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Forum: [VBP] Suggestions 08-08-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,771
Posted By deramor
Hmm that could work but I agree that the logic...

Hmm that could work but I agree that the logic would be disrupted by changing the number of steps above it. It also doesn't look like there is a way to get a step index by string name. Only by a...
Forum: [VBP] Suggestions 08-07-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,771
Posted By deramor
Help with parallel building

Hello,

Over the years, I've attempted to build in parallel builds to my processes but ultimately it has proven difficult. I was brainstorming about it and something that I think would help is the...
Forum: [VBP] User Tips, Tricks and Samples 04-03-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 17,873
Posted By deramor
I know this is a really old thread but I was...

I know this is a really old thread but I was trying to use this wait on a custom exe. The wait step never finds a PID of the exe I provide to it.

At first I thought it was a 32-bit/64-bit thing...
Forum: [VBP] User Tips, Tricks and Samples 03-06-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,739
Posted By deramor
Is there a way to continue to loop given the...

Is there a way to continue to loop given the value of a macro? Loop is limited by count or file contents but not a conditional statement.

Perhaps using the General tab to execute the step...
Forum: [VBP] User Tips, Tricks and Samples 03-05-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,739
Posted By deramor
Retry a step conditionally

Hello. I would like to retry a step when it fails but only if the step originally failed with a specific exit code.

Sometimes when running Installshield steps, a license can't be retrieved. This...
Forum: [VBP] General Discussion 04-29-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,531
Posted By deramor
Copy Files action sometimes results in corrupt file

Hello-

I am using VBP 8.7. I have recently run into problems with build output files getting copied to a network share. The issue manifests itself in VBP as a failure to copy a file with the...
Forum: [VBP] General Discussion 03-19-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,743
Posted By deramor
Process Files step -- fail if no matching files found?

Hello-

Is there a way to fail a process files step if there are no files found matching a given filter? I see that in the copy files step there is an option to fail the step if there are no files...
Forum: [VBP] General Discussion 04-24-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,833
Posted By deramor
I realize this is an old topic but I couldn't...

I realize this is an old topic but I couldn't find an answer to my question and this thread was the closest I could get. I attempted to pass a value on the command line to change the value of a...
Forum: [VBP] Suggestions 10-03-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 7,181
Posted By deramor
Tooltip for recently opened files

Hello-

Many times I open the same build file name from different branches of the same product. This causes me pause when I do this through the Recent files menu item (File->Recent Files).

As...
Forum: [VBP] General Discussion 09-30-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,214
Posted By deramor
I would like to bump this. I have been having a...

I would like to bump this. I have been having a mail send issue since January and I suspect it is something my IT group did but just in case...

My failure signature looks very similar. This is a...
Forum: [VBP] General Discussion 04-18-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,959
Posted By deramor
Button to open file in Explorer

Hello. Sometimes during builds, they fail. Suppose the build fails on a step that contains a file path. An example of this would be a Visual Studio step. Often times, in order to fix the errant...
Forum: [VBP] General Discussion 02-14-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,690
Posted By deramor
Set Next Statement command

I find that while debugging, I need to run a small section of a build a few times to test it. In order to rerun the section, I need to get the next statement arrow to move. I usually get this to...
Forum: [VBP] Third Party Tools 06-27-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,516
Posted By deramor
Yes, for the Source Safe action I did enter the...

Yes, for the Source Safe action I did enter the path manually.

As far as the scripting goes, I was not aware that VBP was executing the script in process. Many times I notice that some steps...
Forum: [VBP] Third Party Tools 06-26-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,516
Posted By deramor
Well I am running a run script VBP step. I can...

Well I am running a run script VBP step. I can not see a setting to force the step to execute using the 32-bit cscript.exe. It defaults to the 64-bit version. I can of course write my own script,...
Forum: [VBP] Third Party Tools 06-25-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,516
Posted By deramor
Unable to create ActiveX object

Hello-

I am using VBP 8.0 x64 version. I am trying to get a previously working build to work with this version. The previous build was working in 32-bit VBP 8.0.

I am trying to run a VBScript...
Forum: [VBP] General Discussion 04-04-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,065
Posted By deramor
Thanks for the reply! Are there any illegal...

Thanks for the reply!

Are there any illegal characters for this field? I tried:
"Visual Build" <noreply@company.com> which worked
"Visual Build" <Visual.Build@Company.com> which worked...
Forum: [VBP] General Discussion 04-03-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,065
Posted By deramor
Send Mail: Version 8.0 behavior change?

Hello-

I recently purchased a VBP version 8.0 license. I used to be using 7.7a for my builds. I have e-mail notifications for success and failure. We use an SMTP server to send our mail (no...
Forum: [VBP] General Discussion 11-01-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,357
Posted By deramor
You can run the build on the command line. It...

You can run the build on the command line. It does speed things up a bit. Only problem is that if the build fails, you can not start the build again from the failed step through the command line...
Forum: [VBP] General Discussion 10-05-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,349
Posted By deramor
Ah that makes sense. Thanks for pointing out the...

Ah that makes sense. Thanks for pointing out the obvious workaround.
Forum: [VBP] General Discussion 10-04-2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,349
Posted By deramor
Write XML: Xpath not found but I don't want the step to fail

Hello-

I am using the Write XML project step to remove Source Safe information from Visual Studio project files. I basically find the XML fields and NULL them.

This works fine when the project...
Forum: [VBP] General Discussion 05-11-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,858
Posted By deramor
I agree, this is poorly documented. In fact, the...

I agree, this is poorly documented. In fact, the Microsoft msdn page that describes the switches do not even list the -h switch.

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