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Forum: [VBP] Third Party Tools 12-23-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Posted By mevans
Sorry for the bother. I have these two lines in...

Sorry for the bother. I have these two lines in my script:

#$VerbosePreference = "continue"
#$VerbosePreference = "SilentlyContinue"

I had been debugging some things and switched it to...
Forum: [VBP] Third Party Tools 12-20-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Posted By mevans
How do I see PowerShell script progress?

I'm using a PowerShell action. It works just fine with Visual Build and I can send data to it and get it back into VBP. My problem with this particular script is that it may run for a very long time...
Forum: [VBP] User Tips, Tricks and Samples 12-19-2019, 11:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Posted By mevans
I've been using the undefined macro trick in some...

I've been using the undefined macro trick in some situations, but it's modal, so I can't review macro values. The two options you mentioned aren't modal, so it looks like one of them will work for...
Forum: [VBP] User Tips, Tricks and Samples 12-19-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Posted By mevans
I'm trying out Wait with Ctrl+C or Ctrl+Break as...

I'm trying out Wait with Ctrl+C or Ctrl+Break as suggested on another post, but that doesn't work.

Ctrl+C doesn't do anything
Ctrl+Break aborts and I can't go to the next step.

All I want is...
Forum: [VBP] User Tips, Tricks and Samples 12-19-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Posted By mevans
Manual intervention step

I have some situations that require manual intervention before proceeding to the next step. I used to shell out to Notepad to open a text file so a human could review the results. That did a great...
Forum: [VBP] Third Party Tools 01-11-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,180
Posted By mevans
The fixed worked. Thanks.

The fixed worked. Thanks.
Forum: [VBP] Third Party Tools 01-08-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,180
Posted By mevans
December 10 update breaks Oracle action

I was just at a good point yesterday to update Visual Build 9.7 to the December 10, 2018 revision. Today I tried running a script that does some Run Oracle Script actions. Visual Build just hung. I...
Forum: [VBP] Suggestions 04-16-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,150
Posted By mevans
Improved .bld file format

There have been a few times when I wished that the .bld file format was easier to navigate programmatically.

For example, all the steps are flat, but contain an indent node. It would be nice if a...
Forum: [VBP] General Discussion 04-16-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,726
Posted By mevans
Yay! This worked. I'm glad I found it. I was...

Yay! This worked. I'm glad I found it. I was originally trying to solve my problem using Write Files. Unfortunately, Write Files only lets you append or overwrite. A possible enhancement for Write...
Forum: [VBP] Suggestions 09-12-2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,104
Posted By mevans
Option for PowerShell script not to treat VBP characters as special

I'd like it if the PowerShell properties step had a checkbox to suppress interpreting anything as special Visual Build characters. Yes, I'd like the option to be able to use brackets and % without...
Forum: [VBP] General Discussion 09-12-2016, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,432
Posted By mevans
I was also looking for the elapsed time. I see...

I was also looking for the elapsed time. I see how to do it from the post. As this post was a few years ago, is that still the best way to get the elapsed time, or are there any built-in macros or...
Forum: [VBP] General Discussion 05-20-2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,318
Posted By mevans
Not remembering column selections

I'm having an issue on one server where Visual Build is not remembering the columns I want displayed. I select them, and select the widths, etc. When I close Visual Build and reopen it, it forgets....
Forum: [VBP] General Discussion 03-31-2016, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,351
Posted By mevans
Echoing command line in %LASTSTEP_OUTPUT%

I don't know if this is a bug or if it's something intentional:

I was trying to capture the output of my Oracle script in %LASTSTEP_OUTPUT%, but I kept getting the command line inserted before the...
Forum: [VBP] Suggestions 03-21-2016, 02:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 4,764
Posted By mevans
Confluence action

I have pages in Confluence which I update with build and deployment information. I'm looking to automate such updates.

I'd love a Confluence macro to which Visual Build can write values. The way...
Forum: [VBP] Third Party Tools 03-21-2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,669
Posted By mevans
JIRA Action

It would be nice to have an action that wraps the JIRA APIs so that I can update information in JIRA. Of course, I might need to get information back from JIRA in order to iterate through things.
...
Forum: [VBP] Suggestions 01-12-2016, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,352
Posted By mevans
Version 9.2 added the Description field, not the...

Version 9.2 added the Description field, not the Category field. It would be helpful to have the Category field.
Forum: [VBP] General Discussion 10-12-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,722
Posted By mevans
Reset LASTSTEP_OUTPUT before running action

I have some situations when I'm running an Oracle script and it doesn't work properly. It's not a situation where VBP detects it as an error, so the error handling script isn't run. However, when I...
Forum: [VBP] Third Party Tools 07-10-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,554
Posted By mevans
v9 - Support for .Net 4.5.2

Can you clarify what "support for .Net 4.5.2" means in VBP 9?

We're already doing builds against .Net 4.5.2 using VBP 8.7 with both MS Build and VS 2013 actions. Now that I see VBP 9 officially...
Forum: [VBP] Third Party Tools 07-08-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,502
Posted By mevans
PerlScript class not registered

I'm trying to use the Run Script action to run a Perl script. When it runs, it says:

Failed to instantiate script engine 'PerlScript': Class not registered

I'm on Windows Server 2008 R2 with...
Forum: [VBP] Third Party Tools 06-24-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,317
Posted By mevans
Ahhh...thank you. I doubled them elsewhere in the...

Ahhh...thank you. I doubled them elsewhere in the script and totally missed this.
Forum: [VBP] Third Party Tools 06-23-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,317
Posted By mevans
Strange PowerShell behavior with arguments

When I pass command-line arguments to PowerShell, I can see them if I do this:

foreach ($i in $args)
{Write-Host $i}

And $args.count returns the correct number.

However, whenever I try...
Forum: [VBP] Suggestions 06-05-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,878
Posted By mevans
Subroutine: Name/Value macro parameters improvements

On the subroutine dialog, the Name column for the macro name is often times too narrow. I would like it if there was a splitter bar between name and value so I could adjust the width (and it...
Forum: [VBP] Suggestions 06-05-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,703
Posted By mevans
Subroutine: Increase width of drop-down

The width of the drop-down combo where I select the subroutine name is too narrow for some of my subroutine names. Yes, I can figure it out, but there's quite a bit of dead space on the dialog. It...
Forum: [VBP] Suggestions 06-05-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,352
Posted By mevans
Read macro actions - unable to set macro category

Various actions let me put data into a macro but don't have an option for me to set the category of the macro. Please add a category field. These are the actions I'm aware of (I'm not sure if there...
Forum: [VBP] Third Party Tools 06-04-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,754
Posted By mevans
It works. Thanks for the quick turnaround.

It works. Thanks for the quick turnaround.
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