What is the best way to address Xojo documentation errors?
I ran across this tonight:
Dim itemsToRemove() As FolderItem
Dim n As Integer = dir.Count
If n > 0 Then
For i As Integer = 1 To n
If dir.Item(i).Exists And Not dir.Item(i).Directory Then
For i As Integer = 0 To Ubound(itemsToRemove)
If I place the above code in the action event of a button and compile it, I get:
“This item does not exist
Dim n As Integer = dir.Count”
I’m assuming that “dir” is a FolderItem but why isn’t it defined before it is used? I’ve only been using Xojo for about a year and there’s still a lot I have yet to learn. So it’s really frustrating when the documentation is either incomplete, incorrect or confusingly written. I’m finding a lot of documentation errors like this.
Here’s another example:
Dim dlg As New OpenDialog
dlg.InitialDirectory = SpecialFolder.Documents
dlg.Title = "Select a MIF file"
dlg.Filter = FileTypes1.pdf
Dim f As FolderItem
f = dlg.ShowModal
If f <> Nil Then
' Proceed normally
' User Cancelled
“Select a MIF file”? Shouldn’t that be “Select a PDF file”? I have no idea what a “MIF” file is and I don’t know how it relates to “FileTypes1.pdf”.
At the bottom of most documentation pages is a “Click ‘Yes’ if this page was helpful” box. If you click ‘No’ you can enter a report, and @Paul Lefebvre will generally get back to you promptly. Unfortunately, not every page has this.
I use this and Paul has been very good in fixing pages. The Classic pages don’t have this feature, but AFAICT you can show any classic page via the new documentation site, and then use that to request changes to a classic page.
I would like to see a feature allowing user contributed notes, as may be found on the PHP documentation site.