Project-based Path Variables option

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thill
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Project-based Path Variables option

Post by thill » Sun May 06, 2012 4:41 am

I switch between installer projects, sometimes several times a day. Each project has it's own set of source directories for the content of the installer. Path Variables are saved for each AI project and manually loaded - which is prone to forgetting which causes problems.

It would be very helpful to have the option to define a Path Variables file, the path being stored in the project file, for a project. When that project is loaded it's Path Variables are also loaded. Any time a Path Variable is changed in this case it would be automatically saved to the Path Variables file when the project file is saved.

Command-line definitions would override file-based definitions.

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Re: Project-based Path Variables option

Post by Cosmin » Thu May 31, 2012 1:33 pm

Hi,

Per-project path variables are already supported. Simply check the Private variable available only in this project option when creating a new variable.

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thill
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Re: Project-based Path Variables option

Post by thill » Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:25 pm

cosmin wrote:Per-project path variables are already supported. Simply check the Private variable available only in this project option when creating a new variable.
To clarify - does that mean when AI is started it reads the project-based variables so when going from one project to another they change at start-up time?

Thank you very much for your time.

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Re: Project-based Path Variables option

Post by Cosmin » Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:28 pm

Hi,

Yes, the path variables are read for each project. So if one of your projects has different path variables, they will be used when loading the project.

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Re: Project-based Path Variables option

Post by thill » Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:10 pm

Changing from global to project-based Path Variables is difficult due to AI GUI rules. It might be worth considering enhancements in that area.

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