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#86901 - 2002-07-23 10:28 PM Re: Kixforms: Wish-list
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I ran the agent.kix in the KiXtart ZIP file. It's kinda nead, this MS Agent thingy. I will now have to train it to sing 'Happy Birthday' [Big Grin] and find a nice replacement for Merlin.
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#86902 - 2002-07-23 11:57 PM Re: Kixforms: Wish-list
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Hi Shawn,

Great news, please feel free to e-mail me directly with your thoughts at my work address - you will have access to my profile as you are a moderator. Please note that as I am based in the UK and you are located in Toronto, there is a 5 hour time difference so replies could be a little slow at certains times of your day i.e. my night [Wink]

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#86903 - 2002-07-24 10:15 AM Re: Kixforms: Wish-list
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Another suggestion (this feature may already be in Kixforms, but just in case) ... I have an app which requires the user to enter an IP address, therefore I have provided 4 text boxes in a row for the data entry. However, using KiXGUI there is no obvious way to enforce a maximum number of characters in each box, or a data type, so the user can type anything they like which then has to be checked afterwards. It would be nice to limit them to a maximum of three characters and numbers only via some form of text box 'template'.

Rod.

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#86904 - 2002-07-25 12:16 AM Re: Kixforms: Wish-list
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it not currently possible in the box itself but you can do it in event looping...
code:
while $form.visible
if 3<len($textbox.text)
$textbox.text=left($textbox.text,3)
endif
$=execute($form.doevents())
loop

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#86905 - 2002-07-24 11:13 PM Re: Kixforms: Wish-list
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Lonkero,

I sent you an e-mail regarding hosting the RMU. Let me know if you're still interested.

Note on the SCSI terminator issue; The drive was running fine using Arcserve 2000 until it hit around 50GB, then the app would crash with a SCSI error. Adding a terminator to the drive has since fixed the situation???

Sealeopard,

The LTO so far, no discernable performance boost... Various readings though ranging from 50MB/min to 850MB/min? Currently backing up +80GB on 5 servers estimated completion time is 30hrs! [Frown] Gonna run more tests, something ain't groovy here.

Jim
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#86906 - 2002-07-24 11:34 PM Re: Kixforms: Wish-list
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jim, not at vpn connection before this movie ends up...

the hosting thing, not a problem and intrested still...
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#86907 - 2002-07-25 05:56 PM Re: Kixforms: Wish-list
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quote:

The LTO so far, no discernable performance boost... Various readings though ranging from 50MB/min to 850MB/min? Currently backing up +80GB on 5 servers estimated completion time is 30hrs! Gonna run more tests, something ain't groovy here.

That's pretty slow. I'm using SCSI Seagate NS20 Travan tape drives and they average 60MB/min for a local backup and 30MB/min for backups through a switched 100MBits connection using Veritas Backup Exec and the Backup Agents on the remote servers.

I would have hoped for at least a couple of 100MB/min on the minimum side (unless the network connection is the bottleneck)
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#86908 - 2002-07-25 10:59 PM Re: Kixforms: Wish-list
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Got the fast 160 SCSI card and it just so happens that a Gateway PIII Xeon doesn't have a 64bit PCI slot... I can't WIN! [Mad]

The network is fully switched 100Mb with SX fiber backbones; that's not the problem. Could it be the Dual P-Pro 200mhz system? [Mad] Or maybe the PIII 350 "development" desktop, that runs NT Server? [Mad]

Bottom line remains, WHO BUYS GATEWAY SERVERS? [Confused] Arcserve sucks too!

We're still testing though.
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#86909 - 2002-07-26 12:06 AM Re: Kixforms: Wish-list
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Jim: Be aware of a feature of 64bit/66MHz PCI slots. If a motherboard has both 66MHz and 33MHz PCI slots, then the introduction of even a single 33MHz PCI card will throttle the PCI bus down from 66MHz to 33MHz for all slots. However, 64bit and 32bit PCI slots can co-exist without any problem.
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#86910 - 2002-07-26 02:46 AM Re: Kixforms: Wish-list
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wow!
how to overcome that?
even netcards integrated to motherboard use the silly 33...

this is good information though as my boss is thinking some server builders like comebaq are more reliable than the ones I suggested with double the performance...
getting all the guns and will hit him again.
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#86911 - 2002-07-26 04:06 PM Re: Kixforms: Wish-list
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AFAIK, there are boards out there with separate PCI buses, they would solve the problem. I don't know how integrated NICs affect the PCI bus speed of the PCI bus connected to the PCI slots.

