For me, this is Xojo day one. I am web-based developer with Python as my goto language currently. However, years ago I obtained my Visual Basic MCSD while working on client-side business applications. Now, I would like a rapid tool for quick demos for my business clients across multiple devices. I am hoping this fits the bill. I thought it would be nice to checkout the examples that come with the Pro package. Where did I start? Trying the examples - of course!
LOL! Nothing works. Breaks everywhere. Class call errors. I have tried to open several example apps - none that I have tried runs. EXCEPT, the Controls applications such as Bevel Buttons. They work great! Anything that incorporates a little more coding, seems to fail.
So, I went and researched the boards. A man named Paul - apparently not the Walrus - created a forum spot called Examples in 2014. It’s blank. (I’m sure Paul has real work to do, and getting Combat to work is probably not anywhere near his list - let alone on it.
However, it has become painfully clear that no one has done an extensive test of all the examples with documentation that I can find. Again, the first example I went for was a game - of course - the application is Combat under the Games folder in the Example Projects directory (folder). The only fighting going on with this application is me fighting the breaks.
Example Projects > Games > Combat (Yes, I copied the files and am running them off the Desktop)
Here’s the Combat application errors (all are breaks):
GameTimer on CombatWindow implements the event “Run,” but its superclass Time has already implemented the event. Sub Run()
Startbutton on CombatWindow implements the event “Pressed,” but its superclass PushButton has already implemented the event.
Now granted I am using the “King of the Buggy OS’,” Microsoft Windows 10; however, I was hoping for some better documentation. (I know Paul’s on it - Just kidding Paul.)
Yes, I have plugged in the power, and have rebooted my system. (“Have you tried turning it off and then back on?” - The IT Crowd TV Show)
For us grizzled folks, this is just another day, but it would be fun to know what I am doing wrong, if anyone else is having this issue. If no one is, then I am grateful that you are not me.
The one thing that I have noticed is everyone here seems very nice, and that is the best part of Xojo so far for me. Thanks for your help or at least reading this far. Take care and I look forward to someone’s reply. Or at the least, I hope you have better things to do than get Combat working in the Example Projects folder. - Don