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Rick Ausdahl | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Oct 2 2011 5:41 PM

Sorry, Steve--I didn't mean to make more work for you.  Tongue Tied

I'm wondering...does anyone know of any other apps, actions, or functions that can be initiated from within Logos 4 that require successful connection with the Logos COM api?  If so, I'd be glad to give them a try to see if they're able to make the connection on my system.

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Rick Ausdahl | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 8 2011 10:28 PM

Steve, I haven't had any suggestions regarding other apps, actions, or functions that need to connect with the Logos COM api, but I have kept working toward resolving the error I was getting when trying to install QuickLinks on my XP desktop and VISTA laptop.  Here's an update.

  1. I was finally able to get QuickLinks to install on my XP desktop machine and it seems to be working fine, including the helper apps. At first I thought maybe it finally installed because you had tweaked the main QuickLinks app because I noticed the version that installed on my desktop was newer than the version listed in your installation instructions, and I knew that since getting the installation error documented in my first post, I hadn't made any changes to my desktop system other than applying Windows updates and Logos 4 updates.
  2. After the successful install on the XP desktop I tried it again on the VISTA laptop, but there I ran into the same problem as before. At that point I decided to uninstall Logos 4 on the laptop and reinstall it. First I uninstalled QuickLinks, then I uninstalled Logos 4. At that point I decided to uninstall Libronix as well. After doing the uninstalls, I opened CCleaner and ran the "Cleaner" app and the "Registry Cleaner" app.  I then downloaded the Logos 4 installer app and did the install.  After opening Logos 4, I downloaded all my resources and let Logos 4 index them.  Everything seemed to go fine.  I then tried again to install the main QuickLinks apps, but got the same error as before.  I booted in Safe Mode with Networking and tried the install again.  Same error.  Next I tried booting in Safe Mode without networking, but it wouldn't even begin to install in that mode.  As per my initial post, the installation appears to fail with the error noted in my first post, yet the program appears in the list of installed programs in the Control Panel, and it appears in the Start Menu.
  3. I should also note that I did check to make sure my system had the prerequisites for QuickLinks that you noted in your installation instructions--i.e. Windows Installer 3.1 and  Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile.  I could see  Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile in the list of installed programs from the Control Panel, but I didn't see Windows Installer 3.1 (or any other version of it).  So I opened the Services Window and checked that.  There was an entry for Windows Installer but it didn't list the version number so I ran msiexec from the command prompt and it showed the version as  4.5.6002.18005.  So I don't think that's the problem unless QuickLinks requires the older version.
  4. One last tidbit.  Most of my install attempts have been via the manual install method because the web install method didn't work for me.  If I do attempt to install via the web method I get an error window that says:  "Cannot download the application.  The application is missing required files.  Contact application vendor for assistance.  The window has an OK button and a Details button.  If I select the Details button, it displays the following info.

PLATFORM VERSION INFO
 Windows    : 6.0.6002.131072 (Win32NT)
 Common Language Runtime  : 4.0.30319.237
 System.Deployment.dll   : 4.0.30319.1 (RTMRel.030319-0100)
 clr.dll    : 4.0.30319.237 (RTMGDR.030319-2300)
 dfdll.dll    : 4.0.30319.1 (RTMRel.030319-0100)
 dfshim.dll    : 4.0.31106.0 (Main.031106-0000)

SOURCES
 Deployment url   : file:///C:/Users/Rick/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.IE5/NUQCOTFF/L4%20QuickLink.application

ERROR SUMMARY
 Below is a summary of the errors, details of these errors are listed later in the log.
 * Activation of C:\Users\Rick\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\NUQCOTFF\L4 QuickLink.application resulted in exception. Following failure messages were detected:
  + Downloading file:///C:/Users/Rick/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary Internet Files/Content.IE5/NUQCOTFF/L4 QuickLink.application did not succeed.
  + Could not find file 'C:\Users\Rick\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\NUQCOTFF\L4 QuickLink.application'.
  + Could not find file 'C:\Users\Rick\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\NUQCOTFF\L4 QuickLink.application'.
  + Could not find file 'C:\Users\Rick\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\NUQCOTFF\L4 QuickLink.application'.

COMPONENT STORE TRANSACTION FAILURE SUMMARY
 No transaction error was detected.

WARNINGS
 There were no warnings during this operation.

OPERATION PROGRESS STATUS
 * [10/9/2011 12:08:01 AM] : Activation of C:\Users\Rick\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\NUQCOTFF\L4 QuickLink.application has started.

