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Will Windows 9 make V11 obsolete?

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  • #31
    Re: Will Windows 9 make V11 obsolete?

    [QUOTE=Peter.Greulich;667847.... During development every time I modified a function that change would not be reflected when running the function. I would either have to bail out of Alpha altogether or at least reboot the application. ....[/QUOTE]
    Make sure you don't have any code that runs before the FUNCTION line. I used to do that to test my functions during development/debugging. I eventually figured out that doing that would keep the function changes from being recognized in A5 until I closed it and reopened it. The solution is simple - put the code that's used to test the function after the END FUNCTION line.

    As to running in Win8, I don't understand the issues. I'm running a couple v10 apps and one v7 app in Win8 with no problems. I just make sure everything is installed outside of the Program Files folders. I'm even running one A5v5 app in Win7 but there is at least one feature that won't work - it can't create PDF reports but luckily this app doesn't use them.

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    • #32
      Re: Will Windows 9 make V11 obsolete?

      Which installer do you use CAL?
      Ted Giles
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      See our site for Alpha Support, Conversion and Upgrade.

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      • #33
        Re: Will Windows 9 make V11 obsolete?

        I use Astrum and typically install both A5 and my app at one time. The app goes in a subfolder under A5.

        However, I don't think either of the apps running in v11 were actually installed that way. They were originally installed in v8 or v10 then the user decided to upgrade to v11 after the app was already running.

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