.pde files compared to .ino files

I am getting a few examples with libraries and they have files with them.

They are "filename".pde

I can't for the life of me get the Arduino IDE to be the default program.

I can open them with editplus, but not the IDE.

What am I missing?

Right click, "open with"?

Well, I right click and say OPEN - I don't see an OPEN WITH.

Select to pick my own progarm, browse, go to the Arduino IDE, select it and ......

Nothing happens.

It doesn't even load for that instance.

You haven't said what operating system.

Ooops.

the ubiquitous one.

Windoze XP SP2.

Sorry, I've never heard of "Windoze." Wish I could help.

Sorry that is my dispising of microslop and their OS.

It is otherwise called windows.

I call it windoze because it is/was so slow I used to doze while waiting for it to do things.

If you dislike it and whoever microslop is, then why use it? That seems silly.

Believe me, if I could, I would.

Alas 90% of businesses these days use it.

So it is "the norm" and if you don't have skills with it, you are less-liked by the employer.

Anyway, that aside, I can't get these files to be opened with the IDE.

"Open with" - or "Open" and then pick a progarm doesn't yield the icon being changed and used in future times.

This isn't by microslap, but it might apply to your computer.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307859

Which version of the Arduino IDE are you using?

Just right click and open with Arduino.exe. When you save it the extension will change to .ino .pde files are default for Processing.exe to avoid confusion between it and Arduino.exe

kf2qd:
Which version of the Arduino IDE are you using?

1.0.1

The latest - I believe.

I got 1.0.0 or something and one day it told me there was a later version so I downloaded and installed it.

bobknipper: Just right click and open with Arduino.exe. When you save it the extension will change to .ino .pde files are default for Processing.exe to avoid confusion between it and Arduino.exe

That is what I tried.

Alas nothing happens.

Don't know why either.

So I can rename the .pde to .ino and they will work. No worries then.

Renameing to .ino should do it Makeing Arduino as default for .ino and processing default for .pde should make them showup under open with as their is no install to either program

lost_and_confused: Believe me, if I could, I would.

Alas 90% of businesses these days use it.

So it is "the norm" and if you don't have skills with it, you are less-liked by the employer.

Anyway, that aside, I can't get these files to be opened with the IDE.

"Open with" - or "Open" and then pick a progarm doesn't yield the icon being changed and used in future times.

It isn't a one-party system. You can use whatever you want at home where the employer doesn't care, right? And some employers might actually like you to be able to bootstrap yourself on more than one system. At least, these are the sorts of things I am interested when I conduct an interview for tech positions (which I do regularly.)

Even so, Windows XP 32-bit is very different from any of the modern 64-bit Windows environments, so your employer might not be getting their money's worth if you don't have "the skills".

That being said, it's not like switching to another OS will solve all your problems -- it merely switches one set of problems for another. But you "can" and you "should" at least try one of the other ones.

More to the point: the problem you describe is common, and has to do with how the Explorer saves program defaults. This is something Microsoft changes quite a bit release to release. One trick is to create a test account and see if the problem persists there. If not, then you know it is something related to the account you use, not necessarily the OS itself.