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  • #16
    Re: Clean the registry

    Sorry, I got my terms confused. So if I want this function to execute at the push of button (that currently kicks off a whole slew of Action Scripts), can't I just copy/paste it into an "Inline Xbasic" Action Script and include it with that button?

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    • #17
      Re: Clean the registry

      No.

      You can do one of two things.

      Create the function on your machine. (I'm attaching a file which you can import rather than recreating.) Then the inline xbasic would be

      cleanit()

      Strip the function declaration from the code and put the code in the inline xbasic.

      Code:
      DIM path[10] as c
      path[1] = a5.get_path() + chr(92)
      path[2] = a5.get_private_path() + chr(92)
      pcount = 2
      IF a5.get_private_path() <> a5.get_exe_path()
      path[3] = a5.get_exe_path() + chr(92)
      pcount = 3
      END IF
      fcount = 0
      FOR x = 1 to pcount
      'type_of_files = 0 + FILE_FIND_ARCHIVE + FILE_FIND_READONLY + FILE_FIND_HIDDEN
      'dfiles = filefind.first( path[x] + "$$*.*", type_of_files )
      dfiles = filefind.first( path[x] + "$$*.*", FILE_FIND_NOT_DIRECTORY )
      WHILE .not.dfiles.eof()
      fname = dfiles.name() '*** GET THE FILE NAME.
      ON ERROR goto Continue_next '*** FIND OUT IF THE FILE IS LOCKED.
      fp = file.open( fname, file_rw_exclusive )
      ON ERROR goto 0
      fp.close() '*** FILE IS NOT LOCKED SO CLOSE IT AND REMOVE IT.
      file.remove( fname )
      fcount = fcount + 1
      '---------------
      Continue_next:
      '---------------
      ON ERROR goto 0
      dfiles.next() '*** GET NEXT FILE IN LIST.
      statusbar.robot()
      END WHILE
      NEXT
      Attached Files
      There can be only one.

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      • #18
        Re: Clean the registry

        Stan - I imported the function you attached and then created the Inline Xbasic Action Script to call it. It worked great. Thanks for your help.

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        • #19
          Re: Clean the registry

          Martin,

          I'm curious about the on error goto errors. If I put these functions into the autoexec script. it looks like the autoexec will stop running to report these errors. If I understand the code correctly, if I'm the end user, I would then complain that I can't open the application.

          Will clean indexes fix any errors or is it's purpose to report errors. Do I really need the on error or would I be better off writing the errors to a table to be looked at later.

          Thank you,

          Ron
          Alpha Anywhere v3.5
          Version 12.3, Build 2999
          MySql56 & DBF's

          Alpha 4, 5, Anywhere

          Ron Anusiewicz

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          • #20
            Re: Clean the registry

            my code
            on error goto errors
            goes in every script I write

            at the Errors: you could write the errors to a file and then put resume next

            If there is an error, and the error is in your code, this will tell you what the error is, etc.
            99% of the time you will catch the error when you are testing your scripts
            Cole Custom Programming - Terrell, Texas
            972 524 8714
            martin_w_cole@msn.com

            ____________________
            "A young man who is not liberal has no heart, but an old man who is not conservative has no mind." GB Shaw

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            • #21
              Re: Clean the registry

              Thanks Martin.

              Tom Cone and I were looking at the registry and we could not believe all the junk that Alpha leaves behind. These three functions should be used in the autoexec of every Alpha App. Although, as I'm writing this, what would happen if I open one app and then open another at the same time? I'm have trouble following the code in the functions.

              Ron
              Alpha Anywhere v3.5
              Version 12.3, Build 2999
              MySql56 & DBF's

              Alpha 4, 5, Anywhere

              Ron Anusiewicz

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              • #22
                Re: Clean the registry

                Well ... in a development environment, I frequently have the sam app opened twice and/or 2 or more apps open at the same time
                the odds are a million to 1 - there would not be an issue - if there is nothing there to delete, then there is nothing there to delete

                Normally, this only happens on a development computer, but it will sometimes happen on a runtime. I am also using it in V12 with no issues.
                Cole Custom Programming - Terrell, Texas
                972 524 8714
                martin_w_cole@msn.com

                ____________________
                "A young man who is not liberal has no heart, but an old man who is not conservative has no mind." GB Shaw

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                • #23
                  Re: Clean the registry

                  Thank You very much for this. I was about to attempt similar, but this is a great time saver and better than I would have done.

                  It appears this app runs a bit faster now as well.
                  Dave Mason
                  dave@aldadesktop.com
                  Skype is dave.mason46

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                  • #24
                    Re: Clean the registry

                    I occasionally get temp files left behind in the webprojects directory. I edited this as follows and it seems to clean them up as well.

                    Code:
                    DIM path[10] as c
                    path[1] = a5.get_path() + chr(92)
                    path[2] = a5.get_private_path() + chr(92)
                    path[3] = rtrim(a5.get_name(),".adb") +".webprojects" + chr(92) + "default.webproject" + chr(92)
                    pcount = 3
                    IF a5.get_private_path() <> a5.get_exe_path()
                    path[4] = a5.get_exe_path() + chr(92)
                    pcount = 4
                    END IF
                    fcount = 0
                    FOR x = 1 to pcount
                    'type_of_files = 0 + FILE_FIND_ARCHIVE + FILE_FIND_READONLY + FILE_FIND_HIDDEN
                    'dfiles = filefind.first( path[x] + "$$*.*", type_of_files )
                    dfiles = filefind.first( path[x] + "$$*.*", FILE_FIND_NOT_DIRECTORY )
                    WHILE .not.dfiles.eof()
                    fname = dfiles.name() '*** GET THE FILE NAME.
                    ON ERROR goto Continue_next '*** FIND OUT IF THE FILE IS LOCKED.
                    fp = file.open( fname, file_rw_exclusive )
                    ON ERROR goto 0
                    fp.close() '*** FILE IS NOT LOCKED SO CLOSE IT AND REMOVE IT.
                    file.remove( fname )
                    fcount = fcount + 1
                    '---------------
                    Continue_next:
                    '---------------
                    ON ERROR goto 0
                    dfiles.next() '*** GET NEXT FILE IN LIST.
                    statusbar.robot()
                    END WHILE
                    NEXT
                    '*******************************************************************************

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                    • #25
                      Re: Clean the registry

                      I ran this in the IW to see what the registry settings were:

                      dim user_data.foo as C
                      User_Data.foo = ""
                      dim cont as C
                      :registry.load_settings("Tables",User_Data)
                      cont = property_to_string(user_data)

                      ?cont
                      Then I ran Martin's clean_tables() and tried the above in the IW again and got the same list. Am I missing something on what this function is supposed to do?

                      I also tried
                      :registry.load_settings("INDX",User_data)

                      and when I checked the list there were a bunch of $$ files listed in C:\Temp which are not there and got the same list after running clean_indexes().
                      Last edited by MoGrace; 04-14-2015, 12:46 PM.
                      Robin

                      Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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                      • #26
                        Re: Clean the registry

                        Robin,

                        What windows version? The function were developed under XP and examining the results now under Win 7 the code you used to display the registry settings does seem to indicate that they weren't dropped. But check the actual registry itself

                        HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Alpha Software\Alpha Five 11.0\Tables

                        and it should be nearly empty.

                        Alpha must load the registry settings on startup and refer to the loaded settings when using :registry.load_settings("Tables",User_Data). If you close and reopen Alpha the return value should be different.
                        There can be only one.

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                        • #27
                          Re: Clean the registry

                          Thanks Martin - I am using XP so will try the close and reopen method.
                          Robin

                          Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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                          • #28
                            Re: Clean the registry

                            I am running v12 and win8.1. I am chasing a table open problem with a main table at present that shows up with a compact after heavy usage. I am also running these 3 functions from autoexec. After I restart OR just run the 3 functions, the table is closed and I can compact.

                            I think they are working fine and was a great gift to us all. Slowly, I am eliminating to find the open table problem.
                            Dave Mason
                            dave@aldadesktop.com
                            Skype is dave.mason46

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                            • #29
                              Re: Clean the registry

                              Question regarding the clean_tables() function - does deleting the Tables key in the registry work the same way as Stan mentioned elsewhere you can do with the INDX key? And what exactly are all those subkeys under tables about anyway???
                              Robin

                              Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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                              • #30
                                Re: Clean the registry

                                does deleting the Tables key in the registry work the same way as Stan mentioned elsewhere you can do with the INDX key? - Yes

                                Something Alpha does to keep track of recently opened tables, indexes, and queries.
                                There can be only one.

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