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Offline S.O.P.M.

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GLBasic IDE graphical failures
« on: 2012-Mar-15 »
Hello,

I really want to know if anyone else has these problems with the GLBasic IDE. For me often I cannot continue my work because of graphical failures which make the IDE not longer usable. There are different situations, one of them you can see in the screenshot. Mostly the menu stops working, means, that all the entries are gone. But sometimes the whole editor window is messed up.

Please don't tell me it's my computer - it should be fine because all other software is running properly!

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Re: GLBasic IDE graphical failures
« Reply #1 on: 2012-Mar-15 »
Hmm cant remember haven these issues.
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Re: GLBasic IDE graphical failures
« Reply #2 on: 2012-Mar-15 »
No, I have no problems here.

I have seen the problems you describe though - if I remember correctly it was all fixed ages ago.

What version of GLBasic are you using ?


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Re: GLBasic IDE graphical failures
« Reply #3 on: 2012-Mar-15 »
Never had any of those problems in my two years or so of using GLBasic.
And I put GLBasic through some punishment, with 20 windows open at once.

It sounds like your PC is the problem, or at least some Windows DLLs or OCX controls may be the incorrect versions.
Have you tried uninstalling, then reinstalling GLBasic?  And upgrading to the latest version.
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Re: GLBasic IDE graphical failures
« Reply #4 on: 2012-Mar-15 »
Only IDE problems I have had was with the "Globals" tab on the right not showing the right values for the variables as I was stepping through the program, but that was short lived & quite a while ago. I have never had any of the problems you have described though.

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Re: GLBasic IDE graphical failures
« Reply #5 on: 2012-Mar-15 »
This was a fresh install not many days ago, version is 10.244. Yes I know, now there's already a newer one online.

Well, I have found out how to reproduce the error! Please try the following with your editor: while any code is loaded, stress the menu. Open any menu and press and hold right or left cursor key, so a fast scroll through all the menus starts. After not more than 30 seconds only the menu bar cursor keeps scrolling but the menus are dead. Then the whole editor starts to become instable and may finally crash.
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Re: GLBasic IDE graphical failures
« Reply #6 on: 2012-Mar-15 »
Yep, after about 30 seconds of cycling through the menus, the menus started to mess up. 
Even after stopping the cycling then menus remained screwed up!

I have a solution, don't hold your cursor keys left or right while in a menu for more than 30 seconds!   :P
Not sure what would cause this, sounds like a memory / resource leak or something.
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Re: GLBasic IDE graphical failures
« Reply #7 on: 2012-Mar-15 »
Great that you can verify it. Once the menus are broken also the code edit window becomes affected. It should be fixed, I think. It does not only happen if you stress the menus this way, it also happens if you just use the menus too often.
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Re: GLBasic IDE graphical failures
« Reply #8 on: 2012-Mar-15 »
Same thing happened to me, reason why I probably never had/noticed that problem before is because I rarely use menus just shortcuts like F5, F8 & Crtl S etc. Pretty much the same as any app I use.

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Re: GLBasic IDE graphical failures
« Reply #9 on: 2012-Mar-15 »
That's like saying I have a problem with my car, it keeps crashing,
here's how to replicate it, drive it into a wall :)
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Re: GLBasic IDE graphical failures
« Reply #10 on: 2012-Mar-15 »
I rebenber something similar... and I think was the driver of the GFX card.... perhpas not... but for me GLbasic Graphical interface runs always OK

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Re: GLBasic IDE graphical failures
« Reply #11 on: 2012-Mar-16 »
I've made a bug post for you about it :)

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Re: GLBasic IDE graphical failures
« Reply #12 on: 2012-Mar-16 »
Quote from: okee
That's like saying I have a problem with my car, it keeps crashing,
here's how to replicate it, drive it into a wall :)
Not a good comparison ;) A car isn't made to drive into a wall but a menu is supposed to be opened at any time (and even if 100 times during one session).

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I've made a bug post for you about it :)
Very kind from you, thanks!
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Re: GLBasic IDE graphical failures
« Reply #13 on: 2012-Mar-16 »
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Not a good comparison  A car isn't made to drive into a wall

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