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    How to get current form name

    I need to get the name of the current form and the caption name found on the window tab of the form properties.

    I want to find out what forms are being used in my app, so I plan to add code to the OnInit event to write the form name or caption to a table.


    ~ Tom

    Re: How to get current form name

    In the oninit you could use and this.window_title.

    I tested that as button code but it doesn't work properly in the oninit because the window has not been initialized at that point.

    What I use is code for the button that opens the form.

    button_name = 'button object name reflects form to be opened
    form_name - 'calling form

    The op_write() function

    FUNCTION op_write AS L (operation AS C, origin as C )
    op_tbl ="op_trace",FILE_RW_EXCLUSIVE)
    op_tbl.Op = operation
    op_tbl.Date_op = time("mon dd, yyyy 0h:0m am",now())
    op_tbl.Origin = origin
    op_tbl.user = api_getmachinename()
    op_write = .t.

    I suppose you could do what you want in the onexit event. After all, the form was accessed if it is being exited.

    Note: doesn't seem to work in the onexit or canexit.
    Last edited by Stan Mathews; 09-15-2017, 03:50 PM.
    There can be only one.


      Re: How to get current form name

      Selwyn helped me with a function to get a list of open windows into a toolbox panel. From this docked toolbar I can activate one of the windows or close the window with a doubleclick event in the xdialog. I am using a global variable u_code to test the permission level of the logged in user so only a level 3 user can close the Home form ( Caption = 'Main Menu') and display the control panel.

      function list_open_windows as c ()
      'DESCRIPTION:Returns a CRLF list of all open window names
      'by Selwyn 06/16/2016
      xx = a5_window_list()
      xx = stritran(xx,"a5_controlpanel_activate()","ControlPanel.activate()")
      xx = stritran(xx,".activate()","")
      xx = stritran(xx,"obj(","")
      xx = stritran(xx,")","")
      xx = stritran(xx,"\"","")
      list_open_windows = xx
      end function
      This is the sub-function used in the xdialog List_dblclick event winlist.jpg
      '//t. WinList Sub Function
      function winlist as c (loc_vars as p)
      WITH loc_vars	
      winlist = ""
      dim wptr as p
      dim openlist as c = ""
      dim vc as c = ""
      dim wlist as c
      wlist = list_open_windows()
      if u_code <> "3" then
      	'allows only developer to display and close HOME, also
      	'contolpanel and code editor hidden by default when HOME is open
      	'except for developer
      	wlist = word_subtract(wlist,"HOME")
      end if
      for each foo in wlist
      	if foo.value = "" then
      		foo.value = cur_frm
      	end if
      	'display the window caption instead of the form name
      	fname = alltrim(foo.value)
      	wptr = obj(fname)
      	if is_object(fname) then
      		if wptr.class() = "form" then 
      			vc = convert_expression(":"+fname+".window_title","V")
      			wname = eval(vc)				
      			wname= "{Data="+fname+"}"+wname
      		else if wptr.class() = "browse" then
      			vc = convert_expression(":"+fname+".name()","V")
      			wname = eval(vc)				
      			wname= "{Data="+fname+"}"+wname
      			wname = fname
      		end if
      	end if
      	openlist = openlist+crlf()+wname
      openlist = remove_blank_lines(openlist)
      winlist = openlist
      END WITH
      end function
      I liked the Open Window panel that QuickBooks uses and wanted to create something similar in Alpha. Which may not be what you want...
      Last edited by MoGrace; 09-15-2017, 04:33 PM.

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


        Re: How to get current form name

        Thanks Stan and Robin.

        I'm getting there. And Stan, the Oninit is pickingup the form name.

        I'm capturing the opening of the app on the Autoexec script. Where would I pick up the info when the app is closed?

        ~ Tom


          Re: How to get current form name

          Probably ON_DATABASE_EXIT().
          There can be only one.


            Re: How to get current form name

            Thanks Stan. That did it. Mission accomplished!

            ~ Tom