Improved AutoIncreasing build number and other macros

I really love using macros in VC++. They make things highly customizable, like I like them.
Not how MS wants me to use it.

So, I took the liberty to add to Thomas Mahler’s wonderful
macro for increasing build number. I added support for increasing ALL the build numbers
avaliable in the .rc file. I also added backing up the file, because I noticed in certain
situations, it would occasionally change settings and lines other than the build
numbers. So use with caution.

I added putting the current compile date/time
to the 2nd line. I also include here, a couple macros for backing up the current active document,
and restoring the .rc file.


First, the small macros-


Sub CurrentDateTime()
‘DESCRIPTION: Saves current date/time to the rc file, on line 2.

Dim strMonth
Dim strDay
Dim strYear
Dim strHour
Dim strMinute
Dim strSecond

Documents.Open (ActiveProject.Name + “.rc”), “Text”
Windows(ActiveProject.Name + “.rc”).Active = TRUE
ActiveDocument.Selection.GoToLine 2
ActiveDocument.Selection.SelectLine
ActiveDocument.Selection.Delete

strMonth = CStr(DatePart(“m”, Now))
strDay = CStr(DatePArt(“d”, Now))
strYear = CStr(DatePart(“yyyy”, Now))
strHour = CStr(DatePart(“h”, Now))
strMinute = CStr(DatePArt(“n”, Now))
strSecond = CStr(DatePart(“s”, Now))

ActiveDocument.Selection.Text =”// Last compiled “+strMonth + “/” +strDay +”/” +strYear+” at “+ strHour+”:”+strMinute+”:”+strSecond+ + vbCrLf
ActiveDocument.Selection.NewLine
ActiveDocument.Save (ActiveProject.Name + “.rc”)
ActiveDocument.Close()

End Sub

Sub saveBackUpRC()
‘DESCRIPTION: Backs up rc file.

Documents.Open (ActiveProject.Name + “.rc”), “Text”
Windows(ActiveProject.Name + “.rc”).Active = TRUE
ActiveDocument.Save (ActiveProject.Name + “.rc”+”~”)
ActiveDocument.Close()

End Sub

Sub restoreRcFile
‘DESCRIPTION: Restores back up of rc file.

Documents.Open (ActiveProject.Name + “.rc~”), “Text”
Windows(ActiveProject.Name + “.rc~”).Active = TRUE
ActiveDocument.Save (ActiveProject.Name + “.rc”)
ActiveDocument.Close()

End Sub

Sub saveActiveDocBackup()
‘DESCRIPTION: Backs up current active document.

Dim Wnd
Wnd = ActiveDocument.FullName
ActiveDocument.Save(ActiveDocument.fullname + “~”)
ActiveDocument.Close()
Documents.Open Wnd, “Text”

End Sub


Now, the improved build increase macro

Sub IncResVersion()
‘DESCRIPTION: Build active project and increase version counters in rc script.
‘ Map it to F7 for ease of use. (c)’98 Th. Mahler and parts by LJP.

Dim strMonth
Dim strDay
Dim strYear
Dim strHour
Dim strMinute
Dim strSecond

Dim Wnd
‘ open the project’s resource script:
Wnd = ActiveProject.Name + “.rc”
Documents.Open (ActiveProject.Name + “.rc”), “Text”
Windows(ActiveProject.Name + “.rc”).Active = True

‘ SAVE BACK-UP OF FILE >>>>
ActiveDocument.Save (ActiveProject.Name + “.rc”+”~”)

ActiveDocument.Close()
Documents.Open Wnd, “Text”

‘Go to 2nd line in rc file, delete it, and get current time/date
ActiveDocument.Selection.GoToLine 2
ActiveDocument.Selection.SelectLine
ActiveDocument.Selection.Delete

strMonth = CStr(DatePart(“m”, Now))
strDay = CStr(DatePArt(“d”, Now))
strYear = CStr(DatePart(“yyyy”, Now))
strHour = CStr(DatePart(“h”, Now))
strMinute = CStr(DatePArt(“n”, Now))
strSecond = CStr(DatePart(“s”, Now))

‘write current date/time and add newline – formatted for USA
ActiveDocument.Selection.Text =”// Last compiled “+strMonth+ “/”+strDay +”/”+strYear+” at “+strHour+”:”+strMinute+”:”+strSecond + vbCrLf
ActiveDocument.Selection.NewLine

‘ find line with FileVersion Information:
ActiveDocument.Selection.FindText “FILEVERSION”, dsMatchForward + dsMatchFromStart + dsMatchCase

‘ move to eol and then to end of build number:
ActiveDocument.Selection.EndOfLine

‘ mark Build Number and store in strVersion
ActiveDocument.Selection.WordLeft 1 ‘dsExtend does not work in my VisualStudio???
Dim strVersion3
strVersion3 = ActiveDocument.Selection.Text

‘ Increase Version and write back to file:
ActiveDocument.Selection.ReplaceText strVersion3 , strVersion3+1

ActiveDocument.Selection.FindText “PRODUCTVERSION”, dsMatchForward + dsMatchFromStart + dsMatchCase

‘ move to eol and then to end of build number:
ActiveDocument.Selection.EndOfLine

‘ mark Build Number and store in strVersion
ActiveDocument.Selection.WordLeft 1 ‘dsExtend does not work in my VisualStudio???
Dim strVersion4
strVersion4 = ActiveDocument.Selection.Text

‘ Increase Version and write back to file:
ActiveDocument.Selection.ReplaceText strVersion4 , strVersion4+1

ActiveDocument.Selection.FindText “VALUE “”FileVersion””,”, dsMatchForward + dsMatchFromStart + dsMatchCase

‘ move to eol and then to end of build number:
ActiveDocument.Selection.EndOfLine
ActiveDocument.Selection.CharLeft dsMove, 3

‘ mark Build Number and store in strVersion
ActiveDocument.Selection.WordLeft 1 ‘dsExtend does not work in my VisualStudio???
Dim strVersion
strVersion = ActiveDocument.Selection.Text

‘ Increase Version and write back to file:
ActiveDocument.Selection.ReplaceText strVersion , strVersion+1

ActiveDocument.Selection.FindText “VALUE “”ProductVersion””,”, dsMatchForward + dsMatchFromStart + dsMatchCase

‘ move to eol and then to end of build number:
ActiveDocument.Selection.EndOfLine
ActiveDocument.Selection.CharLeft dsMove, 3

‘ mark Build Number and store in strVersion
ActiveDocument.Selection.WordLeft 1 ‘dsExtend does not work in my VisualStudio???
Dim strVersion2
strVersion2 = ActiveDocument.Selection.Text

‘ Increase Version and write back to file:
ActiveDocument.Selection.ReplaceText strVersion2 , strVersion2+1

ActiveDocument.Close()

‘build active project
ExecuteCommand “BuildToggleBuild”
Documents.SaveAll True

End Sub

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