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  • IW Anomaly

    If I open the default browse for a table and then set the interactive window session, the code editor does not 'see' the browse. It does see the default form however. When selecting in the IW it displays as DefaultBrowse_group.

    Try it by using this and tell me if you get something different:

    = "Code_Editor"

    When the default form is opened for the table Group, I get

    = "DefaultForm_group"

    Is this expected behavior?
    Last edited by MoGrace; 05-22-2016, 02:30 PM.

    Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

  • #2
    Re: IW Anomaly


    I opened Alphasports.

    I opened the default browse for the Customer table.

    I placed the default browse in design mode.

    I chose Interactive off the TaskList menu.

    I typed ? in the interactive window in my tasklist and pressed enter.

    I got "DefaultBrowse_customer0"

    Are you doing something else ?


    • #3
      Re: IW Anomaly

      Yes I was, I did not open either the default browse or form in design mode. 'DefaultBrowse_Customer0' looks like a 2nd instance of the browse?

      Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford


      • #4
        Re: IW Anomaly

        Agreed. I've always thought the IW runs in its own session, unaware of other open windows. Were you expecting something different?

        Robin, walk us through the steps you took and please take itty-bitty steps. (sorry for the use of technical jargon).


        • #5
          Re: IW Anomaly

          Fair enough. With the control panel open and my Home form loaded, I opened in this case, a named browse. Then I opened the IW from the control panel and set the session to the browse and typed in the following: (neither the browse nor the form are in design mode)


          then I changed the session to the Home form and this time I got:


          then I closed the browse and opened it in edit mode and still got the first response when the session was set to the browse.

          Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford


          • #6
            Re: IW Anomaly

            I followed your sequence and get the same results.

            This is the first time, ever, that I explored this part of Alpha Land.

            It looks like a bug. You might submit a formal bug report. I'd describe it this way:

            The "Set Interactive Window Session" menu choice (from the Interactive Menu of the Code Editor) fails when set to an open named browse object."


            • #7
              Re: IW Anomaly

              Revisiting this issue, I am trying to find a way to address the properies for a default browse so I can add restrictions when my script opens it. Any ideas?

              Edit: Well that was easy, apparently v12 has this fixed.

              Here is the property - from the IW:


              Now I just need to apply a little Stan magic to get the table name portion into a variable to create a string to I can set it to .T.
              Last edited by MoGrace; 09-25-2017, 11:21 AM.

              Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford


              • #8
                Re: IW Anomaly

                What are you using in your script to open the default browse?
                There can be only one.


                • #9
                  Re: IW Anomaly


                  putting the table name into a variable is easy, but once the browse is opened, I couldn't make a property change that had any effect.

                  Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford


                  • #10
                    Re: IW Anomaly

                    ptr = a5_open_default_browse(whatever)
                    ptr.restrict_enter = .T.
                    There can be only one.


                    • #11
                      Re: IW Anomaly

                      I forgot that it returned a pointer - thanks

                      vtname = "appt"
                      ptr = a5_open_default_browse(vtname)
                      ptr.restrict_enter = .t.
                      ptr.Refresh_Browse() ' this is needed else a ghost appears where the new record line used to be


                      Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford