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I have been trying out the concept of a "standing Desk" today, and during the last 6 hours I have been pleasantly surprised.

 

 

I took my old delapidated table at the office, added a height of 370 mm to it and now stand and program.

 

I can feel my back straighten out and after standing for nearly 6 hours, I actually feel much better than if i was sitting down for half that time.

 

I also read up on the pros and cons of standing desks and one person commented that after 2 years, there is no ways he would revert back to a sitting desk.

 

I also feel that i am much more focused and productive, and a strange thing .. you get to your desk and you start working .... no sitting down first , adjusting chars, clothes, pens, keyboard, etc ... :)

 

I will see how it feels after 2 weeks and then after a month, but I have zero pains in my hips and back, except for a slight burning on my back muscles that have never been used like this, but that whould be passing by soon.

 

Once I am happy with the concept, I will definitely look at all the little things I learn the next month and build myself a decent, sturdy standing desk for programming.

 

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Using an Editable Combo in Windev

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Sometimes the data you receive using a combo box, does not contain what you are looking for. Instead of exiting and then adding the data to the lookup list and coming back to your original form, we will use an Editable Combo to add the data ' on the fly'.

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Setting PDF versions in MsWord to match WX merge printing

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When doing merger PDF printing or merging PDF files in WX, PDF version 1.4 is the version that is used.  As a default, MSWord 2010 prints to PDF version 1.5

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On Saturday 10 November 2012, Riebens Systems held it's second 'Breakdown' session with children from the community.

Up to 6 children at a time are identified by the local Community Police Forum Sector 1 and they are given a chance to learn how computer equipment looks and also how to handle the equipment.

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BATCH PRINTING of reports in Windev

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From Version 17, you have the ability to batch print reports in WX.
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Passing DATE to a procedure

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If you have a control on a window that comes from a date field in a file, it is presented as an ansi string. 

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windevsa.co.za forum

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It's been a hectic month with client projects entering their final test phases and small little issues appearing that was never considered. This gives us a very nice experience base for any future Clarion -> Windev Conversion efforts.

 

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Windev Mobile 17 delivers on iOS development

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For the sceptics , below is the screenshot of the project selector.

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Riebens brings Cell C and NuEra Simcard Promotion to Heidelberg

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We have been supplying people in the Heidelberg Area with FREE simcards that contain up to R600 airtime and 400 smses over a year and also provides FREE funeral cover up to R5000.

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Automatic upgrades for your development Environment

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It's been a long time that automatic upgrading software has been available, and I have always been amased that smaller software development companies without lots of resources does not go this route but insist on manually sending out upgrade notifications and thus using up their valuable resources. (Read more)

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New Offices

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As some might know, we have always worked from offices where we are available 24 hours a day, and that meant that we were working from offices located in our home.

 

We are changing this practice and will be working from offices located in the main street leading into Heidelberg from the N2. ( The old Langeberg bookshop)

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Windev 16 Setup Program Tweak

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Windev/Webdev 16 has a very nice setup builder program that you can use to install your products.
It allows you to setup just about anything that windev allows you to do - HyperfileSql Setup, data modification, etc.

 

The second nice thing is that the source code for this setup program is available for you to tweak.

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Replacing Recursive Tree (Ultratree) in Windev

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One of the few controls that Clarion developers normally hold up as a major reason why they don't switch to another development environment is Ultratree.

Ultratree gives a lot of functionality, and one of these functionalities is to easily create a tree in a single table.

Now with Windev 16 and higher, you need not feel left out.

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Linking tables in different folders in Analysis

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To keep the complexisty of an analysis display down to something we can easily interperate, folders can be used to group files together.

 

The question is.  How do you link files together that are in different folders?

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Quick Prototyping with WX (Windev/Webdev or Mobile)

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When you design a quick prototype, you often create some windows (or pages) without defining any data files. When the prototype is validated, and only then, you decide to create the structures of the data files.
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Easy way to make a procedure threaded

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Do away with having to START a thread, allocate it memory, etc… (grin)

 

In Windev, go to your procedure and on the right-hand side of the procedure header bar, click on the timer icon and set your preference.

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Converting Clarion dates to Windev Dates

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Clarion dates start at 28 Dec 1800 and Windev Dates start at 1 january 1583, but the function Integertodate works from 1 january 1800
Thanks to Andy (www.ccscowboy.com) here is a neat little formula to convert clarion dates to windev dates.

Mydate is date= Integertodate(DateDifference("18000101","18001228")+cwValue)

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Runtime Errors

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Interesting Runtime Error – but the error did not display the line that was the cause of the error, but rather the preceding wlanguage line.

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Testing Windows Live Writer

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We live in a beautiful part of South Africa and according to recent findings near Mosselbaai, also the origin of mankind.

Hessequa / Overberg Region

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Happy birthday Michelle

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Happy birthday to you. You look like a cat..and act like one too.

Happy 8'th birthday Michelle !!!


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