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Re: ProjectCenter on windows


From: Germán Arias
Subject: Re: ProjectCenter on windows
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 21:49:03 -0600
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Hi

On 2014-09-26 03:54:39 -0600 Riccardo Mottola <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> currently, ProjectCenter on windows fails to open any existing project forme. 
> no windows pops up and the app itself remains in an inconsistent state, I 
> need to kill it.
> 
> I guess this is due to German's Changes to make "native window panels" work 
> and other window specific code #ifdef'd with WIN32
> 
> I think this change needs to be backed out: it is hard-compiled for windows. 
> But it will break if one runs on windows with  a theme which is not the WinUX 
> theme. I guess that would happen for any other theme which does not use the 
> native panels
> 
> Everything should work fine with the "default" settings. I see only two paths 
> to exit this
> 1) Make the needed features available and working through the theme end 
> theming engine (possibly best, this would allow for the application code to 
> remain completely unchanged)
> 2) detect the running theme at runtime.
> 
> Suggestions? Comments?
> 
> Riccardo
> 

Just until now I remember this problem.

The most easy and logic (I think) solution, is make to PC use a different 
extension for each type of project. This is the BIG problem with PC. Other 
document based apps (Ink and Gorm) works perfectly with native panels and don't 
require changes, and you can switch the theme without problems. The changes I 
did in WinUXTheme achieves this. With PC the native panels don't have idea 
about how handle the differents documents because all use the same extension. 
So, for this reason PC needs special tweaks.

Germán




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