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    Layout_Delete function

    The xbasic command Layout_Delete() appears to have stopped working in the latest release. Has anyone else come across problems with this function? I have been using this function for years in an application and now it does not work. I am looking for solutions.



    Re: Layout_Delete function

    Is error report to Alpha an option?


      Re: Layout_Delete function

      Yes Kenneth. I have already submitted a bug report on this. I just wanted to know if anyone else had this issue and if so, if they found any replacement function. This is a show stopper for my application. So far, no feedback from the boys at Alpha on this.

      Thanks for getting back to me.


        Re: Layout_Delete function

        Gene, if you're using LAYOUT_DELETE so that you can recreate a layout with the same name you could try LAYOUT_RENAME as a workaround until you get a fix.


          Re: Layout_Delete function

          Thanks Jon.

          I need Layout_Delete to remove my letters from the copy of my application prior to creating a build. Deleting them from the directory does not work. Perhaps there is a way to remove them outside Alpha that will do a complete job?


            Re: Layout_Delete function

            Do you mean deleting the letters individually from the letters tab doesn't work?


              Re: Layout_Delete function

              The control panel is not available to the runtime user so that tab can not be used by them as far as I know. This is why I created a button for them which uses the function Layout_delete(). Does anyone have another way that might work or do we all have to wait for the bug fix?

              I went back through all the previous versions as far back as June and the issue appears to be there back past then.


                Re: Layout_Delete function

                This works for me

                :Form.delete("zfdg") ' where zfdg is a Form created for the purpose.

                I only tried it with a Form, Gene.

                The options in my old V12 are;


                BUT, I tried in in V10.5 first and copied the code into a new Script in V12, and fired that on a button on a separate form, as in not one that was open.
                See our Hybrid Option here;

                Apologies to anyone I haven't managed to upset yet.
                You are held in a queue and I will get to you soon.


                  Re: Layout_Delete function

                  Hi Ted.

                  Are you suggesting that one way to remove a letter can be to use the command :Letter.delete(lettername) rather than layout_delete(layoutname,layouttype)?



                    Re: Layout_Delete function

                    Yes, Gene.
                    Try it on a simple set up first.
                    See our Hybrid Option here;

                    Apologies to anyone I haven't managed to upset yet.
                    You are held in a queue and I will get to you soon.


                      Re: Layout_Delete function

                      Thanks for giving me that solution! :Letter.delete(lettername) works for this Turkey!

                      Merry Christmas to all!