Sending Enter key to execute cmdline in FAR 1.75

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twodev
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Sending Enter key to execute cmdline in FAR 1.75

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(this regards the requested format menu plugin compatibility with far 1.7x)

i was wondering why it seems that i cannot make KEY_ENTER in far 1.75 (i'm always testing on the lastest nightly builds) behave just like in far 2.x:

i set the cmdline via FCTL_SETCMDLINE, then send KEY_ENTER - which should in fact simulate the user pressing the enter key. this works well in far 2, but in far 1.75 it enters the folder or runs the file which is currently under cursor in the active panel rather than executing the filled cmdline.

any ideas?
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Re: Sending Enter key to execute cmdline in FAR 1.75

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1. what build of 1.75?
2. attach a sample plugin with sources here.

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Re: Sending Enter key to execute cmdline in FAR 1.75

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1. 1.75 RC0 build 2537
2.

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    // bla bla bla, SETCMDLINE, etc.

	Info.AdvControl( Info.ModuleNumber,ACTL_POSTKEYSEQUENCE,&keySeq );

    // This is causing the problem...
	Info.Control( INVALID_HANDLE_VALUE,FCTL_SETCMDLINE,empty ))
		return false;
i've just found out what's causing the problem:

FAR 1.75 doesn't like me clearing the cmdline right after posting KEY_ENTER. it seems FAR will then clear the cmdline _before_ executing the enter key.

FAR 2 seems to do it more sequentially. but this might just be a bad coicidence.

i'll just omit the last setcmdline. that should solve the problem. and the call is really superfluous as well.
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Re: Sending Enter key to execute cmdline in FAR 1.75

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it seems FAR will then clear the cmdline _before_ executing the enter key.
Yes, it's even documented:
ACTL_POSTKEYSEQUENCE
...bla-bla-bla...
The keys will be interpreted as soon as the plugin returns control to FAR.
As I know, Far2 should work in the same manner. If not - it seems like a bug in 2.0, not 1.75.

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Re: Sending Enter key to execute cmdline in FAR 1.75

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alright. seems like i've missed that in the docs.
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