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Remote files and TP preview

Hi guys, first of all, sorry for eventual mistakes... my natural language is Italian.

I'm a senior programmer (C/C++, PHP, MySQL, Industrial Automation etc.) but new to AMX System and this forum.

Two quickly questions:
  1. Is it supported the syntax '\\<hostname or IP>\<directory>\<filename>' in FilePath of FILE_OPEN()?
    Hostname/IP refers to a desk computer (not a remote master) connected to the same LAN of AMX master and the remote directory is of coarse shared (it work when I connect my Notebook to the desk computer)... I made some tries but it seems not working... (I get "-2 = invalid file path or name")
    Do I need to implement a FTP client to accomplish the task? ... there is some way to do it easier?
  2. There is some way to test/simulate a Touch Panel on computer without the Panel? ... maybe with G4 Panel Preview and the <Virtual NetLinx Master> connection?
    I mean that when you click with mouse on a button or drag a bargraph, the AMX master will receive channel, level event and so on.
    By other hand, when AMX master send a command, level or channel on/off the G4 Panel Preview (or whatever in place) react by consequence.
Thanks in advance, Neil


  • DHawthorneDHawthorne Posts: 4,584
    Number 1: My attempts to specific a network machine in the path only caused the command to fail; I didn't have a lot of time to play with it, but it looks like it is trying to locate a folder with that name, not a machine; it doesn't recognize the \\ sequence. It might be possible with some more playing around, but off-the-cuff I would say no, you can't do it.

    As for #2, it's definitely no. You can preview what a panel will look like, but the previewer does not support channel and level events.
  • Joe HebertJoe Hebert Posts: 2,159
    Regarding Number #1: No. I'm hoping to see the day when we can read files on other masters in the URL list as requested in this thread: http://amxforums.com/showthread.php?t=4143
  • NeilKeyNeilKey Posts: 2
    Remote files and TP preview

    Thanks indeed to DHawthorne & Joe Hebert, I saw the thread [thread]4143[/thread] a couple of days ago and I've been hoping that could be working even with the standard sintax '\\<computername>\<directory>\<filename>' on Windows sys-op, unfortunately it's not.
    Moreover, I completely misunderstood (due to my lacking English) thinking that <system number> was already working...

    Ok, I will implement a FTP client...

    Thanks a lot, Neil
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