ERROR DETAILS
 Following errors were detected during this operation.
 * [10/9/2011 12:08:01 AM] System.Deployment.Application.DeploymentDownloadException (Unknown subtype)
  - Downloading file:///C:/Users/Rick/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary Internet Files/Content.IE5/NUQCOTFF/L4 QuickLink.application did not succeed.
  - Source: System.Deployment
  - Stack trace:
   at System.Deployment.Application.SystemNetDownloader.DownloadSingleFile(DownloadQueueItem next)
   at System.Deployment.Application.SystemNetDownloader.DownloadAllFiles()
   at System.Deployment.Application.FileDownloader.Download(SubscriptionState subState)
   at System.Deployment.Application.DownloadManager.DownloadManifestAsRawFile(Uri& sourceUri, String targetPath, IDownloadNotification notification, DownloadOptions options, ServerInformation& serverInformation)
   at System.Deployment.Application.DownloadManager.DownloadDeploymentManifestDirectBypass(SubscriptionStore subStore, Uri& sourceUri, TempFile& tempFile, SubscriptionState& subState, IDownloadNotification notification, DownloadOptions options, ServerInformation& serverInformation)
   at System.Deployment.Application.DownloadManager.DownloadDeploymentManifestBypass(SubscriptionStore subStore, Uri& sourceUri, TempFile& tempFile, SubscriptionState& subState, IDownloadNotification notification, DownloadOptions options)
   at System.Deployment.Application.ApplicationActivator.PerformDeploymentActivation(Uri activationUri, Boolean isShortcut, String textualSubId, String deploymentProviderUrlFromExtension, BrowserSettings browserSettings, String& errorPageUrl)
   at System.Deployment.Application.ApplicationActivator.ActivateDeploymentWorker(Object state)
  --- Inner Exception ---
  System.Net.WebException
  - Could not find file 'C:\Users\Rick\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\NUQCOTFF\L4 QuickLink.application'.
  - Source: System
  - Stack trace:
   at System.Net.FileWebRequest.EndGetResponse(IAsyncResult asyncResult)
   at System.Net.FileWebRequest.GetResponse()
   at System.Deployment.Application.SystemNetDownloader.DownloadSingleFile(DownloadQueueItem next)
  --- Inner Exception ---
  System.Net.WebException
  - Could not find file 'C:\Users\Rick\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\NUQCOTFF\L4 QuickLink.application'.
  - Source: System
  - Stack trace:
   at System.Net.FileWebResponse..ctor(FileWebRequest request, Uri uri, FileAccess access, Boolean asyncHint)
   at System.Net.FileWebRequest.GetResponseCallback(Object state)
  --- Inner Exception ---
  System.IO.FileNotFoundException
  - Could not find file 'C:\Users\Rick\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\NUQCOTFF\L4 QuickLink.application'.
  - Source: mscorlib
  - Stack trace:
   at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)
   at System.IO.FileStream.Init(String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, Int32 rights, Boolean useRights, FileShare share, Int32 bufferSize, FileOptions options, SECURITY_ATTRIBUTES secAttrs, String msgPath, Boolean bFromProxy, Boolean useLongPath)
   at System.IO.FileStream..ctor(String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, FileShare share, Int32 bufferSize, FileOptions options, String msgPath, Boolean bFromProxy)
   at System.Net.FileWebStream..ctor(FileWebRequest request, String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, FileShare sharing, Int32 length, Boolean async)
   at System.Net.FileWebResponse..ctor(FileWebRequest request, Uri uri, FileAccess access, Boolean asyncHint)

COMPONENT STORE TRANSACTION DETAILS
 No transaction information is available.

Sorry for such a long post.  I'm not sharing the info with you because I expect you to resolve the problem.  I understand very few people encounter this issue.  I just thought I'd pass it along in case you've been stewing over it and there might be something that "popped out" at you.

I'm sorry I can't get it to run on my laptop (I use that the most), but am thankful it finally installed (for whatever the reason) on my desktop.  I do wish there was another app, function, or feature I could test that requires communication with the Logos 4 COM api as that might shed some light on the problem, but I don't yet know of any.

Thanks again for providing such a great add-on.

Rick

 

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steve clark | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 10 2011 7:47 AM

Rick,

Thanks for all the info, i see you have been very persistent in trying to get QL to install. It is interesting that you got it to install in your XP system.

As for using the web installation, this is what VB Express (my programmers development app) provides for building installation builds. i wish it was more flexible and offered other solutions, but it is what it is. It is not very reliable in working from the web installation as you have seen. So that is why i added a ZIP of the installation files to my website. The main issue with that is if QL is already installed when you try to run it, it will fail and you will need to use the Control Panel to uninstall QL first, then installation from the extracted ZIP files will work. Thus the reason i tried to setup the installation from my website using VB's web installer (as we see that is not reliable).

The prerequisite files for .NET 4 seem to be installing correctly because you could not have gotten the original error message on your Oct 1 post if they had not. From the original error message, something inside Windows or Logos is preventing LogosCOM.exe from identifying itself as a COM class (or allowing VB to connect via COM). Your problem is similar to others with the exception that LogosCOM.exe is loading and the others are not getting it to load. Logos provides this app as an interface between Logos4 and other apps to translate its COM API commands to Logos4 as well as its responses to other apps (QL).

