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Organica Core: Multiple Instances

By: Paul S. Cilwa Viewed: 5/27/2024
Posted: 8/9/2018
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Topics: #Computers #Programming #Organica #VB.NET
How to build into Organica the ability to run multiple instances of itself.

Many applications—most applications—allow multiple copies of themselves to run at the same time. In fact, a programmer must make a special effort to forbid it. However, in the case of Organica, a second instance should not behave quite like the first.

The first instance should start up fullscreen and be positioned so the current directory is the user's own account folder. Additional instances will be invoked with a command line argument specifying which folder should be that instance's current directory; in addition, instances after the first should be regular, sizable, windows.