Emails are going out with download instructions for the latest update to 7.1. There are lots of good fixes and changes, as well as some nice new features. I’ll talk about a few of the highlights.
On the “Features” side we have implemented:
FEATURE: If you double click on a File, Field or a Key in the Data Pad while a Text Editor is open, the File/Field/Key label will be pasted into the text editor
- this one was a sorely missed feature present in the Clarion 6 IDE – that we didn’t know was so popular, but now its back
FEATURE: Template support to create/read/write INI and Data FILEs in specified CSIDL locations (ABC and Clarion chains)
- this lets you easily adapt your application to UAC compliance, and its backed up with a very easy to use Class so you can easily use it throughout your application
here’s a few screen shots from the template interface:
as you can see it’s very simple to use, with just a few clicks of the mouse you can choose to store INI or your Data Files in any of the CSIDL locations presented by the template (these are the Microsoft recommended locations) . You can also choose to store the INI and Data Files in different CSIDL locations – it’s your choice. The template and the supporting Class also make it very easy to choose any other CSIDL location, or any other Network location if that’s what you need.
FEATURE: Added template support for theme to change based upon the OS theme in use
- this is a new Menu style that at runtime matches the OS theme
CHANGE: Optimize writes to the App recovery log
CHANGE: A value of 0 for the auto-save limit disables the App recovery log
- these two relate to a problem that some users had whereby writes to the automatic App recovery log were taking too long, now its optimized and we don’t think you’ll even notice it happening, but if you do, then you can now turn it off
All told there are about 120 fixes/changes and features in this release, you can view the complete list here