Common practice developing with Windows 8

2014-01-20
2014-01-22
  • Frank Fesevur
    Frank Fesevur
    2014-01-20

    Until recently I developed my plugins with WinXP and Win7. I used a simple batch script to copy the plugin dll to the n++ plugin directory. Worked fine for me.

    I have replaced the WinXP machine with a new Win81 machine. But now I cannot use my batch file anymore because the copy command gives a access denied error.

    Several solution can be used to overcome this. Obviously I can copy the dll manually with the Explorer and overrule the warning the copy-dialog gives me. I probably can change the rights to the directory or adjust a policy. I could use %APPDATA% for plugins.

    But how to others do this?

     
    • I have a second Notepad++ directory installed on another drive, with
      standard user rights, and a doLocalConf.xml file next to notepad++.exe. My
      VS projects are setup to copy the DLL to this location (which they can do,
      "users" have full rights to the directory). It also means that my settings
      for my test N++ are separate from my "real" N++.

      Dave.