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  • Shortcut Title not showing

    Am in process of upgrading a old Windows 2003 Server X64 with Alpha 10.5 to Windows Server 2012 R2 x64 & Alpha 12 or Alpha Anywhere. Using Desktop Application. In v10 & Windows 2003 at the title bar on the top there is the Alpha Icon and the title that I named the shortcut. When doing the same thing on the Windows 2012 R2 server I have the Icon but do not have the title. We are using TS on both systems. I looked at how the shortcuts are made and both seem to be exact.

    Are others seeing the same problem or do I not have something set correctly.

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    Re: Shortcut Title not showing

    Jack, are you talking about the title bar of the Alpha Anywhere main window, after the shortcut opens the database and displays your startup form?

    In my own applications I usually display the path to the data in the title bar of my opening form. I do this by setting the "window_title" property of the form object in the onActivate event of the opening form. Here's an example displaying a simple character string in the title bar.


    Code:
    [SIZE=4]' in onActivate event of opening form
    this.window_title = "My Opening Form"
    this.resynch()   ' may not be necessary[/SIZE]
    Last edited by Tom Cone Jr; 12-27-2014, 07:18 AM.

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    • #3
      Re: Shortcut Title not showing

      It is the title bar of the main alpha anywhere window. Not the form windows. I will try your code to see if it will show in the main title bar. I have 2 separate short cuts to the same database. One I run in runtime and the other I run in the developer. I had different titles in the title bar so I knew if I was in run time or developer program.

      In playing around in the Alpha V12 I found where one function did not work but worked in V10. Turns out I had an error in the function and v10 did not care or catch it. V12 did care and would not run the function.

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      • #4
        Re: Shortcut Title not showing

        I wonder if it is related to Server 2012. I am using V12, and have no problems with the title bar, set when creating the shortcut. However, I am not running on Server 2012.
        Cole Custom Programming - Terrell, Texas
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        martin_w_cole@msn.com

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          Re: Shortcut Title not showing

          I am going to load runtime on a windows 8.1 workstation and see if it shows there. Martin, what version of windows are you using?

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          • #6
            Re: Shortcut Title not showing

            7 Pro and Server 2008 R2
            be sure to create a separate shortcut for each one, using Alph's shortcut creator, and set the title to whatever value you want - like MyApp Full and MyApp Runtime
            Cole Custom Programming - Terrell, Texas
            972 524 8714
            martin_w_cole@msn.com

            ____________________
            "A young man who is not liberal has no heart, but an old man who is not conservative has no mind." GB Shaw

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            • #7
              Re: Shortcut Title not showing

              You can take further advantage of all that imposed space, filling it with useful reference information - eg

              collect variables (in this case program subject, version number, licencee name, date and username) after login and display across the title bar
              Code:
              [CODE]wintitle=subjecttext+"     "+vno+"| "+abco+"  |   "+date()+"   |   USER "+u_nam
              a5.window_title=wintitle
              [/CODE]
              I usually add A5.GET_PATH() for the actual data path.
              Last edited by Ray in Capetown; 12-30-2014, 04:48 PM. Reason: add A5.GET_PATH()

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                Re: Shortcut Title not showing

                Thanks for all of the info. Ray I like your idea since I have a form that I use to communicated staus of a number of things. I can not put that in title bar and user would be able to see all the time without having to move other forms out of the way.

                I set up a runtime on my windows 8.1 workstation, created a shortcut and started from shortcut. When program started the title I had on the shortcut showed up in the middle of the title bar. As so as I saw it was in the middle and not right next to the icon on the left corner I was betting I did not see it because it was behind the remote desktop's title bar that in in the middle. I then went to remote desktop the 2012 server, started alpha and moved the rt title bar and there was my shortcut title in the middle. Problem Solved.

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