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  1. I would be more than happy to offer usability and...

    I would be more than happy to offer usability and bug reporting to the beta if they are looking to do testing prior to a public release. Please feel free to contact me if this may be helpful.
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  2. When is the HTML5 output extension due for release?

    Hey, folks!

    I was wondering when the HTML5 output extension is due for release? I am really excited about developing with this, as I have an existing MMF2 project I currently develop in EXE...
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    Hey, MuddyMole! I think I now know how to...

    Hey, MuddyMole!

    I think I now know how to address this issue... It seems that when a 64-bit operating system detects a 32-bit application making reference to a file in particular "sensitive"...
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    Hey, MuddyMole! Well, I think I may have found...

    Hey, MuddyMole!

    Well, I think I may have found what part of the problem is, though I don't know how to address this programmatically...

    The config file I am trying to read is...
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    Hey, MuddyMole! Whenever I use any...

    Hey, MuddyMole!

    Whenever I use any text-related object (such as the Edit Box object, which lets you import and export its text), I find that after I import the text from the config file, then...
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    How can I open a *.config file?

    Hey, folks!

    How can I open a *.config file? I've tried using the Text Parser object (using the "Load from file" action), the TextFile object, and even an Edit Box object... But it seems that...
  7. Hey, LB! As always, thanks for your replies! ...

    Hey, LB! As always, thanks for your replies! (Sorry for my delayed reply--I got stuck on some "boring" work!)

    I didn't realize that the Text Parser object could read config files... If it can,...
  8. How to use the XML object to read the IIS 7 metabase?

    Hey, folks!

    I'm working on a project where I need to read IIS Manager 7 settings which are not stored in the Windows Registry: specifically, ISAPI and CGI restriction settings.

    So, I dug into...
  9. Ah, LB! You make it look so easy! (Probably...

    Ah, LB! You make it look so easy! (Probably because for you, it is!)

    Thanks again for being such a great teacher for MMF2!
  10. Hey, LB! As usual, you kick ass! I'm not sure...

    Hey, LB! As usual, you kick ass!

    I'm not sure I created these actions correctly. So, I have an event which states under these conditions:


    Surface object finishes loading image
    Image width...
  11. How to proportionally adjust an image manually?

    Hey, folks!

    I need a little help thinking through some math (which I suck at)...

    I'm using the Surface object to display images (such as BMPs, JPGs, and PNGs). I am in the process of setting...
  12. Hey, guys. Well, now I'm afraid I'm stuck at...

    Hey, guys.

    Well, now I'm afraid I'm stuck at Square One again: This application must be able to run from any out-of-the-box Windows operating system. Unfortunately, Windows Server 2003 does not...
  13. Hey, Stephen! Thanks for your reply! ...

    Hey, Stephen! Thanks for your reply!

    Actually, after doing some research, I found that I'm forced to use VBscript because the application in which I'm running this MMF2 application must be able...
  14. How to determine computer RAM without using The Big Box object?...

    Hey, folks!

    For the past few months, I have been working on an MMF2 application which determine whether a target computer can properly run my company's software. Among the tests which my tool...
  15. Hey, K1kk0z90! Your revised MFA file worked...

    Hey, K1kk0z90! Your revised MFA file worked great! Now I see what I was doing wrong in reading the C# return values... You're totally awesome!

    My developer was wondering, though, if you are...
  16. Incorporating DLL into compiled C# code...

    Hey, K1kk0z90.

    After consulting with my developer, she has offered C# code that doesn't rely on our DLL file, but incorporates all the code into the .NET Script extension (with the exception of...
  17. Hey, K1kk0z90! Thank you for your help with...

    Hey, K1kk0z90! Thank you for your help with this!

    So, let me ask you: As a proof of concept, could you create any simple C# DLL file, then reference it, just call any function in it--just to...
  18. Hey, K1kk0z90. I thought perhaps it might be...

    Hey, K1kk0z90. I thought perhaps it might be easier if you took a look at a small sample MFA file as I am still having some difficulty getting this to work. I tried imputing the new C# code you...
  19. Hey, K1kk0z90! I really appreciate all the great...

    Hey, K1kk0z90! I really appreciate all the great and useful help you've been offering me!

    Do you suppose that, with the old C# code (that you offered yesterday), because we did not specify any...
  20. I've been working on this with my developer, and...

    I've been working on this with my developer, and while we've made some progress in troubleshooting, we do not seem to be actually calling a function from the C# DLL file...

    As you described I have...
  21. Hey, k1kk0z90! Thank you so much for all your...

    Hey, k1kk0z90! Thank you so much for all your help with this!

    Well, so far so good! I received no compilation errors... Furthermore, when I run the build, it builds correctly. So, more...
  22. Ah ha! I used ExtensionView to download, then...

    Ah ha! I used ExtensionView to download, then re-install the .NET Scripting extension, and found that it didn't crash MM2 once I placed the extension into my project! Progress!...

    So, now that I...
  23. Hey, K1kk0z90! I have tried using the .NET...

    Hey, K1kk0z90! I have tried using the .NET Scripting extension, but it always crashes on me (even though I have .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 installed on the computer running MMF2). I'm not sure why that...
  24. Ah, thanks, LB! At leas I can stop pursuing this...

    Ah, thanks, LB! At leas I can stop pursuing this attempt to find a solution to my problem.
  25. Trying to use the DLL Object to call a C sharp assembly...

    Hey, folks!

    I'm trying to use a C Sharp assembly which a developer wrote for me which checks which whether the currently logged on user has three particular user right assignments my company's...
  26. Hey, ouly! I'm afraid my MFA file is too large...

    Hey, ouly!

    I'm afraid my MFA file is too large to upload here or to MFA Repository. (It's about 7 MB large.)

    Can you refer me to the latest Named Variable object build? How would I know...
  27. Hey, ouly! Indeed, I had used the "Done...

    Hey, ouly!

    Indeed, I had used the "Done saving" condition. (I was writing my last reply from the top of my head and wrote the incorrect condition.) And it was the only condition in that event,...
  28. Hey, ouly! Thanks for your reply! I am using...

    Hey, ouly! Thanks for your reply!

    I am using the same string as the encryption key to both encrypt and decrypt the NVO file. I also use the Named Variable object's condition "File is Saved" to...
  29. Problem with saving/loading an NVO array file from the Named Variable object?

    Hey, folks!

    I have been trying to save an encrypted NVO array from one instance of a Named Variable object, then load it into another MMF2 application (which has been dragged-and-dropped from one...
  30. Doh! I knew I was having a really SLOOOW day... ...

    Doh! I knew I was having a really SLOOOW day... That expression is now starring me in the face...

    I have a follow-up question, though: Is there a condition that differentiates between when a...
  31. What is the Combo Box object expression to read text typed into the combo box?

    Hey, folks! I have a simple question which I can't seem to find the answer (because I am running way SLOOOW today).

    What is the expression in the Combo Box object to acquire what is typed into...
  32. I have been a fool! A fool!...

    Ah, ha!... I have been a fool--a fool!... (That's the second "D'oh!" moment today!)

    I did not study gastrop0d's example very carefully... I did not realize there was a second string which had...
  33. Doh! I had just figured that out! In my...

    Doh! I had just figured that out!

    In my application, I'm capturing the text from the Windows Clipboard. (So, I have an initial String Parser action to set the source string from the Clipboard.) ...
  34. Hey, gastrop0d! Thank you for your reply! I...

    Hey, gastrop0d! Thank you for your reply!

    I was looking at your example... How do you produce the expression "paragraph$" for the source file? Is this through the String Parser object? I don't...
  35. Question how to use the Text Parser 2 object...

    Hey, folks!

    I am trying to use the Text Parser 2 object in a specfiic way, and am having a hard time achieving it... I'm hoping someone might be able to give me a hand.

    I have a text file...
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    How can I list all computers on a LAN?

    Hey, folks!

    Is there a way that I can list all computers on a LAN--perhaps within a combo box, or something similar to Windows Explorer?

    I would use the Explorer object, but I need to limit the...
  37. Hey, LB! I wonder if I may have found my...

    Hey, LB!

    I wonder if I may have found my answer how to do this here:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/137890
  38. Hey, LB! Well, here's a short version of what...

    Hey, LB!

    Well, here's a short version of what I'm trying to do... I'm trying to use MMF2 to create a custom installer for our in-house application, largely because our former developer has left...
  39. How can I turn an executable into a Web service?

    Hey, folks!

    How can I turn an executable into a Windows Web service? I have the need to create a Web service from a non-MMF2 executable. Can this be done?

    Thanks for your help!
  40. Hey, LB! Actually, I didn't try using the YASO...

    Hey, LB!

    Actually, I didn't try using the YASO object. I already was using the OS object for different purposes on that frame, so I used it. I don't know if one would have problems using the...
  41. Hey, Gustav! That does the trick! Thank you for...

    Hey, Gustav! That does the trick! Thank you for your help!
  42. Is there a way to determine the currently logged on user's log on name?

    Hey, folks!

    Is there a way to determine who is the currently logged on user (as in the Windows log on name)? Is there anything in the Windows Registry? I know of the Registry key...
  43. Hey, LB! Thanks for taking a look at that. ...

    Hey, LB!

    Thanks for taking a look at that. I'm glad that you showed me that video; I had never seen it crash.
  44. Hey, LB! Hmmm... When I use the application...

    Hey, LB!

    Hmmm... When I use the application on my test computers, it doesn't crash when I close the application. (Silly question: I assume you're using the "X" button in the upper right to close...
  45. Deleting key issue...

    Hey, LB!

    I've posted my MFA to this post. If you go to the second frame, you'll see this condition:

    On Fastloop "Opening Window When Preferences Exist" (this Fastloop takes place when the...
  46. Hey, LB! Okay, here's the whole story. This...

    Hey, LB!

    Okay, here's the whole story. This particular functionality is for an audio player I have been hobbying around with... There is a selection within a combo box which allows the end user...
  47. Ah, I see. So, one would simply need to call...

    Ah, I see. So, one would simply need to call EXTRACT.EXE -CABFILENAME.CAB to extract that CAB. Sweet!

    Again, you are a fountain of information and wisdom, LB! Thank you again!
  48. Well, I thought I was getting the hang of it... ...

    Well, I thought I was getting the hang of it...

    I have been able to properly set up my actions if the file exists for the iterated key's string contents. But I can't seem to properly set up the...
  49. Are there any MMF2 objects which can decompress/extract CAB file contents?

    Hey, folks!

    I was wondering: Are there any MMF2 objects which can decompress/extract CAB file contents? I'm not sure the Archive object can extract from CAB files. Is there anything that can?
    ...
  50. Ah, LB, you always make it look so easy! As...

    Ah, LB, you always make it look so easy!

    As always, thanks for your help! I really appreciate it!
  51. How does the "Iterate Array" action in the Named Variable object work?

    Hey, folks!

    I am trying to perform a function which I suspect is pretty easy to do, but I'm not sure how to do it...

    I have a Named Variable object which has variables that begin with the key...
  52. Ah ha! Silly me! I realized what I was doing...

    Ah ha! Silly me!

    I realized what I was doing wrong... When the first Fastloop deleted a line, the number of lines in the ListView object no longer corresponded with the number of Fastloops left...
  53. Hey, JimJam! Thanks for your reply! I dig the...

    Hey, JimJam! Thanks for your reply!

    I dig the way you do IF-ELSE conditional events.

    I seem to be having a more fundamental issue with how I've designed my Fastloops. (I have a Fastloop which...
  54. Code from Fastloop

    Hey, Jamie.

    Actually, that's how my code looks. However, during run-time, only every other missing file path is removed. (In my testing, all file references from the ListView object should be...
  55. IF ELSE requirements in my Fastloop

    Hey, Morbus. Thanks for your reply!

    What I need is to perform an "IF ELSE" statement as one of the events within the Fastloop. So, I am designing two Fastloops (one which runs inside the other)...
  56. Is there a way to have "IF ELSE" conditional events in Fastloops?

    Hey, folks!

    Is there a way to have "IF ELSE" conditional events in Fastloops? Since the "On Fastloop" condition must be listed first, how would one develop an "IF ELSE" condition? Furthermore,...
  57. New iteration of Fastloop in a Fastloop

    I have attached a new iteration that still doesn't work correctly, but which offers some diagnostic information to hint what may be going wrong. In this iteration, I have an Edit box which, each time...
  58. Can a Fastloop run within another Fastloop?

    Hey, folks!

    Broad question: Can a Fastloop run within another Fastloop?

    Specifics of my issue: I have an audio player in which I'm trying to solve a design issue. Suppose that audio tracks...
  59. What does the Kernel object's expression "getDriveType(path)" represent?

    Hey, folks!

    I have a quick question: What does the Kernel object's expression "getDriveType(path)" represent? I see that one would use it in a "Compare two general values" condition, so how would...
  60. Can the Get object be used to test whether a port is open on a remote computer?

    Hey, folks!

    Can the Get object be used to test whether a specific port on a remote computer is open? If not, is there some other way to test if a port on a remote computer is open?


    Thanks!
  61. Hey, folks. I should clarify: I actually have...

    Hey, folks.

    I should clarify: I actually have the need to perform a telnet command, not a ping. I'm not sure if an MMF2 object has native capability to perform telnet commands, or if some custom...
  62. How to ping another computer to see if a specific port is listening for connections?

    Hey, folks!

    Is there a way within MMF2 Developer to ping a remote computer's specific port to determine if it is listening for connections? This would be a generic computer (not one running...
  63. Hey, DavidN! Actually, my existing application...

    Hey, DavidN!

    Actually, my existing application has a more simplified file verification whereby it simply checks if the file exists, and if the file doesn't exist, that line from the List View...
  64. Hey, Andos! Thanks for the example file! I...

    Hey, Andos! Thanks for the example file!

    I didn't explain why I need a list of computer drives... I am working on a music player which uses a List View object to list music tracks the end user...
  65. Hey, DavidN! Thanks for the fast reply! When...

    Hey, DavidN! Thanks for the fast reply!

    When I look at the List object, I can't find an expression which would allow me to capture the list of drive letters (which would be produced from the List...
  66. Is there a way to determine the drive letters on a computer?

    Hey, folks!

    Is there a way to determine the drive letters on a computer? I'd like my MMF2 application, at start-up, to determine all the drive letters on the computer in which it is running.
    ...
  67. Application which captures mouse coordinates...

    If anyone is interested, I thought I'd share a small application I made which captures the mouse coordinates either relative to the entire screen or relative to the active window. The application...
  68. Creating an automated keystroke/mouse recorder application...

    Hey, folks.

    I am working on a new application which would record mouse and keyboard strokes, then be able to automatically play them back at real-time speed. At the heart of this application is...
  69. (Maybe) figuring out the ODBC object...

    Hey, folks.

    I (might be) figuring how how to use the ODBC object (which I'm trying to use to create a connection to an Oracle 10g database server, just to test a connection).

    Here's what I'm...
  70. Cannot load the .NET object with .NET installed

    Hey, folks.

    I suspect I'm doing something wrong, but I can't place a .NET object into my MMF2 Developer project... I keep getting unhandling exceptions that it cannot find particular files.

    I...
  71. Re: How to get a list of all computers on a LAN?

    I wonder if it's easier to connect to an Oracle 10g database using OLE DB?



    RGBreality
  72. Can a *.cfg file be opened and its contents read?

    Hey, folks!

    Can a *.config file be opened and its contents sent to a text parsing tool (such as the String Parser 2 or Regular Expressions objects)?

    I tried opening the CONFIG file directly...
  73. Re: How to get a list of all computers on a LAN?

    Hey, Seele! How ya doin'?...

    No, I'm afraid I haven't been able to get an Oracle connection established. I have a dialog box which will capture user input, but I don't know yet how to use this...
  74. Re: How to get a list of all computers on a LAN?

    Hey, guys. Thanks for the input! By the way, I would be glad to show a demo of this application once it has matured.

