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The Roundtable / Re: Tpad - A Text Editor
Last post by Andy - February 19, 2020, 08:51:11 am
No problem - glad it helps.

I use it on many programs - it's a great reference tool.

Andy.
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The Roundtable / Re: Tpad - A Text Editor
Last post by h3kt0r - February 19, 2020, 07:29:17 am
This is really helpful, Andy. Added this to my toolbox. Thanks.
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The Roundtable / Re: Tpad - A Text Editor
Last post by Andy - February 19, 2020, 04:41:12 am
Hecktor,

You may find this useful to you, I wrote it maybe 2 or 3 years ago, it's a constants search program.

It has 71 categories in it, with over 4,000 constants and values.

MSDN (and other sites) mention constant "XYZ" but not always the value.

Please have a look, scroll down to the end to get the last update I did.

http://www.ionicwind.com/forums/index.php?topic=6257.0

There is also a help file & exe file if you just want to use it.

Hope this is useful to you.

Andy.
:)
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The Roundtable / Re: Tpad - A Text Editor
Last post by h3kt0r - February 18, 2020, 10:41:44 am
Thank you.
Roughly, the roadmap is as follow :

- to finish the find/replace functions ("wholeword" & "replace all" options).
- to add a font selector with a filter for fixed pitch fonts.
- to add a basic file browser docked on the right.
- to add an options dialog.
- to add the capacity to show/hide ruler, gutter, toolbar, file browser via the menu.
- to add ownerdraw menu.
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The Roundtable / Re: Tpad - A Text Editor
Last post by Brian - February 18, 2020, 08:55:17 am
Ok, enough - I just beg to differ. I still like your program, though!

Brian
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The Roundtable / Re: Tpad - A Text Editor
Last post by h3kt0r - February 18, 2020, 04:42:13 am
this is what i type in the console to get that :

UPX --best filename.exe

usually it takes less than 2 seconds to compact the file.

I don't agree with you : else why do you still archive files with ZIP (or RAR, etc...) ?
UPX uses LZMA compression, which is used by ZIP.
What you get, in fact, is a zipped executable which is unzipped into memory space and run from there.
Small is beautiful.

I don't like bloatware. Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office, all these very large software that bloat the hard drive
while you can get Sumatra PDF or PolyEdit which only takes a fraction  of the space for the same
basic functionnalities. Mainly : open and read a PDF or a DOC file.
I don't need all the extra stuff that Adobe or Microsoft put into their bloated piece of software.

I rather like a small, fast program that does only one thing but does it correctly than a large, slow
program that does many things (and the coffee) incorrectly.
(and slow is incorrect given the processors we have these days).
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The Roundtable / Re: Tpad - A Text Editor
Last post by Brian - February 18, 2020, 03:20:46 am
I have tried UPX before. If you put in a high value for the compression, a lot of programs just wouldn't run. And you must be using a tight compression value to get it from 184kb to 54kb - that's two-thirds!

I could see the point yonks ago, when RAM and disk space was at a premium, but it doesn't hold water now to compress programs so aggressively

Just my thoughts . . .

Brian
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The Roundtable / Re: Tpad - A Text Editor
Last post by h3kt0r - February 18, 2020, 03:14:29 am
Unfortunately, i can't keep this "About box" as it is. When you click on the main program window scroll bars
while the "About box" is displayed, there is a side effect : you can't close it anymore. Try by yourself,
you'll see what i mean.
Had to change it from WINDOW to DIALOG.

And, yes, i use UPX to compact executables.
I barely use my antivirus. Most of the time, it detects perfectly legitimate programs to be some kind of threat.
And anti-virus programs are a heavy load on system resources. This is not acceptable : false positives + system
heavy load are just turning me off.
Whenever in doubt, i start the anti-virus and use on demand scan on the suspect file.

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The Roundtable / Re: Tpad - A Text Editor
Last post by Brian - February 18, 2020, 03:00:57 am
Liked the About box - very stylish!

Are you using a compression program on the final Tpad.exe? The exe you posted is smaller than the source code! And my anti-virus didn't like it at all - wouldn't let it run. That can happen a lot with compressed exes

My compiled exe is 184kb, and yours is 54kb - big difference

Brian
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