As for other apps which use the Logos4 COM, i searched the forum and did not find anyone else's app which specified that they use the COM API. Early on when users were having problems with QL and the COM API i contacted Logos developers by email and asked if they had a sample app which connected to their COM api and received a couple of emails. The last email was from Bob Pritchett telling me that Logos did not have such a sample app and kindly explained that the developers where quite busy working on Logos features & bugs.

So it seems you have exhausted your options on getting QL to load on your laptop. i thank you for all your efforts and apologize that QL has caused you so much time and frustration. Who knows sometime in the future maybe Logos will make changes or the developers will help us figure out a way to get this to work.

Blessings in Christ!
steve

QLinks, Bibl2, LLR, Macros
Dell Insp 17-5748, i5, 1.7 GHz, 8G RAM, win 8.1

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Rick Ausdahl | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 10 2011 8:40 AM

Steve,

Please don't apologize--absolutely no need for that.  The fact is, there are people who are enjoying and benefiting from QuickLinks, and the few of us who have hit snags with it are no worse off than we were before you made it available.  I suspect we might be a wee bit jealous of those using it successfully Stick out tongue but we certainly have no right to complain.

Thanks again for making it available.  It would be awesome if Logos could take a look at it, make it work for everyone, incorporate it into their product (with your permission), and reward you for your effort.

Rick

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Jane Parrish | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 3 2011 6:15 PM

Steve,

I had downloaded and used your QL toolbar when you first created it; then I ran into the problem of updating it and ended up removing it.  I have just installed the web  QL, and it was very easy.  I enjoyed using it, and I look forward to again setting up my layouts.  Two questions:  To install on my laptop--just repeat what I did for the desktop?  Secondly, when updates or changes are made, how would I update the application on my machine?

 

Thank you for this great little tool.

Jane Parrish

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steve clark | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 3 2011 7:42 PM

Hi Jane,

Jane Parrish:
To install on my laptop--just repeat what I did for the desktop? 

Yes, just run the installer. If you have problems, the web page shows a manual method for installing.

One thing to make note of, is that you should only add shortcuts to QL or Helper Apps to Logos on one of the computers. Logos4's sync should make those show up on your 2nd computer. If you have the same OS on both computers then the shortcuts in L4 should work on that 2nd computer.

If not, then i have seen it work by using a work-around of creating a folder on your desktop of both computers (but you must have the folder named exactly the same). Then copy QL & Helper shortcuts in windows to the folder that you just created. Then remove the old shortcuts for QL & Helpers from L4. Then add shortcuts on only one of the computers from the desktop folder which you created.

[the difficulty here is that L4's shortcuts use an exact path & filename for each shortcut in L4]

 

Jane Parrish:
Secondly, when updates or changes are made, how would I update the application on my machine?

You would need to update them on both computers, as these are independent apps running on each computer.

QLinks, Bibl2, LLR, Macros
Dell Insp 17-5748, i5, 1.7 GHz, 8G RAM, win 8.1

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Jane Parrish | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 4 2011 6:24 PM

Steve,

Sure enough the Helper Apps do not work on the laptop.  I discovered that if I right click on the QL icon in the task bar that the helper apps work.    Do I still need to make the folder on the primary computer desktop to get the apps to work in the menu bar of Logos?  (i.e. just refer back to your post of 7:42 yesterday for "how to"? Thank you ahead of time for your time.

Jane

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steve clark | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 4 2011 8:13 PM

It sounds like you are close to having things work on the laptop...

Jane Parrish:
I discovered that if I right click on the QL icon in the task bar that the helper apps work.

Did you start QL from a shortcut in L4 (before you right clicked on it in the task bar) ?
[If so then you may not have installed the Helper apps on the Laptop]

With the current installation all QL apps (including Helpers) are located in a single folder when installed (as shown in the image below). So you might check by clicking on the Start button and checking to see if the Helper apps are on your laptop. If they are not, then you will need to go to the QL web page and install them (first close Logos4 before installing and close QL).

Otherwise if the Helper apps are present on the laptop as shown below, then perhaps your shortcuts in L4 for the Helper apps are not properly set on your desktop computer. On your desktop in L4 remove the Helper app shortcuts from L4's shortcut bar. Then add back the Helper apps to L4's shortcut bar per step #6 in the installation instructions. You will want to close L4 on the desktop and then open L4 on the laptop and wait for sync to add the Helper app shortcuts to L4's shortcut bar.

QLinks, Bibl2, LLR, Macros
Dell Insp 17-5748, i5, 1.7 GHz, 8G RAM, win 8.1

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Jane Parrish | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 9 2011 4:15 PM

Thank you, Steve.  This is the first opportunity I've had to do what you suggested.  The apps work on both the desktop and the laptop.  Thank you so much for your prompt replies and for sharing these great tools.

Jane Parrish

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steve clark | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 9 2011 7:51 PM

Great Jane, glad they are working for you!

QLinks, Bibl2, LLR, Macros
Dell Insp 17-5748, i5, 1.7 GHz, 8G RAM, win 8.1

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