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James Fuller

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Re: zTrace version 3.00
« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2020, 04:12:13 pm »
Patrice,
   This is much easier. A bit bigger but ....
I just added a few lines to the ztrace.cpp file
I do have to close the zTrace window with the "x" instead of having the program that called it exit for it to be persistent.

James

Patrice Terrier

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Re: zTrace version 3.00
« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2020, 09:07:52 pm »
James

GetTempath, should already have a trailing back slash, please check the value returned by the API before adding zTrace3.cfg.

Other way L"\\" should be added only if missing.

See the PathAddBackslash API
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James Fuller

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Re: zTrace version 3.00
« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2020, 09:10:22 pm »
Patrice,
  I guess I'm just getting too old for coding!
Delete this topic. It was my oversight.
I thought just unloading the zTrace dll by termination of the program that called it would create/update the cfg file.
I also thought I wrote a small snippit that printed GetTempPath and it did not have a trailing "\", but on further review it does,just as you said.
Sorry to have bothered you.
James

 

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Re: zTrace version 3.00
« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2020, 02:27:37 pm »
James

How old are you, i think coding is good to keep our neurone at work ;)
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James Fuller

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Re: zTrace version 3.00
« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2020, 04:36:42 pm »
Patrice,
  After a reboot of me (a good nights sleep) and the computers my OCD would not let me drop this. I found I'm not as bad as I previously thought.
I again used zTrace64.dll from the forum posting.
After the window popped up I right clicked and selected the create debug.txt.
After the popup menu closed I right clicked again and the create debug.txt item was checked.
I then closed the ztrace window using the red "x"
The ztrace.cfg file was created in my user temp folder but nothing was written to it. It had a size of 0
When I ran my app again and right clicked the ztrace window the create debug.txt was not checked.

I then took the ztrace 3.01 ztrace.cpp source and only added a couple of lines at the top. No change to the GetTempPath. I compiled with the attached buildit.bat file.
I replaced zTrace64.dll (3.00) from the forum with the new 3.01 (renamed 3.02 by me).

I deleted ztrace.cfg from the temp folder and repeated the above. This time the ztrace.cfg had a size of 1
and all worked as expected.

The Test_zTrace.cpp was created with BCX and is a non-unicode app that just calls zTrace through ZPRINT which is defined as:
#define ZPRINT(x) zTrace(AnsiToWide((char*)(x)))

platform:
Windows 10 64. version 2004(osbuild 19041.508)

I'm not going to beat on this anymore. I don't know why mine works and your's does not? I now have a working version.

I would like permission to include my version with an upcoming BcxAdp (BCX Application Development Platform)
All of your copyright notices and acknowledgments would be included.

Mr BCX has done a fantastic job on updating BCX. Now with a working pre-compiler meta command $PP I do not have to fork and change BCX to add more of the c++ items I want.

Thank for your patience.
Age: 72
James





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Re: zTrace version 3.00
« Reply #20 on: September 10, 2020, 07:28:24 pm »
James

You are just one year older than me ;)

Obviously i can't see any difference between the 2 codes, except that i am using the Visual Studio environment, while you are using the command line.

I am using Windows 10 Professional 2004 OS version 19041.508

Yes, you have my permission to include zTrace64 with the upcoming BcxAdp.

Where are you living?


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James Fuller

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Re: zTrace version 3.00
« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2020, 08:02:57 pm »
James

You are just one year older than me ;)


Where are you living?

I am here:
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James