    The goal of this application is to determine hardware and software...
  75. How to get a list of all computers on a LAN?

    Hey, folks.

    Is there a way I can get a list of all computers on a LAN, then populate that list into a combo box?

    I am in the process of creating a dialog box which tests database connectivity...
  76. Populate a combo box with SQL Server databases?

    Hey, folks.

    I'm having to create a dialog box to perform a SQL Server database connectivity test. I'm using the SQL Server object to perform the SQL Server connectivity actions.

    How would I...
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    How to connect to an Oracle database?

    Hey, folks!

    I am in need of being able to connect to an Oracle database. I know there is a SQL Server object which allows MMF2 applications to connect to SQL Server databases; but I don't know of...
  78. Re: Capturing the WM_CLOSE message from a window

    That is correct, DannyC. I'm trying to detect when a third-party/external application has been closed. I can successfully use the Kernel object to specify it as a target application to watch; I ...
  79. Capturing the WM_CLOSE message from a window

    Hey, folks.

    I'm (trying) to use the Kernel object to determine when a target window/application has been closed. I have properly set up which is the target and used the "Start Intercepting...
  80. How to use the binary array object to load file?

    Hey, folks.

    I have been having a hard time getting MMF2 Developer's native Data Elements to properly extract binary data I place into it. So, I thought I would take another approach, though I'm...
  81. Can I determine the domain a user is on?

    Hey, folks!

    Using the OS object, I am able to determine the currently logged on user's name. But is there a way I can determine the domain of which that user is a part?

    Thanks for your help,...
  82. Re: Current user a member of an Adminstrative group?

    So, these settings wouldn't be tucked away in the Registry someplace? (That would be too easy, huh?)



    RGBreality
  83. Re: Current user a member of an Adminstrative group?

    Hey, Jaffob! Yeah, the Kernel object does the trick to determine Administrative rights. Thanks!

    Now here's a more tricky question for you (also pertaining to administrative rights): Is there a...
  84. Error: This object might need an external program

    Hey, folks.

    I have run into an error while using a couple Windows Server 2003 computers built as virtual machines. After doing a Google search, it seems that this error is common among MMF2...
  85. Current user a member of an Adminstrative group?

    Hey, folks!

    Is there a way I can determine whether the currently logged on user is a local computer administrator? Or even better, if that user is a member of an Administrative group?

    Thanks...
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    Re: Problem using the Console object...

    Hey, LB!

    Yeah, I had a vague recollection that I was banging my head on the proverbial brick wall regarding the Console object... I think your recollection about it is better than mine!

    I had...
  87. Re: How can I read the contents of a text file?

    Hey, Jaffob!

    I had tried your Textfile object--or, I should say, I looked at the actions in it. It seemed that there was only one action which allowed you to write text to a text file. But there...
  88. How can I read the contents of a text file?

    Hey, folks!

    How can I read the contents of an external text (TXT) file? Once I open it using the File/Folder object, how I can read that file's contents?

    Thanks for your help!



    Most...
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    Problem using the Console object...

    Hey, folks.

    I'm trying to use the Console object to determine if the computer my MMF2 application is running is a domain controller. To that end, I'm using the Console object to (try to) perform...
  90. Seeking advice how to view user activity in an app

    Hey, folks.

    I'd be greatly appreciative if the MMF2 gurus might offer me some advice or tips how I might try to view the user activity in a third-party application. Let me explain.

    I'm...
  91. Re: How to use the Process Viewer object to kill?...

    Hey, StephenL!

    How you guys make that look so easy, I'll never know.... :)

    Thanks again for all your help!



    Most appreciatively...
  92. How to use the Process Viewer object to kill?...

    Okay, not to kill any organic life forms! Just digital ones...

    I am trying to figure out how to use the Process Viewer object to terminate a non-MMF2 process which I have started. I have been...
  93. Re: Pasting an image into a Rich Edit object?

    Ah, I found a work-around--for both not being able to properly extract binary data, and to place an image in the Rich Edit object. The Rich Edit object supports importing an RTF file at build-time...
  94. Pasting an image into a Rich Edit object?

    Hey, folks!

    Is it possible to take an image stored in a Surface object, send that image to the Clipboard, then paste the Clipboard into a Rich Edit object so as to place an image?

    I've been...
  95. Re: Binary data not being extracted properly...

    Ugh! For some reason it still doesn't work.

    Did you by chance test it to see if it works for you?



    RGBreality
  96. Re: Binary data not being extracted properly...

    Hey, LB.

    It's just one lonesome event. It's placed into this MFA file:

    View MFA


    Thanks for taking a look at it! By the way, I had copied the event into a new MFA file, so the data...
  97. Re: Binary data not being extracted properly...

    Hmmmm.... Just for a test, I placed this file at C:\, then added the file to the Data Elements dialog box (then changed the path in the extraction action).

    So, now the Data Elements dialog box...
  98. Re: Binary data not being extracted properly...

    Hey, LB!

    I am. The path listed in the Binary Data tab is: "C:\Documents and Settings\lcriscuolo\Desktop\Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 8.3 Installer Assistance\DatabaseConnectionTest.udl".

    I am...
  99. Binary data not being extracted properly...

    Hey, folks!

    Someone here offered me the great idea of embedding a small file into my MMF2 application by adding the file as a data element (as binary data), then extracting and running it when...
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    How can I tell if a user as Admin rights?

    Hey, folks! My chain of question continues... And this one I think will be a tricky one...

