ran-time version do not have code menu for me to enable.


      • #4
        RE: Code tab missing from control panel

        if you run the 'runtime' version of a5, it sets a registry setting that turns off the 'code tab'.

        unfortunately, the 'runtime' and 'full' version of a5 share the same registry tree, and so if you subsequently run the full verision, the 'code tab' is turned off (until you turn it on again).


        • #5
          RE: Code tab missing from control panel

          The Code tab is unnecessary in the Runtime, since it cannot be used to create or edit functions, scripts, operations, toolbars, or the other things you'd store on the Code tab.

          -- tom


          • #6
            RE: Code tab missing from control panel

            Out of curiosity, is there any way to turn on code tab in ran time version or prevent ran time version from switching off the code tab that will later on affect the full version setting?


            • #7
              RE: Code tab missing from control panel

              Tom, thanks for your explantion. Now I understand the reason behind this.


              • #8
                RE: Code tab missing from control panel

                You might be able to run a start-up script when A5 activates that turns the tab back on if it is off.


                • #9
                  RE: Code tab missing from control panel

                  The run-time version does not allow you to edit code, so it doesn't show the tab.

                  Unfortunately, the tab also will be missing when you return to the full version. You have to right-click on a tab that is showing and check the code tab box. This will happen each time you switch back from running the run-time version, which can be a little annoying.