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Anonymous
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« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2006, 02:56:11 PM »

Whoa dude, now THIS is awesome!

I won't ever use it probably but still... Awesome XD


edit: i see you want feedback/testing. so i guess i WILL use it then ;]

edi2: 2 things i noticed so far (testing the DOS version under win ME)

1) at the bottom, there are some "·", I assume that is supposed to be replaced with some other symbol... but i dont know what. maybe "|" ?


2) When holding the mouse button and "scrolling" i.e. like if you were selecting a large group of text and moving off screen the thing scrolls WAY too fast; you'll instantly go from bottom to top if dragging up, and vice versa if going down ;]

edit3: clicking a link in the FAQ, makes the cursor jump to the title line but.. its on the BOTTOM of the screen... should be on the top, I think

edit4: i clicked on the "find more informatino on reading get/put buffers "HERE" thing, and there was no way back... x.x and then after screwing around in that window for a while dragging up and down quickly i caused a crash... =P



i like the look tho, very soft on the eyes, like qb's.

Really good idea...
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coderJeff
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« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2006, 03:41:11 PM »

The "·" is from a user putting html directly in the wiki topic:  which works fine if the output format is html (chm), but not so good otherwise.  I'll either have to parse html codes, or remove them from the wiki.  grr.

heh, lightning-speed-scroll is not exactly useful: I can add a scroll delay and a side scroll bar.

I'll note the point about the anchors.

Edit: I tried really hard to pretend to be frustrated and scroll randomly, but, I couldn't produce the crash.

ESC or BACKSPACE, will return to a previous topic, and F1 goes to the start page.

Thanks for trying it out!
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Anonymous
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« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2006, 05:53:33 PM »

anytime.

post a version compiled with -g and i can attempt to reproduce the crash within gdb, if you'd like.
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DrV
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« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2006, 11:40:55 PM »

Looks really nice. Cheesy

The Windows version on Windows XP (and probably any OS with a scrollable console - Windows 2000, etc.) has a slight problem - it apparently thinks the screen is as tall as the total scrollable buffer, not just the visible screen, so the bottom of the screen is way down at 300 lines.  I assume this is because WIDTH returns the size of that scrollable region, which I remember being discussed a while ago - I'll see if I can dig that up; the current behavior seems somewhat useless.  To avoid this, you could set the console size manually with WIDTH, but that seems non-optimal.  Also, the scroll wheel doesn't work in full screen, but I think that is a known/possibly unsolvable problem.  (The scroll wheel input should also work on "real" DOS with a CuteMouse 2.0+ mouse driver - I'll have to test this sometime. Smiley )
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« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2006, 05:42:52 AM »

Quote from: "coderJeff"
... something for the hardcore dos freaks. Tongue

fbhelp.exe (dos) and fbhelpw.exe (windows) console help viewer for FreeBASIC manual.

Still lots to do, but I would like to get feedback on how it runs under dos/windows and any feature requests.

Source under a GNU compatible license will eventually be available.  Binaries only for this testing release.

Download available from my (Unoffiicial) FreeBASIC Manual page:
http://frontpage.execulink.com/coder/freebasic/docs.asp

Important keys: F1=DocToc, F2=readme, CTRL+X = Exit.

Thanks!

EDIT: Oops.  I first built the download with an older snapshot of the wiki.  For more recent wiki.  Please DL again, sorry.


hahahahaha now that has a nice qb feal to the manual Cheesy
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« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2006, 09:23:47 AM »

Quote from: "DrV"
The Windows version on Windows XP (and probably any OS with a scrollable console - Windows 2000, etc.) has a slight problem - it apparently thinks the screen is as tall as the total scrollable buffer, not just the visible screen, so the bottom of the screen is way down at 300 lines.


Yeah, this is a problem with the NT based consoles since the default buffers are 300. What I did was right click the title bar, select Properties from the menu and the Layout tab. You can change the default settings there. I changed it to 80 by 40. You also need to uncheck the Quick Edit checkboxes under the Options tab so the mouse will work. Since you can save the settings for future sessions, you only have to do this once.

One suggestion for the windows version: Putting a little Close button up in the top right corner--Turbo Vision style--would be nice. Good  job on this.
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coderJeff
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« Reply #21 on: July 16, 2006, 09:31:54 AM »

@tbbw,  thanks.

@Drv,  The dos version behaves correctly in a scrollable window.  The windows version does not.  It should probably work the same as the dos version.  (i.e. like running qb or edit in a window).  Currently the word wrap is fixed at 76 columns, which is done by the help file generator.  (not the viewer)

I don't think I have ever changed the screen buffersize from 80x25 until just now.  I always used mode con lines=50.  I also see that the windows version does not work at all with a screenbuffer wider than 80 columns.  I'm bypassing some of the fb run-time stuff.  Maybe I shouldn't do that, or try to remember why I did that, and possibly report bugs on the fbrt.

You'll still need the "fbhelp.dat" file from the exe download for this to work.

EDIT: Old source link deleted.

Quote from: "rdc"
One suggestion for the windows version: Putting a little Close button up in the top right corner--Turbo Vision style--would be nice. Good job on this.


Good idea and easy to do.  Thanks

EDIT: To follow this topic see here: http://www.freebasic.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5002

Thanks
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