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Running a Windows shortcut with prowin32.exe and -b (PROPATH issue)

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Hi,

As above I have a windows shortcut with the following;

Target;

C:\OE102B\bin\prowin32.exe -b -basekey ini -ininame RunTasks.ini -pf RunTasks.pf -p RunTasks.r -param '1,2,3'

Start In;

C:\.....jobs.

My problem is that the PROPATH does not seem to getting set. My RunTasks.p file tries to access a static property of a class;

...utilities.LoadConfig:pConfig = ipcConfigPath NO-ERROR.

But I get the error;

LoadConfig error: Static instance failed to load. Cannot reference ....utilities.LoadConfig. (14631)

I tried to instanciate an instance class too but with no luck. The error was;

** "...taskscheduler.TaskScheduler" was not found. (293)

My ini file looks correct. I also tried not using an ini file and using a starter program to set the correct PROPATH and call my RunTasks.p, also with no luck.

Can anyone help with this?

Thanks,

Mark.

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  • What is shown if you add this line to your code...
     
    message propath view-as alert-box.
     
    Brian

  • Hi Brian,

    I get the expected PROPATH in the message. That's what's confusing me a little!

    PROPATH: C:\...TaskScheduler,C:\...jobs,C:\...utilities,C:\...classes,C:\OE102B\gui,C:\OE102B\gui\adecomm.pl,C:\OE102B\gui\adecomp.pl,C:\OE102B\gui\adedesk.pl,C:\OE102B\gui\adedict.pl,C:\OE102B\gui\adeedit.pl,C:\OE102B\gui\adeicon.pl,C:\OE102B\gui\aderes.pl,C:\OE102B\gui\adeshar.pl,C:\OE102B\gui\adeuib.pl,C:\OE102B\gui\adeweb.pl,C:\OE102B\gui\adexml.pl,C:\OE102B\gui\prodict.pl,C:\OE102B\gui\protools.pl,C:\OE102B,C:\OE102B\bin

    My Config class with the static properties and methods lives in the utilities folder.

    Mark.

  • Hi Brian.

    I get the expected output;

    PROPATH: C:\...TaskScheduler,C:\...jobs,C:\...utilities,C:\...classes,C:\OE102B\gui,C:\OE102B\gui\adecomm.pl,C:\OE102B\gui\adecomp.pl,C:\OE102B\gui\adedesk.pl,C:\OE102B\gui\adedict.pl,C:\OE102B\gui\adeedit.pl,C:\OE102B\gui\adeicon.pl,C:\OE102B\gui\aderes.pl,C:\OE102B\gui\adeshar.pl,C:\OE102B\gui\adeuib.pl,C:\OE102B\gui\adeweb.pl,C:\OE102B\gui\adexml.pl,C:\OE102B\gui\prodict.pl,C:\OE102B\gui\protools.pl,C:\OE102B,C:\OE102B\bin

    My static property class LoadConfig is in the utilities folder.

    Mark

  • Specify fully qualified paths (no ..’s)

  • I think you are being hit by MS’s “i know better than you do” mentiality where it makes the current working directory be something other than what you specified.
     
    You can test this by running the following code:
     
    file-info:file-name = “.”.
    message file-info:full-pathname view-as alert-box.

  • Also, when you say the my config class lives in the utilities folder, make sure that it matches the class package name (i.e. my.config.someclass would need to be in c:\...utilities\my\config directory).

  • I've taken your advice Brian and everything checks out. Still no joy I'm afraid but thanks for taking the time to reply.

    My gut feeling is that it's the -b startup parameter so I'll concentrate my efforts in that area.

    Mark.

  • Mark,
     
    What happens if you remove the -b parameter?  Does the code work?

  • All sorts of hilarity ensues as the AVM tries to open each one of the -param entries as if it were a file;

    [17/12/28@13:02:47.034+0000] P-010296 T-014168 2 4GL 4GLMESSAGE '1

    [17/12/28@13:02:47.034+0000] P-010296 T-014168 2 4GL 4GLMESSAGE Cannot open file.

    [17/12/28@13:02:47.034+0000] P-010296 T-014168 2 4GL 4GLMESSAGE

    [17/12/28@13:02:47.034+0000] P-010296 T-014168 2 4GL 4GLMESSAGE The path or filename may be incorrect or the file may not exist.

    [17/12/28@13:02:47.034+0000] P-010296 T-014168 2 4GL 4GLMESSAGE Creating Untitled buffer in its place.

  • I believe that’s because your code doesn’t end with a QUIT statement.

  • Ah, yes, I'd forgotten that I'd commented the QUIT out! Still the same problem so there goes my -b theory!

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  • Hi Brian,

    That's very kind of you but I've sorted it. I was my PROPATH. Specifically, the .\ prefix which I presumed means go to the top folder and work down but was actually working down from my starting folder (which doesn't contain all the src code).

    Mark.

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