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Forum: [VBP] Third Party Tools 08-31-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By deramor
Thank you. After looking at the code and how the...

Thank you. After looking at the code and how the list of potential MSBuild instances was gathered and selected, I eyed your logic with my solution files and found that even though the project...
Forum: [VBP] Third Party Tools 08-28-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By deramor
Help with Visual Studio step

Hello,

My build environment was working fine but then I installed the Visual Studio 2015 build tools and now my VS2019 steps are using a different version of MSBuild.

For now, I've overridden...
Forum: [VBP] Suggestions 05-18-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 12,350
Posted By deramor
Any thoughts about this feature? Is it on the...

Any thoughts about this feature? Is it on the product roadmap?
Forum: [VBP] Suggestions 08-08-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 12,350
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, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 12,350
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, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 22,937
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, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,357
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, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,357
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, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 9,636
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, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,524
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, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,123
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, 04:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 8,470
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, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,857
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, 04:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,739
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, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,443
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, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 12,155
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, 12:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 12,155
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, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 12,155
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, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,140
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, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,140
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, 05:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,882
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, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,870
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, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,870
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, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 14,802
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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