is there a way for Boa to respond to an Explorer "open" using an existing instance of Boa (e.g. by using DDE)? I thought I saw a preference option for this when I was initially browsing, but now can't.
(Sorry for all the piles of questions - I'm starting to need to customise Boa more intensively, beacuse it's becoming my IDE of choice - (moving from PythonWin) - initially because of BicycleRepairMan support, and now because, well, I like it! )
Boa used to use DDE to implement this feature but it was reimplemented using sockets to be cross-platform.
So the feature is already there and on by default.
To use it simply call Boa.py with a filename as parameter (or drop a Python file on a shortcut for Boa) and it will be passed to an already running instance if it exists.
And feel free to ask questions!
1) note that this only works with boa.py (I had my shortcuts pointing to boa.pyw - even when you add an explicit pythonw boa.pyw it will open a new boa instance on drag and drop). only a problem because (i think) the docs suggest making a shortcut to the pyw.
2) it doesn't restore& bring to front boa - this would be desired behaviour, I think - certainly it's what scite and pythonw do, and feels natural.
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