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  • Right Click Menu Question

    I have a modal form.
    I want to assign my own custom menu to the fields on my form.
    I have created the menu.
    In view mode, my menu works fine.
    However; when the form is set to allow edits, Alpha's default right click menu is visible until
    a change is made to the field. Then and only then is my menu visible.

    I've read and re-read the field properties for the field. In yellow doesn't make any sense to me.


    Has anyone worked with custom menus?
    Alpha Anywhere v3.5
    Version 12.3, Build 2999
    MySql56 & DBF's

    Alpha 4, 5, Anywhere

    Ron Anusiewicz

  • #2
    Re: Right Click Menu Question

    I just tried it.

    Go to the code tab, New, Menu, Form right Click Menu, Field Selected, Change/Enter Mode. After pressing OK you are presented with the standard right click menu which you can modify. Save your modifications as RightClick_Chg_View_Edit. Wherever you want your custom menu to be used, edit the field as you show above and select the custom menu.

    menu start.png
    There can be only one.


    • #3
      Re: Right Click Menu Question

      That's what I did.

      The only time the right click menu is correct is when viewing the form and right clicking on a field.
      If the form is in allow edit mode but no edits have been made, Alpha's default right click menu is visible. If I make a change to the field, A different right click menu is now visible.

      Doesn't make any sense.

      Running v4.5.2, build 4770
      Last edited by Ronald Anusiewicz; 06-05-2018, 01:02 PM.
      Alpha Anywhere v3.5
      Version 12.3, Build 2999
      MySql56 & DBF's

      Alpha 4, 5, Anywhere

      Ron Anusiewicz


      • #4
        Re: Right Click Menu Question

        Just tried this in version 11 and I can't get the right click to work there either.
        Alpha Anywhere v3.5
        Version 12.3, Build 2999
        MySql56 & DBF's

        Alpha 4, 5, Anywhere

        Ron Anusiewicz


        • #5
          Re: Right Click Menu Question

          I sent a request for how to use the right click menu to Alpha and Selwyn kindly replied.

          What I didn't understand was the process required to have a custom menu.
          The first step is to create your custom menu and save it.


          To see My_Menu when the form is in a mode to allow edits or in change mode you need to take the original menu, duplicate it, and save it as:


          You now have three menu scripts.

          The original menu script, My_Menu, is entered in the drop down box.
          Alpha Anywhere v3.5
          Version 12.3, Build 2999
          MySql56 & DBF's

          Alpha 4, 5, Anywhere

          Ron Anusiewicz