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Forum: [VBP] Third Party Tools 01-11-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,855
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: 1,855
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: 3,861
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: 6,379
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: 4,813
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: 9,151
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: 4,157
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: 4,183
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: 4,515
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: 7,314
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.
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Forum: [VBP] Suggestions 01-12-2016, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,046
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: 3,574
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: 5,328
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: 5,270
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: 6,040
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: 6,040
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: 5,592
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: 5,421
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: 6,046
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: 5,542
Posted By mevans
It works. Thanks for the quick turnaround.

It works. Thanks for the quick turnaround.
Forum: [VBP] Third Party Tools 06-03-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,542
Posted By mevans
Oracle Action - command line options wrong

The Oracle action is placing the command-line options in the wrong place.

Here's the format from SQL Plus:
sqlplus [ [<option>] [{logon | /nolog}] [<start>] ]

VBP is placing the options after...
Forum: [VBP] General Discussion 06-02-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,386
Posted By mevans
Evaluating a macro name with a macro in it

Suppose I define a macro like this:
%PHASE%-ReturnErrorCheck

I can successfully assign a value to this macro. It works as expected; however, I'm trying to figure out the notation to get the value...
Forum: [VBP] Third Party Tools 06-02-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,296
Posted By mevans
Why can't the Oracle action use a built-in script?

VBP has a script editor built in, but I can't seem to use it on the Oracle action. Instead, I need to have an external file that it calls. Is there anything magic I can type in the "Script File"...
Forum: [VBP] Third Party Tools 04-21-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,043
Posted By mevans
Which built-in features use the VS/.Net macros

We're upgrading an application from VS 2010 .Net 4.0 to VS 2013 and .Net 4.5.2.

I'm trying to use the same build script for the current and new versions and use use a build rule to determine if...
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