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Errors Building Sample Project, Running wwBusiness Builder, Accessing Supplied Links
Gravatar is a globally recognized avatar based on your email address. Errors Building Sample Project, Running wwBusiness Builder, Accessing Supplied Links
  Alex L
  All
  Jan 18, 2019 @ 05:59am

Hi Rick -

As per our email conversation I ran wwClient_Console.exe from Visual FoxPro as you suggested, but that does not resolve the issue as shown here.

wwBusiness.VCX is not part of the current download from your site so that reference throws an exception when it's referenced by the wwBusiness BO Builder.

To try to troubleshoot this I tried to build the included wwhttpdemo project, but that generated tons of missing references, showing here.

Finally, it's possible some of the "read me" and other links included in the download package would shed light on the above, but unfortunately they all yield 404s, as shown below.

Appreciate any thoughts you have on the above as I'd like to complete my analysis in the next few days and determine if I'll be using West Wind Internet & Client Tools as part of my application's toolset.

Thanks.


_____/ Regards,
____/ al

Gravatar is a globally recognized avatar based on your email address. re: Errors Building Sample Project, Running wwBusiness Builder, Accessing Supplied Links
  Rick Strahl
  Alex L
  Jan 18, 2019 @ 01:41pm

Not sure why you would get an error the file is missing. Are you sure the vcx lives in that location? Wonder if it might have to do with the long path name? I have to check... Could be a shareware version which doesn't ship source files, but the wwbusiness.vcx is actually shipped as a special case in the classes folder.

FWIW, in the next update there will be a change to the business object class to PRG classes. The old ones will still be there, but the new class will be more portable and source control friendly. The bus builder in general in the client tools tends to run behind in functionality vs. Web Connection and there are a few updates pending for the next release.

As to compiling the sample - that will only work with the registered version not the shareware version since it doesn't have access to the source files that the project is built against, so that makes perfect sense.

Docs: Yes the Client Tools site recently migrated to its own Web site so all the old links are broken. The new links all start at:

https://clienttools.west-wind.com/docs

The relative links still work.

Those have already been fixed pending the new release (hopefully early next week).

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Gravatar is a globally recognized avatar based on your email address. re: Errors Building Sample Project, Running wwBusiness Builder, Accessing Supplied Links
  Matt Slay
  Rick Strahl
  Jan 19, 2019 @ 03:26am

Rick, as he said, if you download the sample Client Tools zip file from the web page, the VCX classes and other PRGs are not present in the zip. I tried this myself, and sure enough, the zip is missing some required files.

On the sidebar of the Client Tools page in the Free Download area, there is a link to: https://west-wind.com/files/wwclient.zip

You need to check that zip file...

Gravatar is a globally recognized avatar based on your email address. re: Errors Building Sample Project, Running wwBusiness Builder, Accessing Supplied Links
  Rick Strahl
  Alex L
  Jan 19, 2019 @ 01:31pm

Ok so I took a look at the actual download file and yup - it's missing the classes folder that contains the business object base class.

I've re-uploaded an updated version that has that in it.

The class has to exist for the Wizard to work and subclass from, but it's not required to run as the classes are embedded in wwClient.app.

Registered version comes with source code, so they always have access to the source files to subclass from.

Anyway, grab the updated download and see if that gets you going.

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Gravatar is a globally recognized avatar based on your email address. re: Errors Building Sample Project, Running wwBusiness Builder, Accessing Supplied Links
  Alex L
  Rick Strahl
  Jan 19, 2019 @ 03:49pm

Thanks Rick (and Matt)... My window has closed on this for now but I'll endeavor to circle back later next week and give it a try.


_____/ Regards,
____/ al

Gravatar is a globally recognized avatar based on your email address. re: Errors Building Sample Project, Running wwBusiness Builder, Accessing Supplied Links
  Matt Slay
  Rick Strahl
  Jan 23, 2019 @ 02:59am

Rick - this URL you referenced does not work:

https://clienttools.west-wind.com/

Gravatar is a globally recognized avatar based on your email address. re: Errors Building Sample Project, Running wwBusiness Builder, Accessing Supplied Links
  Matt Slay
  Alex L
  Jan 23, 2019 @ 03:03am

I know the data access and Business Object setup part of Client Tools fairly well, so I'll be glad to help as much as you need to get up and running with this. Can even give you my direct email and phone number if you wish to expedite conversations.

I'm curious - Would you be using this with DBF data tables or Sql Server?

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