    Is there a way an MMF2 application can test whether the currently logged on user has Administrative...
  101. Re: Does The Big Box object work properly for 64-bit?

    Hey, LB! Thank you for your help (yet again!).

    I incorporated your code into my application, and it seems to run well. The only thing that might be amiss is when I perform a check for the amount...
  102. Re: Does The Big Box object work properly for 64-bit?

    I wonder... Is there a way to read the total amount of RAM through the registry (much as one can determine the processor and its clock speed)? I suspect that its value in the registry would be a...
  103. Re: How to set the tab order in the DialogBox object?

    Yep, that did the trick. I knew that would be easy!

    Thanks again, StephenL!



    Most graciously...

    RGBreality
  104. Does The Big Box object work properly for 64-bit?

    Hey, folks! Another question...

    I'm using The Big Box object to determine how much total RAM is available on the computer in which the MMF2 application is running. I have a condition in an event...
  105. How to set the tab order in the DialogBox object?

    Hey, folks. I've been asking lots of questions lately, haven't I?...

    I have another one which will probably be simple. How do I set the tab order for elements within a dialog box designed using...
  106. Re: How to send an e-mail using the RTF object?...

    Yep, that totally works.

    I tell you: You guys totally rock.

    Thank you again!



    Most appreciatively...
  107. Re: How to send an e-mail using the RTF object?...

    Hey, Jaffob!

    How would I specify the evaluated pathname to whichever e-mail client the end user is using? Wouldn't I need to access the registry and pull the path of the default e-mail client? Or...
  108. How to send an e-mail using the RTF object?...

    Hey, folks!

    I am working on an MMF2 application where a Rich Text Format object is used to auto-generate a report. In this report I have used the Link 2.0 functionality to create a hyperlink to an...
  109. Re: (Trying to) create a run-time report with an image

    Hey, Jaffob!

    Embedding the RTF file as binary data is a beautiful solution! Thanks for suggesting it!



    Most appreciatively...

    RGBreality
  110. Re: (Trying to) create a run-time report with an image

    Hey, StephenL!

    I'm not sure how well that will work, as I need to distribute this MMF2 executable by itself (without an installer or associated files). So, I wouldn't be able to have a...
  111. (Trying to) create a run-time report with an image

    Hey, folks!

    I am trying to create a report which, at run-time, displays faults for minimum computer prerequisites for the software the user is about to install.

    I am using the Rich Text Format...
  112. Re: Is there a way to create pie charts in MMF2?

    Ah, you guys are awesome! Andos' example will do very nicely.

    Thanks again, folks!



    Most appreciatively...

    RGBreality
  113. Is there a way to create pie charts in MMF2?

    Is there any way to create pie charts (or other types of charts) using MMF2? I suppose that if one wanted bar graph charts, one could piece together a set of Interface Bar objects together (each one...
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    Re: Using the OS object...

    Hey, SortaCore! That did the trick! Thank you very much!



    Most appreciatively...

    RGBreality
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    Re: Using the OS object...

    Hey, folks!

    Right now, I am trying to find a way to determine how much physical RAM is installed on the computer in which my MMF2 application is running.

    I am not positive which registry key...
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    Using the OS object...

    Hey, folks!

    I am working on a project where I need to determine hardware and software computer requirements for the computer on which my application is running.

    I thought I would use the OS...
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    Re: Differences between Java and Flash?...

    Thanks for the replies, guys!

    One function I have had to do a "work-around" using Java is allowing the user to click on a link in the application and be delivered to a third-party Web site. In...
  118. Re: Problem creating event for the DialogBox object...

    Hey, guys!

    Ah, I see!... I didn't realize that the "Open Modal" action had that effect! (I tell you, I learn something new about this product every day!)

    So, Jaffob, how would I use the...
  119. Re: Problem creating event for the DialogBox object...

    Hey, LB!

    Hmmm... I didn't realize that opening the dialog box modally would affect that event. Indeed, I am intentionally opening the dialog box modally.

    I tried a test with the additional...
  120. Problem creating event for the DialogBox object...

    Hey, folks.

    I'm having some difficulty properly creating an event using the DialogBox object. I love this object, but I'm having problems making it do what I want it to do.

    I have a large set...
  121. Re: Question regarding Jaffob's new Commandline object

    Hey, Jaffob!

    Actually, nevermind my idea--I don't think I expressed it well. Your idea in using the Instance Communicator is a much better idea. I'll play around with that.

    Thanks again for...
  122. Re: Question regarding Jaffob's new Commandline object

    Hey, Jaffob!

    Since you have been such a great teacher in teaching me how file associations are set up, I was able to successfully configure all my file associations with the Registry2 object. ...
  123. Re: Question regarding Jaffob's new Commandline object

    Hey, Jaffob!

    Actually, I was glad that I was the catalyst to help find a bug with the Power System object. It definitely is a small, small way I can give back to the awesome ClickTeam community!...
  124. Re: Question regarding Jaffob's new Commandline object

    Hey, Jaffob!

    I'm getting closer to fixing this!

    So, for the MP3 file extension, I've done this:

    1.) Using the Power System object to create a file association called "MyAssociations".

    2.)...
  125. Re: Question regarding Jaffob's new Commandline object

    So, let me see if I am following you here...

    When I set up my file associations, I used "Play with My Media Player". When I look in the "Shell" key, I would set the "(Default)" key to "Play with...
  126. Re: Question regarding Jaffob's new Commandline object

    Hey, Jaffob!

