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*********** WinBatch+Compiler 2017B Beta **********
« on: March 22, 2017, 09:50:13 am »

We have released WinBatch+Compiler 2017B beta.

Customers on an active maintenance plan may download the beta version of the software from the download page.  Find beta software in the Alternatives
download list.

http://www.winbatch.com/download.html

If you do not have a current maintenance plan and are interested in getting updated, please visit our software maintenance renewal page. You can easily order online.

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*********** WinBatch+Compiler 2017B Beta Release Notes**********
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2017, 09:53:52 am »
WB 2017B (beta) Mar 22, 2017

  DLL 6.17bqb First showing up in WB 2017B

      Fixed interpreter problem that prevented the use of conditional control statement reserved
      words as the first word of a multiline sting line within an non executing conditional
      statement block.
   
      Fixed a problem in file related functions that accept a delimited list as input.  This
      problem caused these functions to ignore remaining list items after processing the files
      matching a list item containing one or more wildcards characters. The problem affected the
      FileAppend, FileAttrSet, FileAttrSetEx, FileCopy, FileCopyAttr, FileDelete, FileMove,
      FileMoveAttr, FileRename, FileSize, FileSizeEx, FileDelete, FileTimeSet, FileTimeSetEx and
      FileTimeTouch functions. 
   
      Added a new p1 option to Intcontrol 93 to support RFC-3161-compliant Timestamp Authority
      services for time-stamping signed files. This option is only available when WinBatch is
      running on Windows 8/2012 and newer Windows operating systems.
 
        p1   Meaning
        --   -------
         3   Sign a file and use an RFC-3161-compliant Timestamp Server (Windows 8 or newer.)
               p2 specifies a tab-delimited string with the following six parameters:
                 - file to sign
                 - certificate friendly name
                 - description of file being signed (can be "" if not needed)
                 - location (URL) of information about file (can be "" if not needed)
                 - URL of RFC-3161-compliant timestamp server (can be "" if not needed)
                 - timestamp server's hash algorithm: sha1, sha256, sha385, or sha512 (defaults
                   to sha256 if "" and ignored if no timestamp server provided)

        Note that when Microsoft implements "Phase Three" of their SHA-1 phase out, newer 
        versions of Windows may treat signed files timestamped using a legacy SHA-1 hash
        timestamp server as untrusted after the signing certificate's expiration date has
        passed.  Microsoft currently states that, "Long-term, Microsoft intends to distrust SHA-1
        throughout Windows in all contexts. Microsoft is closely monitoring the latest research
        on the feasibility of SHA-1 attacks and will use this to determine complete deprecation
        timelines."

        Also note that only SHA-1, Authenticode timestamped files are recognized as trusted on
        Windows Vista/2008. Fully updated versions of Windows 7/2008R2 and all newer versions of
        windows trust SHA-256, RFC-3161-compliant timestamped files.

      New Function:                                             
       TimeFormat(s:ymdhms, s:format) 
         Returns the date and/or time as a text string in the indicated format. The maximum
         total expanded size of the returned string is limited to 2048 characters.
          "ymdhms" - Date/time in YYYY:MM:DD:HH:MM:SS WIL time format.
          "format" - String indicate the date and/or time format of the date and/or time
                     returned by the function.  The following table lists the standard Windows
                     date and time format characters accepted by the function.  Non-format
                     character are accepted but should be enclosed in single (') quotes to avoid
                     non-format characters being used for date/time formatting.  In order to
                     include a single quote in the returned text escape it with a second single
                     quote.  For example, '''' will create one single quote in the return text.
 
            Format    Used For                    Description
               d            Days        Displays the day as a number from 1 to 31
              dd           Days        Displays the day as a number with a leading 0 if the number
                                             is less than 10
             ddd       Weekdays   Displays a weekday name with 3 letters as Mon, Tue, etc
             dddd     Weekdays   Displays the complete name of a week day as Monday, etc
               M           Months     Displays the numeric month from 1 to 12
              MM          Months     Displays the numeric month with a leading 0 if the number is
                                             less than 10
             MMM       Months      Displays the short name of the month as Jan, Feb, Mar, etc.
             MMMM     Months     Displays the complete name of the month as January, etc
              yy            Years       Displays two digits for the year as 00 for 2000 or 03 for 2003
             yyyy          Years      Displays the numeric year with 4 digits
               h            Hours      Hours with no leading zero for single-digit hours; 12-hour
                                            clock.
              hh           Hours      Hours with leading zero for single-digit hours; 12-hour clock
               H            Hours      Hours with no leading zero for single-digit hours; 24-hour
                                            clock
              HH          Hours      Hours with leading zero for single-digit hours; 24-hour clock
               m          Minutes    Minutes with no leading zero for single-digit minutes
              mm        Minutes    Minutes with leading zero for single-digit minutes.
               s          Seconds    Seconds with no leading zero for single-digit seconds
              ss         Seconds    Seconds with leading zero for single-digit seconds
               t         Time Mark   Two-character abbreviation (for example, AM or PM)*
                 
                * This function does not support single character time marks.

      FileMenu Shell Extension
         Added workaround for a defect in Windows Explorer on Windows 7 and older versions of
         64-bit Windows. This defect caused duplicate FileMenu menu items to appear when the
         Explorer window's "File" menu bar item was repeatedly selected while a file name was
         selected in the file list window.

         Add the "wbt64" file extension to the filemenu.ini file. The extension is mapped to the
         same "FileMenu for WinBatch files.mnw' menu file used for the "wbt" extension.
 
      Changes to the Dialog and related functions
         Added support for an optional date ranges to the CALENDAR control.  The control's
         variable can now contain a vertical bar(|) delimited list of YMDHMS date values.  The
         first item of the list is used as the control's initial date.  The second item is the
         minimum date the control will accept and the third item is the maximum date the control
         will accept.  The CALENDAR control's range can also be set using the DialogControlSet
         function with the @Date request code and a vertical bar(|) delimited list of YMDHMS
         date values.

         Increased the maximum number of control definitions recognized per dialog template from
         300 to 500.

      Compiler
         Added new "Use RFC 3161 Timestamp" option to the "Code Signing Details" dialog. When
         this option is checked the compiler will timestamp the executable using a
         RFC-3161-compliant timestamp server and the more secure SHA-256 hash algorithm. When
         this option is not checked the compiler will use an Authenticode timestamp server and
         the SHA-1 hash algorithm to timestamp the executable file. 
         
         This option is enabled when the compiler is executing on Windows 8/2012 R2 and newer
         versions of Windows. It is disabled on older versions of Windows because older
         platforms lack the functionality necessary to support RFC-3161-compliant timestamp
         servers for timestamp operations.

         Windows Vista/2008 cannot process RFC-3161-compliant timestamps and will consider
         applications timestamped using an RFC-3161-compliant timestamp server untrusted. 
         Windows 7/2008R2 and newer versions of Windows trust executables timestamped using
         an RFC-3161-compliant timestamp server.

         As mentioned in the new IntControl 93 p1 option notes, Microsoft states that,
         "Long-term, Microsoft intends to distrust SHA-1 throughout Windows in all contexts.
         Microsoft is closely monitoring the latest research on the feasibility of SHA-1 attacks
         and will use this to determine complete deprecation timelines." 
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Re: *********** WinBatch+Compiler 2017B Beta **********
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2017, 11:27:43 am »
Excellent.  Thank you VERY much.   Was thinking about about the Dialog Control Limit just the other day due to Menu items consuming spaces and the TimeFormat function will smooth out the new datepicker on one front.   Not to mention saving me from going insane trying to figure out what is wrong using multiline strings :)



Jim