Style Tap Compatibility

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Postby tthkbw on Mon Sep 04, 2006 4:19 pm

Has anyone played with StyleTap ( and OrbForms applications using a PocketPC?

StyleTap works really well, but some applications are not compatible. I have effectively used applications built with approaches to PalmOS development that are "more native" than OrbForms (for example apps I developed using PocketStudio), including PocketC and PToolboxLib.

However, my latest app, built using OrbForms fails on initialization with the message:

Runtime Error:
Addr: 2073
invalid global reference

Any ideas about what might be happening?

This is on initialization, before the main screen is drawn. I am a bit suspicious of the loading of the AppPrefs database, which I have made pretty large.


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Postby FrankG on Thu Sep 07, 2006 11:11 am


When I'm stumped with trying to figure out what global reference I have that works at compile time but not at run time, I'll sometimes stick one or more alerts in the routine that's blowing up. I try to use the alerts to narrow down the exact line of code that's blowing up. e.g. alert("Made it this far..."); and I keep moving it further down in the routine until the program blows up before I see the alert.

Maybe that would be helpful in your case to narrow down the offending line and then figure out what's failing in StyleTap.

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Postby tthkbw on Thu Sep 07, 2006 4:18 pm

Hey, thanks for the suggestion.

In fact, this was an application error rather than a StyleTap error. I had changed the AppPrefs database which was used to build data structures on initialization. I had not followed my own directions when upgrading on the StyleTap platform and was reading an old version of the AppPrefs database.

Shame on me.

Everyone should give StyleTap a look--it works really well, even on things like timers which I would have thought would be tough for accuracy.

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Postby dewey on Fri Sep 08, 2006 1:57 am

I'm glad to hear that the software is working well under StyleTap. I've just began experimenting with it myself. Let me know if anything doesn't work correctly.
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