    Hmmm... I see the "Command sub-key under each "display name" (such as "open"), but I don't see what you mean by the "system name."

    So, if I look at "txtfile\shell" key, I see the...
  127. Re: Question regarding Jaffob's new Commandline object

    Hey, Jaffob!

    I'm afraid I'm a little confused--but the learning process is good!

    I have tracked down how to view all the "shell" keys from each created file type in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT. When I...
  128. Re: Question regarding Jaffob's new Commandline object

    Hey, Jaffob!

    Thanks for that detailed clarification. It was indeed helpful! I found that if I used the "Create/Setup File Type" action, that icons would properly display next to associated file...
  129. Re: Question regarding Jaffob's new Commandline object

    Hey, Jaffob! Thank you very much for looking at this!

    Well, you definitely taught me something new today: I didn't realize that one couldn't open multiple files from Windows Explorer (by...
  130. Re: Question regarding Jaffob's new Commandline object

    Hey, Jaffob!

    You may download the latest iteration of my MFA file here:

    View MFA


    While you're at it, could you take a look at your Power System object's "Set Default Association" action,...
  131. Question regarding Jaffob's new Commandline object

    Hey, folks!

    I started playing around with Jaffob's new Commandline object... I wanted to ask whether I was using it properly, as it seems that it only functions if one item is selected to be...
  132. Re: Requesting assistance with file associations...

    Hey, guys! As usual, it's LB and Jaffob working on this issue! :)

    I'm afraid I'm confused (which doesn't take much)... Where exactly would I use a Number Pad Space? In the "Set as Default...
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    Re: Fonts on different computers

    Hey, Grim Jester.

    The "O" stands for "OpenType," a different type of font technology which has been standardized by Adobe, Microsoft, and the rest of the "standardization community." OpenType, I...
  134. Requesting assistance with file associations...

    Hey, folks!

    A few months ago LB and Jaffob were awesome enough to help me get started with being able to set up file associations with the Power System object, then to open a file from Windows...
  135. Replies
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    Differences between Java and Flash?...

    Hey, folks!

    I have a broad question regarding the differences between Java and Flash output in being able to access client-side resources (such as the client-side file system).

    Presently I am...
  136. Re: How can I open a browser window like this?....

    Wow...

    You guys TOTALLY rock!

    What an elegant solution!

    Thank you, both StephenL and LB, for your help! I very much appreciate it.
  137. Re: How can I open a browser window like this?....

    Hey, LB!

    Yeah, I was finding in my experimentation that trying to open an HTML file as a no-go. So, I started looking into how to add command-line parameters to the most common Web browsers. I...
  138. Re: How can I open a browser window like this?....

    Hey, folks! Thanks for the replies!

    Konidias: I'm afraid that the URL object is not available in Java development (though it would likely solve my problem quite handily!).

    StephenL: Hmmm... ...
  139. How can I open a browser window like this?....

    Hey, folks!

    I know this isn't exactly the right forum, but I thought I would post this query here since there may be a number of awesome developers who don't develop in Java...

    I am using MMF2...
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    Results from signing a Java applet...

    Hey, folks!

    Thanks to the excellent instructions posted on this forum, I was able to successfully sign a Java applet. However, when I run that applet from Internet Explorer 8 and the query...
  141. How would I point to a Web site using a Java app?

    Hey, folks!

    I'm having a hard time figuring out how to reference the reader to a Web site (that is, they would click on a GUI element and it would open a browser window to a Web site). This would...
  142. Re: How do I include quotation marks in a text string?

    Hey, thanks for your help guys! That indeed did the trick! (I knew it was an easy question!)


    Most appreciatively...

    RGBreality
  143. How do I include quotation marks in a text string?

    Hey, folks!

    I have what probably is an easy question, though I don't know the answer to it: When entering a text string to be displayed by an extension which displays text (such as the String...
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    Re: Exporting Java for the Mac...

    Hey, Jamie! Thank you again for your input!

    Actually, I have been pushing my (cheap-ass) boss to invest in the $69 MMF2 Flash export plug-in so I can produce this in Flash. Unfortunately, he...
  145. Replies
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    Re: Exporting Java for the Mac...

    Hey, Jamie! Thanks for jumping into the conversation (since are you likely to be the most knowledgeable among us about this).

    I actually want my Internet Java application to run online--not on...
  146. Replies
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    Re: Exporting Java for the Mac...

    Hey, BrashMonkey!

    I have very limited experience using Java output, but from what testing I have done with a coworker who has an Apple iPad, his iPad cannot open JAR output (as output from the...
  147. Replies
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    Re: Exporting Java for the Mac...

    So, the "Java for Mac" option can only work if the Java application is first loaded onto the Apple device; it won't work from a Web site. Is that correct?

    Presently my default project settings...
  148. Replies
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    Exporting Java for the Mac...

    Hey, folks!

    I have successfully been able to export my MMF2 application to Java for the Mac. However, not being a Mac-head, I don't know which file(s) I need an Apple device to initially...
  149. Re: Having problems using the Print object with Java

    I think Czentnar is correct, though my experience with MMF2 Java development is very limited... But I did find that once I moved my events from the Global events and into a frame's events, then all...
  150. How to set text size for the Print object?

    Hey, folks!

    I am using the Print object in a Java Stand-Alone Internet Application. With the Print object, I am printing a text string. Presently, it all works fine (the ClickTeam team did an...
  151. Re: Having problems using the Print object with Java

    Ah, I see what the problem is...

