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Window doesn't show in 1.4.0.831 if use the portable mode

Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:39 pm
by ASD
Window of the Explorer++ 1.4.0.831 doesn't show if set the portable mode by options.

Re: Window doesn't show in 1.4.0.831 if use the portable mode

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:08 am
by JMN
Me too.
It doesn't matter if it is an empty config.xml file or one that had previously been working. This started around 3 months ago. It happens on both Windows 7 x64 and Windows 10 x64 in both the 32 bit and 64 bit versions of the app. There is no error message displayed. I enabled logging, but nothing is logged. Task Manager shows that the app is running.

Re: Window doesn't show in 1.4.0.831 if use the portable mode

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:49 am
by freezer75
I can confirm this as well. I first noticed it a month or 2 ago. As noted, Explorer++ appears in task manager but no visible window. Using Spy++ I can confirm it does create the Explorer++ window; however, the window is missing the WS_VISIBLE style so the window is hidden from the user's view.

I haven't had a chance to look at the code, but problem is most likely either 1) the code is manipulating the WS_VISIBLE bit directly or 2) it's not calling ShowWindow(..., SW_SHOW);

Re: Window doesn't show in 1.4.0.831 if use the portable mode

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:39 pm
by freezer75
I found the cause and a solution. Use a good text editor (like Notepad++) and edit the Explorer++ portable config file (config.xml). Locate the following line:

<Setting name="ToolbarState" Button0="" Button1="" Button2="" .../>

My config file has ASCII character code 0x01 in between the doublequotes for each button. Remove this extra character leaving just "" for all buttons. Save the config file and run Explorer++.

The question is where did this 0x01 character come from? Did Explorer++ write that file to the config file? I know I didn't do that. Perhaps it was from an old version of Explorer++. Should the new version of Explorer++ be tolerant of this this character?

For now I'm up and running, and hopefully this helps others. Keep up the great work, I love Explorer++!