Can a few people test this please?

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November 23, 2009 at 03:27:09
Specs: Windows XP, Athlon xp x2 64 5600 / 2gb
I've been working on and off on a little project for my work now for a while now and I think I have finished it now. All I'm asking for is a couple of people to test in Vista and windows 7, 32 or 64bit.

All I want to know is:

Does it run?
Does it look ok?
Can you create and edit an address?
Can you change printers, the paper size and other settings?
Can it print ok? (virtual printer like xps is fine)

I don't really have access to either os and the next upgrade cycle will probably have them running either one or the other.

I am grateful to anyone who gives it a quick look over.

It's basically my leaving present to my work after 3 years with them. It's a pretty simple program buts it's leaps ahead of how things used to be done.

It's just a console label printing program written in c++ (compiled with mingw via dev-c++ that stores addresses in text files. The labels are printed on plain paper then torn up and taped on.

All you need is to download and extract the archive, extract the executable and run it to test. The sources are in an archive inside of the archive.

I am not trying to spread a virus, nor do I have any bad intentions, if you are worried then don't run it. The sources are also included if you want to check and compile you are more than welcome to.

Thanks to any one who gives it a look into!

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November 23, 2009 at 09:17:10
Hi Judago,

I don't have either OS either. But something goofed at that link

"The file you are trying to access is temporarily unavailable."

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November 23, 2009 at 10:21:15
Thanks M2, must have went over the limit:

^^random upload sites I found on google^^

Edit: links removed - see below.

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November 25, 2009 at 08:47:45
Hi, I have just run it on Vista Ultimate SP1, and it runs & looks ok. but unfortunately haven't had time to test it other than look & feel.

I'm amazed at how it looks, very nostalgic, makes me feel younger - this looks like one of those character-based applications that were common in the 80s. However, this is not a DOS application but a full Win32 Console GUI.

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November 25, 2009 at 17:03:04
Thanks for giving it a test Klint! Your time is much appreciated.

It's nice to know that at least on the surface vista plays nice.

To me something about the black background always makes it feel right. Unlike it's older cousins it requires win2k(at least on paper) or above ;).

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November 26, 2009 at 06:10:30
I had a play using Win 7 x64

Didn't need to elevate privilege by running as admin.

All keystrokes and mouse works fine inside GUI too.

Able to modify settings and could navigate through file structure fine (in the docs tab).

Detected all of my printer options. Windows defaults and connected Canon and HP printers.

Other than that I wasn't sure how to test it with a printed page of some sort, but it appeared to work as designed.

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November 26, 2009 at 06:23:03
Very cool.

Printed out a text document, I wasn't naming the file after navigating to it so it wasn't being listed.

Selected the Canon to print from at default settings 1 copy. Success.

Changed the printer to the HP which was offline and tried to print a another copy. It defaulted back to the Canon and printed from there instead. In the Config tab it still showed the HP printer. I don't know whether this is by design but I thought I should let you know.

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November 26, 2009 at 10:24:40
Thank you very much btk1w1 for both testing and your private message! You have checked two of the big boxes: Win 7 and x64!

The "docs" is really only for things like the time sheet and such. It uses ShellExecute which has an advantage and a caveat, it can print any document that has "print" on the context menu, but it will always print to the default printer, there is nothing I can do about this unfortunately :(, apart from changing the default printer then changing it back afterwards, but that would probably mean uac would chime in. That part is really only a side feature at least.

The selected printer is only applicable for the internal documents which are stored locally. To create them input something into the text box under "print" or "edit" and answer yes to create edit away and the now the name you typed in will be an entry you can print.

Now(for everyone else) btk1w1 also brought to my attention that at a couple of false positives(2 out of 41) were being returned, never fear! I seem to have fixed the issue, I turned on optimization in my compiler and no more false positives! Moral: stay virus free, insist you vendor use code optimization.

Here are the new links:

link 1|Link 2|Link 3|link 4

I'm pretty satisfied that things should be ok now ;) Thanks to everyone that had a look in and maybe even gave it a test. It's still very much open though if anyone wants to mention anything.

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