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need to make clearer how to extract a .hpprgm from the forum
03-12-2017, 09:23 PM (This post was last modified: 03-12-2017 09:38 PM by StephenG1CMZ.)
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need to make clearer how to extract a .hpprgm from the forum
Previously I have cut and pasted source from the software library to the Android App...provided it was cut and pasteable.

Now I have the VC and CK on a PC, I thought I would try a program file instead.

Trying Lunar Lander, I extracted lunar.hpprgm from the zip into downloads.

First surprise: Windows doesnt know how to open a .hpprgm.
I had hoped the installation of VC and CK would have told it which program to use.

Second disappointment: Its not a notepad no cutting and pasting for this program.

third disappointment: dragging and dropping the file into CK does nothing.

fourth disappointment: Edit\create a program in CK gives a begin...end template.
dragging the program into that window gives its filename, not its contents.
which seems to be how the CK says to create a program.

I am sure it is possible, but it is neither easy nor intuitive.
If the process cannot be made easier [what is difficult about clicking .hpprgrm?], the help file should offer a few more obvious tips to get you started.

update: ahh...
you drag .hpprgm into the programs in the HP Prime pane not into the huge grey window and have VC running too if that makes a difference. Not edit\create as highlighted in the CK help.

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