DEFINE/#ifdef seems to be ignored in X#

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stefan.ungemach
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DEFINE/#ifdef seems to be ignored in X#

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Can anyone please explain to me why the folliwing code considers DUMMY_DEFINE to be not set (thus greying out anything except the red line which becomes compiled)? Playing around with the -/vo8 switch didn't change the behaviour.

define DUMMY_DEFINE := true
FUNCTION Start() AS VOID STRICT

#ifdef DUMMY_DEFINE
SafeDebOut32( "DUMMY_DEFINE true")
#else
SafeDebOut32( "DUMMY_DEFINE false")
#endif
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robert
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DEFINE/#ifdef seems to be ignored in X#

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Stefan,
If you want to use the #ifdef functionality in X# you will need to use #define to declare the values and not define.
And /vo8 controls the case sensitivity of the preprocessor w.r.t. symbols declared with #define and not those declared with define.


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DEFINE/#ifdef seems to be ignored in X#

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Robert,

dank je wel!
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DEFINE/#ifdef seems to be ignored in X#

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There seems to be another issue. The scope of #DEFINE is limited to its prg. In VO it's not, so you cal set a switch for a whole app at one single point. Thus, a global compiler switch in former VO code works no more and requires deep analysis of all the transported code in all PRGs which is a dangeroius error source.
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DEFINE/#ifdef seems to be ignored in X#

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Stefan,

You can define global defines on the Build page of the project properties.
We are following the model here from all other languages. VO was really the exception.

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