E-Prime 2.0 SP1 (22.214.171.1243) introduces an easier way to configure the SNTP clock in E-Prime 2.0. When the E-Prime SNTP Realtime Clock is selected in the Experiment Object Properties pages, the user is now able to gain access to and edit properties of the SNTPClockExtension.ini file directly from the Graphical User Interface (GUI). Previously, users had to launch a text editor outside of E-Studio to create or edit the SNTPClockExtension.ini file.
E-Prime 2.0 provides the ability to choose from available clocks via the E-Studio GUI. One of the available clocks is the SNTP Realtime Clock. In order to allow E-Prime to use the SNTP Realtime Clock, additional configuration property settings must be specified in an .ini file; see NEW FEATURE: E-Prime SNTP Realtime Clock  for details.
To expedite the editing process for the SNTPClockExtension.ini file, a new feature has been added to E-Prime 2.0 SP1 that allows users to access the contents of this file directly from E-Studio's Graphical User Interface. This can be found by opening any instance of E-Studio and double-clicking on the Experiment object at the top of E-Studio's Structure window. Next, click on the Timing tab at the top of the Experiment Object Properties page and make sure the Clock property is set to "E-Prime SNTP Realtime Clock".
Beneath the Clock Scale property is the SNTPClockExtension.ini control. Two new buttons are available. The first one, "Edit My Experiments", searches for and opens the SNTPClockExtension.ini file located in the My Experiments folder. The second button, "Edit Program Folder", opens the SNTPClockExtension.ini file located in E-Prime's Program folder (C:\Program Files (x86)\PST\E-Prime 2.0\Program). If E-Prime does not find a SNTPClockExtension.ini file in the selected location, then E-Prime creates a template version of the SNTPClockExtension.ini file in the selected location (My Experiments or Program folder) and opens the file for editing in Notepad, as shown below:
The template version is an annotated version of the SNTPClockExtension.ini file that explains the purpose of each value and provides a placeholder for each value. Once the proper values have been entered and the SNTPClockExtension.ini file has been saved, E-Prime will be able to use the SNTP Realtime Clock.
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This item was introduced in E-Prime 126.96.36.1993