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  • 1.  Automatically Load Project on Startup

    Posted 11-25-2022 06:04
    Hello,

    I am looking for a way to automatically load a specific project every time XPression starts, but I cannot find a way to do it outside of a batch file. Is there an option within XPression to load a project every time the software starts?

    Thanks!

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    Jack Reynolds
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  • 2.  RE: Automatically Load Project on Startup

    Ross Staff
    Posted 11-25-2022 06:07
    There's this option in preferences. 



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    Simon Redmile
    Senior Graphic Programmer & Designer
    Ross Video
    Bristol United Kingdom
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  • 3.  RE: Automatically Load Project on Startup

    Posted 11-25-2022 06:10
    I've seen that, but with 4 projects loaded I don't think theres a way to guarantee which one it will consider to be the "most recent."

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    Jack Reynolds
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  • 4.  RE: Automatically Load Project on Startup

    Ross Staff
    Posted 11-25-2022 06:17
    You could try this.

    Make yourself a custom keymap that's always in XPression. 

    I've made one here called RED. 

    Add a script action. (Make sure its in Global and not Project Shortcuts)

    Set it to be fired by a GPI so external device such as a ross switcher or dashboard can fire it or something like an Streamdeck. 


    Or a keyboard shortcut. 


    On that GPI have a script like this. 

    dim project as xpProject

    Engine.AddProject("C:\Users\awisniewski\Desktop\gpi test.xpf",true)

    Engine.GetProject(0, project)

    Engine.SetActiveProject(project)


    You'll probably want this ticked as well to avoid having to projects. 


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    Simon Redmile
    Senior Graphic Programmer & Designer
    Ross Video
    Bristol United Kingdom
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  • 5.  RE: Automatically Load Project on Startup

    Posted 11-25-2022 06:19
    That is what we currently have, and we have tied it to multiple keyboard shortcuts to try to eliminate the risk of an operator forgetting to load it, but sometimes they still manage to get around it by loading it through the windows explorer instead of a macro. The only other option I could think of is to just make a shortcut that opens the .xpf file from Windows directly, which will open it.

    So to confirm then, XPression does not have this functionality?

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    Jack Reynolds
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  • 6.  RE: Automatically Load Project on Startup

    Ross Staff
    Posted 11-25-2022 06:22
    Not that I am aware of unless you are using Remote Sequencer workflow.

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    Simon Redmile
    Senior Graphic Programmer & Designer
    Ross Video
    Bristol United Kingdom
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  • 7.  RE: Automatically Load Project on Startup

    Ross Staff
    Posted 11-28-2022 14:04
    Have you tried a Project Group file that opens all your projects at once? Project Manager > Project Group > Save As Project Group