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Thank you PCS

Startbeitrag von DerekT am 22.07.2013 23:31

I have a need to be able to Drag-n-Drop Outlook emails into my current application and I read on here some time back that an example for this had been provided with LST#84.

I wrote to Tech Support enquiring if, as a non-subscriber, it would be possible to receive a copy.
Naturally I offered to make a contribution if so required.

Today I received a reply stating that normally such examples were restricted to LST subscribers but that in this instance an exception would be allowed.
The example was included as an attachment at no cost.:xcool:

Worked straight 'out of the box' and with 3 additional lines of code allows me to save attachments also.
This has saved me a great deal of effort [[5]](tbh I am not sure I actually understand some of the code) and that is assuming I could have actually written the necessary code.

PCS may not always get it right but, as in this case, I have always found their assistance and customer services to be first class.
Just thought I would share this with you - credit where credit is due.:spos:

Antworten:

Hi,

I think the part where 'examples were restricted to LST subscribers' mean something wrong with the company . they should give free to people that purchase their software .

Don't you think it is ridiculas that you brought a tool and then you need to pay again to learn how to use it. .
Thanks for let us know , i didn't know pc-soft scam up such things

von ccc2 - am 23.07.2013 01:43
I think the same, the company needs to sell their dev tool and ovbiously if they develop examples or projects that I have to buy in order to learn how to use it, because there is insuficient information or documentation...... I do not believe that will make developers happy.

von James Smiths - am 23.07.2013 02:15
I disagree
PCS are a commercial organization who need to generate income the same as everyone else.
Personally I have found the provided Help and examples sufficient for my needs and when this fails the assistance I have received on here and from PCS has got me through.

Are you guys saying that you develop for a client and then, if requested, provide additional functionality foc because they believe it should have been part of the application - I doubt it.

Ignoring the 'English' option for a moment - we all have the opportunity to subscribe to the LST.
Had I done so then I would have already had access to the program - the fact that I am quite happy to receive it in French tells us something.

Very little in this world today comes for free - ask developers using other tools who spend a small fortune in the add-on market to get functionality that we, in a lot of cases, get as part of the package.

It is always easy to find a negative if you wish - me, I am more of a pragmatist and at this moment a very 'happy bunny'

von DerekT - am 23.07.2013 08:06
Hi Derek,
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with 3 additional lines of code allows me to save attachments also


Can you post these 3 lines?
I also had a look at this example last year or so, but could not "get" the attachments.

von Arie - am 23.07.2013 08:16
Years ago, despite abundant docs and examples, many of us still subscribed to various publications that posted new techniques, additional codes etc and didn't complain.

I don't have a problem paying for the LST but I think the LST as well as the yearly upgrade could be solved by a change of business strategy by PCS.

Charge an annual subscription which provides both the upgrade and the LST. This would provide sufficient funds for the LST to be produced in english and french. Send it by pdf and save the cost of printing. Slow down on the 999 features and correct the bugs and mediocre performance of some of the features. Result will be a very happy developer community.

issah

von issah - am 23.07.2013 08:22
Quote
issah
Years ago, despite abundant docs and examples, many of us still subscribed to various publications that posted new techniques, additional codes etc and didn't complain.

I don't have a problem paying for the LST but I think the LST as well as the yearly upgrade could be solved by a change of business strategy by PCS.

Charge an annual subscription which provides both the upgrade and the LST. This would provide sufficient funds for the LST to be produced in english and french. Send it by pdf and save the cost of printing. Slow down on the 999 features and correct the bugs and mediocre performance of some of the features. Result will be a very happy developer community.

issah


I agree if Others but not PCS themself . such business will only back fire

von ccc2 - am 23.07.2013 09:50
Hi Derek,

Could you share code? I have need for this as well.

BTW, I just saw on Facebook that PCSoft is gathering names for a waiting list for English version of LST. Personally I'd be happy to pay for it....

Thanks

Steve

von steve erts - am 23.07.2013 16:38
Quote
ccc2
Hi,

I think the part where 'examples were restricted to LST subscribers' mean something wrong with the company . they should give free to people that purchase their software .

Don't you think it is ridiculas that you brought a tool and then you need to pay again to learn how to use it. .
Thanks for let us know , i didn't know pc-soft scam up such things


Microsoft Press does not give their books away for free.

When (if) PCS offers the LST in English I will be one of the first to order.

von abonds - am 23.07.2013 19:12
Arie
Seems I was a bit premature with this claim.

It was based on comments of a colleague who does this type of thing in C#.
He was confident that another com call using a different parameter would do the trick.
Sadly this was not the case - we spent yesterday afternoon trying different options to no avail.

He has now taken this as some sort of challenge and time permitting will continue to investigate.
When/if he gets it to work I will post the solution on here.

I am now going on a different tack as it occurred to me that an 'extract all' approach would not actually fit my needs as I need to be able to save attachments by type/content to different folders.
Plan now is to incorporate the DnD into an email viewer (similar to the Outlook example) to allow for saving of the content (DnD) and selective saving of the attachments.

Apologies for raising your expectations:-(

von DerekT - am 24.07.2013 09:32
What !!!! :rp:

von James Smiths - am 24.07.2013 17:56
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