This is something I have been wanting to work on for a long, long time. I think that I finally have all the technical aspect sorted that will allow me to make this happen. Now it is just a matter of time, money and effort… ahh, for more rainy days 🙂

The “dashboard” is vaguely modelled on the VS2012 version with the Start and Recent items there to the left. I figure the “News Feeds” could be configurable and possibly for more than just RSS/Twitter type feeds but for now I think this is a good start.

Some of the ideas I have planned:

This is something I have been working on gradually over the last few weeks. I just really want to show it off a bit and see what interest there might be. Hopefully even get some suggestions and ideas to make it even more awesome. This is the short version, I will do a bigger write up when it is closer to completion.

The new LogViewer addin from ClarionAddins uses the really cool SnakeTail – “Windows Tail Utility to Monitor Trace Log Files” project (check it out, a great utility on its own) to show a real time scrolling display of your Clarion (or anything really) database trace log right there in the IDE!

I am still working on getting all the parts working smoothly but its in use daily here and making my life easier already 🙂

Hopefully a screenshot will explain more:

LogViewer in thge IDE!


How to Enable Code Snippets

Add .appclw and .APPCLW (no “*” in front of it) to the list in the Code Snippets setup. This tells the IDE to show snippets in the code completion list for the embed editor and the embeditor.

In my IDE I have this set of extensions for Clarion snippets:

How to Enable Code Snippets

Using Code Snippets

If you are getting a lot of \bin\*.xlog files you might want to try the following.

Note: If you are curious you can use my free IdeDebug addin to view the contents of the xlog files before you delete them. For my own personal curiosity, let me know if you are seeing anything other than what is mentioned here.


The most common one is this:

SoftVelocity.TextTransform has not been loaded because it requires

To stop it, delete or rename this file: