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Post 1 made on Saturday August 23, 2008 at 18:04
Lyndel McGee
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As with any new software, folks who are not used to it may assume there's a problem. This thread is being opened as an Unofficial FAQ for assistance with issues.

If you have something valid to add, please do so. Let's try and keep this thread focused such that Daniel might be able to use it as FAQ content.


1. The File->Import/Export ProntoScript... option is used to package various activies to a portable gallery much like MyDatabase.

It should not be used to Open PEPV1 configurations. Use File->Open Project... instead.

2. There's a optimization feature in PEPV2 such that any panels with textual labels and Font Size of None (0) will have text removed during download.

This can affect any ProntoScript that is reading text from panel labels for purposes of eval() or other use such as Andre's RSS License Page. Prior to download, you will need to change these panels to have a non-zero font size. If you do this, your prontoscript-based activities should run without any problems.

FYI, I've reported this as a bug as there are reasons why one might want to put text into panels and have font size be set to 'None'. Hopefully, in a future release, this will be addressed. For now, we have to live with it.

Known ProntoScript Modules with problems. Contact the community-based author for remedies or up-to-date info.

Andre's RSS Reader V2 (Andre du Fresne)
EscientPronto (Lyndel McGee)

3. Update - PEPv2 2.1.18.0 now supports Merge Configuration option. For versions prior to this version, the following item applies.

Previous Item #3. Merge no longer supported - Well, not in the way we know it from PEPv1...


You can do the equivalent of merge but done slightly different. You can open them individually in PEPV2 and drag the activity into ProntoScript Modules or the Gallery as Gallery now supports Activities, I believe. From there, you can pull them into any config you like without having to merge using a simple drag and drop. Many of the things that used be stored in a GEF file now are just files on the hard drive.

To see how all this stuff looks on the hard drive (files and folders), open C:\Document And Settings\All Users\Application Data\Philips\ProntoEdit Professional 2.0\Gallery

Files with extensions of .xgf are really configuration files (xcfs) renamed for Gallery use and I don't believe these have system pages inside them.

4. Is it possible to use a Symbol followed by Text in a label?
What I'm trying to do is to add the symbol for 'play' followed by 'play' in text, however in the editor I have to choose between symbols or text.

Please see this post.
[Link: remotecentral.com]

5. I'm having problems associating an Extender/IR Port with an Activity

Excerpted/Edited from here...

[Link: remotecentral.com]


Following upgrade of PEPv1 configuration to PEPv2...

If I select an Activity from the Activity Tree and click on say Extender 1, I get the option for which IR Port to select. It would appear that in PEPv2 which ever IR Port is selected that it applies for All Devices/Activities.

I dont seem to be able to have one Device/Activity (eg HD DVD Player) on IR Port 1 and another on IR Port 4 (say Blu Ray player). Actually I also noticed that if I select Extender 1 then All Activities/Devices appear to be using Extender 1

And if I unselect extender one for one Activity/Device it removes it from ALL Activities/Devices.


In PEPv2, the Extender and IR Ports are assigned to a Project Component. The Extender/Port that is displayed is based on the selected Project Component, not the Device/Activity in the Tree View. Under Building Blocks, Project Components, simply select the component you would like to assign to an Extender and then specify the IR port. Note that this is a significant change from PEPv1 where Extenders/IR Ports were assigned at the Activity Level.

F1 Help also has information about working with Components spread across the Quick-Start Wizard and Building Block Topics.

Last edited by Lyndel McGee on March 7, 2009 22:39.
Lyndel McGee
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OP | Post 2 made on Sunday August 24, 2008 at 12:20
Lyndel McGee
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6. PEPv2 uses 50Mb RAM even when it is not active. Why?

For more information, see this post.

[Link: remotecentral.com]

Yes, it is true that PEPv2 installs a "Pronto Data Server" Win32 service. This service is required for Database functionality. It can be turned off but you MUST start it prior to launching PEPv2.

On XP, you can turn this service off via the Service Control Panel. Start->Run->services.msc

Last edited by Lyndel McGee on August 24, 2008 16:27.
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Post 3 made on Monday August 25, 2008 at 19:14
Peter Dewildt
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7. How to set up a macro that you can call in several places

Previously you could place a macro on one button and use links to execute that macro from other buttons.