    It seems that when creating an MMF2 project in Java Stand-Alone Internet Application, global events don't function (meaning, those set up on the application...
  152. Re: Can I specify a "Tab" in the Expression editor?

    Thanks for the tip, LB! You're awesome!


    Most appreciatively...

    RGBreality
  153. Having problems using the Print object with Java

    Hey, folks!

    I seem to be having a hard time using the Print object in a Java stand-alone Internet applet... During run-time I get the message whether to allow the Java applet to access print...
  154. Can I specify a "Tab" in the Expression editor?

    Hey, folks!

    I am using the Print object to print a text string. I would like to add some basic formatting to this string by adding "Tabs" in places. I was wondering if there was a way to specify...
  155. Re: Question regarding the writing of a condition...

    Hey, Jabob! How are you? What a bionically-fast reply! That did the trick! (I love learning something new about this kick-ass product)

    Thank you yet again, Jacob!


    Most appreciatively...
    ...
  156. Question regarding the writing of a condition...

    Hey folks!

    I was wondering if there was some way I could write a condition such that one component was required, but two or more were logical OR conditions. As an example, consider this condition...
  157. Re: How can I double-click on a file and open it?

    Thank you for all the feedback, guys--especially for LB's help and effort in this!

    I will keep playing with this and see if I can get it working. If I have any other questions, I'll post a new...
  158. Question regarding the "Advanced Tab" widget...

    Hey, folks!

    I wasn't sure if this was the appropriate forum to ask a question about a widget; I'm seeking some technical assistance with it, so I thought it was more appropriate to post this...
  159. Re: How can I double-click on a file and open it?

    Hey, LB! Thank you for looking at the implementation of your Command Line import function... That's one less thing to worry about! I think I also appropriately removed the Start of Frame action...
  160. Re: I seem to have broken my "File" object...

    Hey, folks!

    Thank you for your quick assistance! Jeff, that was the trick: I needed to include a "clear last error" action before I could load the File object dialog box.

    Thank you again for...
  161. I seem to have broken my "File" object...

    Hey, folks!

    I hate when I do dumb things like break an aspect of an MFA application that was once working, but now isn't. To make matters worst, I can't seem to figure how to fix it.

    The...
  162. Re: How can I double-click on a file and open it?

    Hey, LB! You are one awesome guy for helping me out like this!

    And you're also awesome for giving me some best-practices tips. Despite that I have been using MMF2 for about a year now, I'm sure...
  163. Re: How can I double-click on a file and open it?

    Ah, I see... Thanks for the good tip.

    I did remove all the file extension type associations (manually) that this application adjusts. Unfortunately, it still crashes at run-time.

    Are there...
  164. Re: How can I double-click on a file and open it?

    Hey, LB!

    I must be confused between the different Power System object actions...

    I had thought that the "extension XYZ does not exist" condition represented that the local computer did not know...
  165. Re: How can I double-click on a file and open it?

    Hey, LB! Thank you again for your assistance with this. And a big thanks to Jaffob and SortaCore for their clarification with the Power System object.

    I'm afraid that when I use the Power System...
  166. Re: How can I double-click on a file and open it?

    Hey, LB! Thank you for your continual advice! I really appreciate it!

    I have made progress in this endeavor... I found that using the YASO object seemed to work better in creating the file...
  167. Re: How can I double-click on a file and open it?

    Ah, I see that the Internal List Object is another excellent LB extension! Thank you for pointing me to it (and I see you updated it recently).

    I was also able to find Nifflas' Widget. I'll have...
  168. Re: How can I double-click on a file and open it?

    Hey, LB! Thank you very much for putting together this example file for me!

    I am having a problem accessing it, though, as I don't have the "Internal object" object installed (nor can I find it...
  169. Re: How can I double-click on a file and open it?

    Hey, folks! Thank you for the replies.

    How do I access the command line to retrieve the path to selected files?

    EDIT: I'm also stumped as to what the conditions for such an event would be. ...
  170. How can I double-click on a file and open it?

    Hey, folks!

    For a change of pace, I'm creating a media player which can play most video and audio formats (though it relies on external codecs to already be installed.

    I want to add the...
  171. Re: Which extension would I use to make a JS API call?

    Hey, LB! How are you? Thanks for the quick reply!

    Let me ask you this: I intend that the JavaScript API open HTML in a Web Control object--not an external Web browser. Can the Web Control...
  172. Which extension would I use to make a JS API call?

    Hey, folks!

    Does MMF2 have an extension which I can use to make a JavaScript API call? Would I use the Lua object (and use the "Call a string" action)?

    Please note that I'm new to JavaScript,...
  173. Can the Registry object determine a file type?

    Hey, folks!

    I was wondering if the Registry object can be used to determine if the computer running an MMF2 application knows of a particular file type extension? Specifically, I'd like to check...
  174. Re: I know that MMF2 wasn't designed to do this, but..

    Hey, folks! Thanks for the feedback!

    Actually the run-time MMF2 EXE does more than just display text and grpahics--these are just the visual elements on each frame. The executables performs a...
  175. I know that MMF2 wasn't designed to do this, but..

    Hey, folks!

    I know that MMF2 wasn't designed to offer this kind of functionality, but I was wondering if there was a way (or someone had devised a way) in which a static layout in a frame could be...
  176. Re: How to send a "Close" Windows Kernel command?

    Hey, Dynasoft! Thank you for your reply!

