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Gasworks
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« on: August 03, 2010, 04:22:16 PM »

I have two instances of visual studio running, one for server and one for client. For some reason the Amethyst console keeps popping up in the instance of Visual Studio running my server even after I have specifically closed it. This is more of an annoyance than anything but I want to know if there is a bug logged on this? I can understand that closing either instance would preserve the windows and docking states but I should be able to close the console and not have it pop up on top each time.

I am running Amethyst RC1 btw.

Thanks!
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Dermot
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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2010, 02:40:52 AM »

It's not a bug but I think you are right, it's not desirable.

The only real use for the console window is to a) show that you are debugging and b) to display trace messages.

I use it a lot for debugging the AVM/Cylon interaction - but I think that's a pretty specialised activity Smiley

I've removed the code that explicitly displays the console, so that it behaves as a normal tool window with standard VS toolwindow persistence.

You'll still be able to display the console using View | Other Windows | Amethyst Console.

Dermot
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Gasworks
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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2010, 05:54:15 PM »

Fantastic!

Thanks Dermot - I think this will improve the overall Amethyst experience for anyone debugging with multiple instances of Visual Studio running

- Toby.
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Huw Collingbourne
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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2010, 03:17:20 AM »

Out of historical interest, I should explain that we first built an interactive console for our Ruby IDE, Ruby In Steel. As Ruby is an interpreted language and requires a lot of interaction, the console is vital there. In Amethyst, it is by no means as important ( except to Dermot!  Cheesy ), which is why it makes sense to make it, as you suggest, a little less 'aggressive'.
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