View Full Version : Black flash on fields and repaint problem with combobox


Marcel Kollenaar
02-21-2007, 05:09 PM

I created a simple start of a form. Two fields, a button and a combobox. The problem I have is that when the cursor leaves the field it turns black and white again. It flashes.

The combobox has a repaint problem with the dropdown button. When I select an item the button is repainted and is still visible.

Can someone confirm this or do I something wrong?

02-21-2007, 05:33 PM
I am using XP and can confirm that the "dlgbody" first row of text flashes to black as I "click" from that box to the second box you have (the text line turns black for a split second). The same is true as I click from the second box back up to the first box. Nothing happens if I move the cursor from one box to the next. The cursor does not flash, it only changes from an arrow to a text bar when I place the area within either box.

I don't understand your second problem. When I make a selection in the "dropdown1", the selection shows up in the box area.

I hope this is of some help to you.

Pete Schuder

02-21-2007, 06:10 PM

I tried every form I have in an operations program that i developed for a carpet company and everyone flashed black, except one form with a myriad of fields.

I saw this once before in V7, but don't remember how I corrected it.

It seems it is a refresh problem which would be an internal problem that Alpha would have to correct. Only a guess though.

I did find that you can get used to it as long as your fields are regular text size and not the size of the boxes you showed in your program.

Not much help - maybe Alpha will read this.


Cian Chambliss
02-21-2007, 06:11 PM
Hi Marcel,

This is a bug.

I have just fixed the flicker problem you are seeing - should be in the next patch. As to the combo-box, the 'button' should always appear for the combo box - the bug is when it doesn't appear after leaving the field - this has been fixed as well.


Marcel Kollenaar
02-22-2007, 02:49 AM
Thank you very much, all three of you for looking at my problem.

Marcel Kollenaar
03-01-2007, 04:31 PM
Perfect! Problem solved with 1269-3059.

Nice 'silent' switch from box to box and a drop down button on top of the box. :cool: