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Desktop picture has to be opened, closed, opened again to show, since build 5447_5206

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  • Desktop picture has to be opened, closed, opened again to show, since build 5447_5206

    Every since build 5447_5206 back in Nov 2018, I have had to open pictures twice before they will actually show.
    This is the xbasic I use to open a form in a modal window, to show inventory pictures. (done from action scripting and has worked for over 10 years)

    record_number = current_record_number()
    query.filter = "recno() = " + record_number
    query.order = ""


    'Open the layout_type showing just the records that satisfy the filter
    DIM Shared varP_Picture as P
    DIM layout_name as c
    layout_name = "PictureR"
    varP_Picture = :Form.viewqueried(layout_name,query.filter, query.order ,"dialog","Fill","Fill")
    'After the user closes the dialog form, the form remains in memory and the script
    'continues with the next command.

    'You can insert any code here that you want to execute before the dialog form (which is now
    'hidden) is removed from memory with the .close() command.
    'The code that you insert here can refer to the form using the pointer variable, varP_Picture

    if is_object(varP_Picture) = .t. then
    varP_Picture.close()
    end if

    Any suggestions on a work around?

    Thanks
    Tony

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    Desktop picture has to be opened, closed, opened again, before picture is visable

    Every since build 5447_5206 back in Nov 2018, I have had to open pictures twice before they will actually show.
    There was another issue that I reported and Alpaha fixed very quickly.
    We have just lived with this picture issue. I hate to bother Alpha with a bug report on an old desktop app, but hoping someone has a solution.

    This is the xbasic I use to open a form in a modal window, to show inventory pictures. (done from action scripting and has worked for over 10 years)

    record_number = current_record_number()
    query.filter = "recno() = " + record_number
    query.order = ""


    'Open the layout_type showing just the records that satisfy the filter
    DIM Shared varP_Picture as P
    DIM layout_name as c
    layout_name = "PictureR"
    varP_Picture = :Form.viewqueried(layout_name,query.filter, query.order ,"dialog","Fill","Fill")
    'After the user closes the dialog form, the form remains in memory and the script
    'continues with the next command.

    'You can insert any code here that you want to execute before the dialog form (which is now
    'hidden) is removed from memory with the .close() command.
    'The code that you insert here can refer to the form using the pointer variable, varP_Picture

    if is_object(varP_Picture) = .t. then
    varP_Picture.close()
    end if

    Any suggestions on a work around?

    Thanks
    Tony

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    • #3
      Re: Desktop picture has to be opened, closed, opened again to show, since build 5447_5206

      Every since build 5447_5206 back in Nov 2018, I have had to open pictures twice before they will actually show.
      Unless you need some feature in build 5447, you could back up to the previous build that did work.
      The next option would be to build a little test module that duplicates your problem and submit a bug report.

      If Alpha deems your issue as a bug, they will fix it and it will be in the next release.
      Alpha Anywhere v3.5
      Version 12.3, Build 2999
      MySql56 & DBF's

      Alpha 4, 5, Anywhere

      Ron Anusiewicz

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      • #4
        Re: Desktop picture has to be opened, closed, opened again to show, since build 5447_5206

        Ron
        Thanks for the reply. I did submit a bug report on another issue at the time 5447 came out
        and Alpha was very prompt to reply and the fix was in the next release as you stated.
        The issue I'm talking with the pictures is not a big problem for us and i didn't want to bother Alpha with another bug report.
        Thanks again
        Tony

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        • #5
          Re: Desktop picture has to be opened, closed, opened again to show, since build 5447_5206

          Tony,
          I do not consider the reporting of a bug as bothering Alpha. If your code worked for 10 years and the latest build broke your code, I feel you have a legitimate right to bring this to Alpha's attention.
          If there is something wrong with your code, Alpha will let you know. They may even give you the work around. But if the update is the problem, hopefully, they will fix it. Lastly, your effort to fix this bug, if it is one, will benefit the rest of the Alpha community.
          Alpha Anywhere v3.5
          Version 12.3, Build 2999
          MySql56 & DBF's

          Alpha 4, 5, Anywhere

          Ron Anusiewicz

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