    For some reason, when I use SC_CLOSE, it minimizes the Outlook e-mail window instead of closing it. (Please note that the target window is an e-mail...
  177. How to send a "Close" Windows Kernel command?

    Hey, folks!

    I'm trying to figure out how I can use the Kernel object to send a message to a Microsoft Outlook e-mail window to close (via a "Send Message" command to that window).

    Just to help...
  178. Re: How do I do "ALT-F4" with the Control X object?

    Hey, StephenL! Thank you very much!

    I hope you have a great day!



    Most appreciatively...

    RGBreality
  179. How do I do "ALT-F4" with the Control X object?

    Hey, folks!

    For the life of me, I've been having a hard time figuring out how to use the keyboard shortcut "ALT-F4" via the ControlX object. I see how one enables this shortcut, but not how to...
  180. Re: Capture an image from the Clipboard, then return?

    Hey, folks! Thanks for your reply, Looki! I should have remembered the Surface object can do that!

    Actually, the reason why I want to be able to save an image to the Clipboard, then later return...
  181. Capture an image from the Clipboard, then return?

    Hey, folks!

    Is there a way I can capture an image from the Windows Clipboard, then send that same image back to the Windows Clipboard?


    RGBreality
  182. How to prevent MS Outlook from being closed?

    Hey, folks!

    I have been using the Kernel object with great success in preventing most application windows from closing (or minimizing/maximizing) in such projects that it was needed.

    However, I...
  183. How do I create a new thread using the Memory obj?

    Hey, folks!

    I wanted to experiment with using Jamie's (updated) Memory object. Specifically, I wanted a screensaver I'm working on it load into a new thread.

    While I see the action in how to...
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    Re: Problem signing a Java Applet

    Sorry about that... See if these links work:

    MFA File

    Signed JAR File Which Cannot Be Opened in Web Browser


    RGBreality
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    Re: Problem signing a Java Applet

    Hey, Francois!

    No, I don't use the Window Control object. (I found that when I first tried using one, the unsigned JAR file wouldn't open.)

    Just to reiterate, I am able to successfully produce...
  186. Replies
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    Re: Problem signing a Java Applet

    Hey, Francois!

    Actually, producing the JAR file isn't the problem, nor is it signing it (following the post in this forum how to do so). Once the JAR has been signed, I cannot open it via the...
  187. Replies
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    Re: Problem signing a Java Applet

    I'm afraid I'm still having problems being able to open a signed JAR file originally produced from MMF2.

    Could it be something wrong I've set up inside the MFA file? It seems that I am able to...
  188. I suck at math: Need help with "reverse orbiting"

    Hey, folks!

    Thanks to LB and his "spin.mfa" example he offered some time ago, I have been able to successfully set up a group of Active objects to orbit around a central Active object. The...
  189. Re: How to combine two images in an Active object?...

    Thanks for the replies, guys!

    No, I wasn't trying to do this on the fly; it was during design time.

    I am resorting to designing all the images in a third-party tool, and adjusting their size...
  190. How to combine two images in an Active object?...

    Hey, folks!

    Is it possible to copy a frame from one Active object (which has an alpha channel) and paste it into the frame of another Active object?

    Whenever I try to do so, the alpha channel...
  191. Replies
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    Re: Problem signing a Java Applet

    Hey, Nivram!

    I'm afraid that my MFA file is just a tad larger than 1 MB, so I can't upload it to the File Archive forum.

    Let me see if I can share my MFA this way:

    MFA File In Which Its...
  192. Replies
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    Re: Problem signing a Java Applet

    Hey, Jamie! Thanks for your reply!

    I am indeed trying to open the JAR file via an HTML file (and not the JAR file directly). I took the MMF2-produced HTML file and edited the name of the signed...
  193. Replies
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    Problem signing a Java Applet

    Hey, folks!

    I am trying to sign a Java Applet that uses a File object and Download object in it. After following Game_Master's instructions on how to sign a Java Applet, I downloaded and...
  194. Re: Problem producing Internet-based Java output

    Ah, you're so right, Francois! Thank you for your help!



    Most appreciatively...

    RGBreality
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    Question regarding the Key object...

    Hey, folks!

    I was wondering if there was a way for the Key object to recognize double-mouse clicks?

    I am working on a project whereby the user would select a file from a non-MMF2 application's...
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    Re: Question using the Timeline object...

    Ah, LB! You are a good teacher! You were patient to help me out and took the time to give me hints and help, but you made me figure out what I was doing wrong myself! Kudos!

    I figured that I...
  197. How can I tell which Windows OS is running?

    Hey, folks!

    I am trying to figure out how I can have a run-time MMF2 Developer application determine which Windows OS it is running on. I have seen both the OS and the Kernel objects have ways of...
  198. Replies
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    Re: Question using the Timeline object...

    Hey, LB!

    Hmmm... I still seem to be having the same problem... After I record three keystrokes ("abc"), playback produces multiple iterations of each letter, as if each Timeline object event...
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    Re: 3D menu Widget - Wild Widget Contest entry

    Hey, folks!

    Is there anyplace where Czentnar's 3D Menu Widget can be downloaded? It seems all the links in this thread are dead. I'd love to use the new version!

    Thank you!



    Most...
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    Re: Question using the Timeline object...

    Hey, LB!

    Hmmm... I'm not sure I revised this action correctly (on the condition that a keystroke is made). Could you take another look at this and see if I did this correctly?

    View MFA

    ...
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