Jeff S. wrote:
First off, great work so far. I have had a little time to look at W-PCD and found it fairly easy to use. I will continue to play with it and report back. Here is some of the things I’ve come across so far.
1. If you try to load a zma that the program doesn’t like you get a unhandled error. I haven’t tried a frd file yet but chances are you will get the same error. Need to trap error and have it pop a message box saying the file is bad or not compatible.
I've got changes in the newest release ready, but I'm not sure if I've got it all covered. If you'd send me a copy of your file, I could easily trace the problem if it still is in the code.
2. The box for Initial directory always defaults back to C:/. Would really like to have it remember the directory I’m using. Let’s say you load your Saved session file after that when you go to load a frd or zma file the program should open in the same directory as the saves file came from.
3. Boxes for entering uf for C, I think should be 2 decimal places.
This directory issue hit me early on as well. It was supposed to default to an entry you make in the initial directly textbox. Initially, if you navigated elsewhere in opening a file, it stayed on the new one. If you leave it at the startup value as default (C:\), that's what stays. Did you try editing the Initial Directory textbox before loading? Edit that and your first open dialog will be in that one.
This is all improved in the next release. The directory dialog now uses the standard Windows directory selection dialog. It also remains as the default. It is saved in the session file, so starting with a session file, you navigate to it and load. When you import a session file, the value in the textbox is over-ridden by the value in the session file. You can change it afterwards, of course. If, however, you load a file from another directory later, the next load will still be from the textbox setting. If feedback shows this to be an issue, I'll consider changing it. I looked at it as users having a project folder in which the necessary files would be placed. It's a tradeoff.
I initially had the cap scrollers set at two decimal places. The problem is that if you use the scroller, the changes are far too slow. It makes the scroller almost useless. You can, however, manually enter any value you want, it just displays a single decimal place. The data is still there. I've never found much need for two decimal places in caps, especially given the usual tolerances of caps.
That’s it for now.
Thanks for all the hard work you have put into this program. Jeff
Thanks for the feedback.