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Friday June 05, 2009
10:40 AM

Padre Single Instance now correctly foregrounds on Win32

[ #39081 ]

Of course, I'm not at all proud of what I had to do to get there, but after around 20 minutes per line of code trawling through MSDN, I finally managed to find a combination that works.

The single instance server now immediately sends the PID on connect (leading space padded to specifically 10 bytes) and the the client does the following.

my $pid  = '';
my $read = $socket->sysread( $pid, 10 );
if ( defined $read and $read = 10 ) {
    # Got the single instance PID
    $pid =~ s/\s+\s//;
    if ( Padre::Util::WIN32 ) {
        require Win32::API;
            'N', 'L',

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