With links gone, you have to copy each macro which means that if you want to change it, you have to go and change each copy of the macro.

However, there is an official "workaround" for creating a single macro that you want to use in multiple places.

Create a new device (now called activity). At the activity level there is a macro that gets executed when you go to the activity (it is in the Actions tab). Put your shared macro here, and REMOVE the jump to the device that was automatically generated.

Now just jump to the device to execute your macro. Because you removed the Jump, it executes the code but does not go to the activity.
Peter
Pronto 1000 (retired), Pronto TSU7000, RFX6000 (retired)
Pronto 2xTSU9600, RFX9400
OP | Post 4 made on Sunday August 31, 2008 at 11:41
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8. I'm attempting to use Custom Activity Backgrounds but they don't appear in Simulator or when Downloaded to Control Panel.

A new feature in PEPv2 is Custom Activity Backgrounds. If they do not appear, the following should help to resolve the issue. First, make sure you are running firmware version 5.0.6 or higher. If this does not resolve your problem, please see below.


It is very likely that when the PEPv1 XCF was migrated to PEPv2, the original Panel that was on the System Page was not set all the way to the back (behind all other items) and therefore was not converted to the 'System Background' on System Properties.

The fix is simple:

A. On the System Page, simply save the image from Panel (your intended background) to the hard drive using the Appearance Tab of the Properties Window.
B. On the System Page, delete the Panel from which you just saved the image.
C. On the System Properties, click the 'Appearance' tab in the Properties Window and add the background you saved in Step #A.

Now, if you Download or Simulate, any Activities with custom backgrounds should indeed now show the Custom Activity background.

For more information on this issue, please see this post.

[Link: remotecentral.com]

Note that although the user reporting the issue has a TSU9400, the issue applies to other models as well.

Last edited by Lyndel McGee on November 2, 2008 08:24.
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OP | Post 5 made on Thursday October 9, 2008 at 13:19
Lyndel McGee
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9. Cut and Paste of script code into properties dialog is limited to 32KB in size.

Often one works outside of the editor to build scripts. Please note that if you do this and using cut and paste, you will likely be limited to using scripts <= 32KB in size.

A workaround can be found here.

[Link: remotecentral.com]
Lyndel McGee
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Post 6 made on Monday July 12, 2010 at 23:30
joewood
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I'm having a problem with PEP v2 install. Wen ever I attempt to install get the error message " Before continuing the installation, please first exit the Pronto Dashboard". I've restarted the computer several times, but still the same issue. My OS is XP.

Thanks Joe
Post 7 made on Monday July 12, 2010 at 23:55
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In the bottom right hand corner of your PC there is an icon (blueish in colour) right click on it and close application , then you will beable to install PEP2
Pronto still one of the best Wi-Fi Remotes,
www.ikonavs.co.nz and [Link: prontoprojects.com] Axium Control catching up fast :)
Post 8 made on Thursday December 2, 2010 at 06:56
AlmaataKZ
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Gents,

What is a good palce to start readign about PEP2? Having read the above adn a coule of other threads here I understand it is a bit (or quite a bit!) different from the TouchScreenSetUp that I have some basic experience with so it looks liek it's best for me to go through a "primer" before I start to tackle PEP2.

Is there a 'manual'? For PEP1 maybe if it is similar enough to pep2? a particularly useful thread (in addition to this one)? Any advice for newb with some interest on how to start with it?

Last edited by AlmaataKZ on December 2, 2010 09:32.
OP | Post 9 made on Thursday December 2, 2010 at 15:04
Lyndel McGee
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Did you try F1 Help? Since you are coming from TSS, you might want to purchase the "Ultimate Pronto Guide" (search NG forum) as PEP1 design was similar to this. Then, PEP2 was redesigned such that all IR codes reside in My Database as suggested by the PEP1 IR dialog.

Next time, if you could, please start a new thread.

FYI, I also posted a response here:

[Link: remotecentral.com]

Also, please see this sticky thread.

[Link: remotecentral.com]

Last edited by Lyndel McGee on December 2, 2010 15:13.
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