Script does nothing after compiling

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u48jmber1
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Script does nothing after compiling

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Product: PowerShell Studio 2019 (64 Bit)
Build: v5.6.161
OS: Windows 10 Enterprise (64 Bit)
Build: v10.0.19044.0
PowerShell version(s): 5.1.19041.2364 - 64bit
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Hello,

unfortunately, I have a problem at the moment that after I compile my script the .exe just doesn't do anything. I don't see the application in the task manager nor can I see that the application starts somehow. During the start from the IDE (normal and debug) everything works normally. also when I compile the project in another installation (not licensed with the same license) the application works normally. Unfortunately I can't give any further information about this installation and the system except that it is Powershell studio 2020.

Unfortunately, when I try to run the project in my installation of PowerShell Studio 2020 (same license as the 2019 installation)I get an error when it tries to initialize the GUI (see screenshot). Although it is exactly the same project that I can start in Powershell 2019 from the IDE but not when it is compiled. In this installation (PowerShell Studio 2020 same license as the 2019 installation) the compiled script starts but with the same error message as when I try to start it from the IDE.

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This is the installation where I get the Error when starting the project.
Product: PowerShell Studio 2020 (64 Bit)
Build: v5.7.175
OS: Windows 10 Enterprise (64 Bit)
Build: v10.0.19044.0
PowerShell version(): 5.1.19041.2364 - 64bit
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brittneyr
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Re: Script does nothing after compiling

Post by brittneyr »

Just to clarify, your project does not run on your machine, correct?
Are you copying the files around to test this? Is there a difference in project files from your machine compared to the one that works?

When you run your executable, are there any errors in the Event Viewer? Does your executable administrator privileges?
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u48jmber1
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Re: Script does nothing after compiling

Post by u48jmber1 »

Hello,
I have tried it on 3 systems

System 1: PowerShell Studio 2019 (Same license): Here I can start the project from the IDE but when I compile the project the .exe does nothing

System 2: PowerShell Studio 2020(Same License): Here I can't start the project from the IDE (see screenshot), the compiled .exe starts but shows me the same error

System 3: PowerShell Studio 2020 (different license licensed to a different user) Here I can start the project from the IDE and also successfully compile the application to start normally.

Yes I copy the files to different systems always the complete project folder as a .zip file.

Unfortunately I don't see any events in the event viewer related to the compiled .exe

The script, the IDE or the compiled .exe is not run as admin on any of the systems. The sicrpt must be able to run in the normal user context without admin permissions.

I tried to compile the script with admin permissions (IDE started as admin) and started the compiled application as admin. but here I get the same results as a normal user
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Re: Script does nothing after compiling

Post by Alexander Riedel »

You seem to imply that the license used makes any difference. It has however no effect on executing or packaging a script.
For all three systems, please provide the exact version and build number of PowerShell Studio.
Can you upload your project here: https://www.sapien.com/support/upload ?
Or, if that is not possible, delete all code not relevant to illustrating this and only provide the parts that seem to cause the problem.
I notice you also have not indicated with packager engine you used, so please let us know that as well.
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u48jmber1
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Re: Script does nothing after compiling

Post by u48jmber1 »

Hello,
after rebuilding the Forms file I can now compile successfully on System 2. I don't understand why the original Forms file works on systems 1 and 3 but not on system 2 but ok.

I suspect that the problem that the .exe does nothing after compiling on System 1 is caused by Powershell Studio 2019.
I will test this the days and then provide additional feedback.