Ah a fellow ztwin/vedit man! hello Ian
The use of open using dde in the file associations instead of edit will open the file in an already started instance of vedit. However this is limited to files of extensions that you choose to associate with vedit.
I have files of many varied extensions or no extension at all that I wish sometimes to edit with vedit and sometimes to open with another app.
I notice in w2k that in ztw ctrl-E on a group of tagged files will open them all in the one instance of vedit, which is encouraging
Also, if in ztw I hit Open on a file of unassociated extension or on a file with no extension the popup openwith will appear
So maybe if Vedit is called from that popup, then it can somehow be accessed with dde.
I look forward to Ted hopefully implementing this functionality "sometime this year" Only 3 days to go:-)
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