Images used by application locked until IDE restarted

Discussion in 'Bug Reports' started by Mistrel, Oct 13, 2007.

  1. Mistrel

    Mistrel Member

    If I use an image n.png in my program and run it from the IDE the image becomes locked until the IDE is restarted. For example, if I have the image loaded in Photoshop I can't edit and resave the image until I started the IDE.
  2. klaus

    klaus Expert Licensed User

    Hi Erel,

    This problem still remains.

    Filippo is actually experiencing it with his fgAktien program in the German forum.
    I compiled Filippos program on the desktop and the same problem remains.
    Once the image file has been accessed it is blocked.

    I encounter regulary the same kind of problems when trying to update image files for buttons. I always need to close the IDE, update the files and run the IDE again.

    I remembered having seen once a thread, and found this one.

    Could this be fixed ?

    Thank's in advance and best regards.
  3. Cableguy

    Cableguy Expert Licensed User

    This reminds me of the 6hours I spendt trying to just create a "good looking" text button to my current app....
  4. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    Will be fixed in the next version.
  5. HomeWorx

    HomeWorx Member Licensed User

    Hi all,
    Just found a temporary fix yesterday...
    1 - load the picture file in your favourite editor
    2 - remove the picture in the Designer (you have to clear the "Image" field of your Image control, or delete the picture's name from an ImageList)
    3 - run your app in B4ppc
    4 - exit your app

    You can now save the picture file without having to re-run B4ppc :)
    Note that steps 1 and 2 can be swapped.
  6. Cableguy

    Cableguy Expert Licensed User

    Too much work when we can just exit b4ppc, do the work in our image, and then re-load our app in b4ppc...
    Your aproach may cause some delays as one tends to froget that the image reference is missing...
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