I've read about it on StorageReview.com because I was looking into options for RAID cards. There was a discussion about whether a 64bit/33MHz card would be faster than a 32bit/66MHz card or a 64bit/66MHz card and how mixing all those different PCI cards affect PCI bus speeds. The consensus was that a 64bit/33MHz RAID card in combination with 32bit/33MHz NICs is as fast as a 64bit/66MHz RAID becaue of the PCI bus speed drop-down.

I also found that 3Ware just released a 12-channel ATA-RAID card and is about to release a 16-channel ATA-RAID card. Imagine this thing as a fileserver in RAID5 with some monster IDE drives (16 channels = 1 hot-spare + 15 RAID5 = 14*160GB = 2.24TB), should be enough for one's MP3 collection or ripped DVD collection [Smile]
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#86912 - 2002-07-26 04:21 PM Re: Kixforms: Wish-list
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went and red the specs...
It has own processor and as such is a real raid card not just emulator.
that also makes it usable for other things than just file storage in fileserver.

you can even listen the mp3's from those drives without system hang...

wow. I quess I have to re-think my current linux server scenario... currently have software raid on those...
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#86913 - 2002-07-31 11:26 AM Re: Kixforms: Wish-list
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Back to the topic: Kixforms Wish-list! If it's not already possible i would like balloonhelp when placing the mouse over: optionbox, commandbutton, listbox, etc ?? If possible, could someone mail me how ?
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#86914 - 2002-07-31 11:33 AM Re: Kixforms: Wish-list
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you mean like in html code the images have alt?

I would like to see that too as it reduces the need for any readme.
haven't seen any code implementing that and don't think it's in forms yet.
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#86915 - 2002-08-01 08:22 AM Re: Kixforms: Wish-list
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Since im a quite a noob when it comes to these things, the documentation is a big issue.

i also need a progress bar, but i read that its already implemented, just not in the doco yet.

/me waits patiently

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#86916 - 2002-08-01 08:32 AM Re: Kixforms: Wish-list
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also, with gui the pbar can be easily done by anybody.
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#86917 - 2002-08-06 09:32 AM Re: Kixforms: Wish-list
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Since this is the wish list, i would like to add some stuff (if not already implemented):

1. An extra attribute of listbox to determine # of pixels an element would be,and use this to add a horizontal scroll bar.

2. An extra attribute to InputBox saying it is a passwordbox.

Answer on Lonkero's question: yes. Like ALT on HTML and balloonhelp on Winhoze [Wink]

[ 06. August 2002, 09:49: Message edited by: Schuliebug ]
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#86918 - 2002-08-06 02:10 PM Re: Kixforms: Wish-list
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Jan,

I have a couple of potential solutions for the ListWidth issue.

1) Kixforms TNG will have two new properties called TextWidth and TextHeight. They return the Width and Height (respectively) of a string, given the current font setting (Name,Size,Bold). Can be used in a loop to determine the largest pixel width required.

2) In a subsequent release, will implement two new properties called PreferredWidth and PreferredHeight. This will automatically calculate the pixel width of the longest string (PreferredWidth) and the sum of the Height of all strings (PreferredHeight).

Hope this turns the trick. Kixforms TNG is just days away. Just finishing-off some imaging development and almost finished creating a "short-list" of objects, properties, methods and events. Will advise asap.

-Shawn

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#86919 - 2002-08-08 11:38 PM Re: Kixforms: Wish-list
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Shawn,

Great. I'm really looking forward to KiXforms TNG! I programmed around the pixel problem in a listbox, and i've noticed that for a inputbox, password characters could be set. By now, you've received an example of what i did with KiXforms (feel free to post some of it) [Smile]
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#86920 - 2002-08-09 02:03 AM Re: Kixforms: Wish-list
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mmm...
some days, I'm still fighting with the cmh-builder and the m$ help does not actually help at all.
all I want to do is automatically create a chm file and if there is any related text/html-files, add them too...

this stupid chm...
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