We at Icetips Alta have been very busy lately re-organizing and planning the future. I want to take the opportunity and give you some ideas about what is going to be happening in the next month or so. While this schedule is not set in stone, we will be following it as closely as we possibly can. You can read the newsletter online at http://www.icetips.com/forum/index.php?board=23.0
We are releasing a new product tomorrow and a new class/template for the Icetips Utilities next week. A documentation update for the Utilities is coming up on March 1st and some minor updates to other products for the rest of the month. Window Fixer final release, Tuesday, February 10, 2010
This is a set of templates and classes that make sure that windows are visible on the monitor when the windows open. For more information please see http://www.icetips.com/windowfixer.php
This product is released into both our Silver and Gold subscriptions and is compatible with both ABC and Clarion (Legacy) template chains. It works with both Clarion 6 and 7.x and comes with example applications for both versions.
The Icetips Window Fixer takes care of checking the position of each window when it opens and move it if necessary to make sure that the window is visible. It works on application frame windows, MDI windows and non-MDI windows. The Window Fixer enumerates all monitors on the system and will check each window and each monitor to make sure that the windows are correctly positioned. If windows are partially or fully outside of the virtual screen the Window Fixer will move them to the nearest monitor. Webinar, Friday, February 12, 2010
I will be presenting at a webinar on http://www.clarionlive.com
next Friday, February 12. I will present the Window Fixer and some stuff from the Icetips Utilities. I encourage you to sign up and join the webinar - it is completely free of charge - and if you get any ideas for improvements or new functionality during the webinar, please let me know:)Thread limiter template/classes in Utilities, beta starts February 15, 2010
The thread limiter is a set of templates and classes that you can apply to procedures to prevent them from being executed multiple times. Most thread limiters only offer an option to limit the call to a procedure to one, but with our thread limiter you can limit it to a number of instances, for example 2 or 5 or whatever number you want. You can also set which instance you want to bring up when the maximum is reached. This flexibility makes it possible for you to easily use it as a limit on demo applications for example. There is one global template and one template that you apply to the procedures that you want to apply the thread limit to. Outlookbar with translation support release February 15, 2010
This build includes some very minor updates, mainly support for runtime translations. SQL Browse release
This build, includes a minor fix for Clarion 7.x will be out shortly. There will be more new builds for the SQL Browses in the next couple of months to implement some changes that have been in the pipelines for a long time as well as completely updated documentation. Utilities documentation update on March 1, 2010
This release will be primarily to update the documentation. We are still behind on the documentation but our goal is to have all templates and classes completely documented before the end of May, 2010. I have tried to make sure that new methods and changes are documented immediately. The documentation right now is close to 300 pages and there is still a lot of work to be done.New ideas
The two new items on our list, the Window Fixer and the Thread Limiter are the results of ideas that we have gotten from our customers. Most of our products and enhancements have come about because we had need for them in our own projects or in projects for our clients. We are always interested in hearing from you, our customers, about ideas for new products or enhancements to existing products. So if you are thinking "It would be cool to be able to..." don't hesitate to let us know what you are thinking about! You never know, we might be able to use it!
Arnor Baldvinsson - Icetips Alta LLC
Port Angeles - Washingtonhttp://www.icetips.com