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Can not create a Grid - hc.object.Refresh method not found

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  • Can not create a Grid - hc.object.Refresh method not found

    Okay, it's late Saturday night and I decided to follow the "Alpha Five Web Applications: The Tutorial" which was kindly emailed to me a few weeks ago.

    Anyway, I've followed the initial example to the letter (I believe), created a connection to the sample Northwest.mdb; the connection test succeeded.

    Per the tutorial, I'm attempting to create a grid control, selecting 'Read only Grid (SQL)' mode. On selecting "OK" Alpha Five returns two error messages (see attachments) along the lines of "hc.object.Refresh method not found". I can't progress until this is resolved.

    I'm running Windows Vista, home version. Any clues please?
    Alphafive V10

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    Re: Can not create a Grid - hc.object.Refresh method not found

    Further. When attempting to create a grid control (or dialog), using the read only (sql) template (or from blank) I receive two error messages as already indicated.

    I've just noticed that a tab, at bottom of the Alpha window, is created, labelled, "Grid Builder <Untitled>". There is no associated form or window for this tab click. See attached image.

    Any clues please?
    Last edited by Steve T; 01-09-2010, 08:09 PM. Reason: spelling
    Alphafive V10


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      Re: Can not create a Grid - hc.object.Refresh method not found

      Alphafive V10


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        Re: Can not create a Grid - hc.object.Refresh method not found

        Just saw your post and it appears there has been no response... I personally hate when that happens to me. Have you tried to create a grid using a dbf template rather than sql? I believe the tutorials use the native Alpha db, not sql, which may be why it errors in find the table.

        Good luck on this - Kim
        Kim Dickerman


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          Re: Can not create a Grid - hc.object.Refresh method not found

          Thanks Kim. Unfortunately, changing to dbf doesn't change things. Per the tutorial, it's the Northwind database (Northwind.mdb) that is used. I can successfully connect to the database, via the 'test connection' button.

          At this stage I'm stumped.
          Alphafive V10


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            Re: Can not create a Grid - hc.object.Refresh method not found

            I'm still stumped (shameless way to bump this message).

            Strange in a way. I'm currently devoting most of my time to the desktop application, coming to grips with Xdialog. Xbasic seems to be similar in many ways to VBA and Real Basic and therefore is not mysterious. I only looked at the web side of things as a distraction to the desktop, something different, and now I have this little problem (grid control not the playing the game) which is annoying the hell out of me.
            Alphafive V10


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              Re: Can not create a Grid - hc.object.Refresh method not found

              Hi Steve,

              Mine tests okay too.

              If you get the error immediately on selecting 'New Grid', then I would suggest that it has nothing to do with your datasource, but rather with your alpha installation/build.

              Have you got the latest build?



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                [Solved] Re: Can not create a Grid - hc.object.Refresh method not found

                Well this is a little bit embarrassing (sort of). The grid builder was being opened and displayed, after the error messages, it's just that the grid builder window was off-screen, that is, not visible, had to use the horizontal scroll bar to scroll left to bring the grid builder into view.

                Obviously, what was very frustrating is that clicking on the bottom tab referring to the untitled grid builder did not bring the grid builder window into view, though it received the focus. From a user's point of view, it simply wasn't there.

                What's even more frustrating is that I'm not short on screen real estate. I've got two 22" screens and Alpha 5 v10 is maximised in one.

                The error messages still persist and I've got no idea what effect they have, if any, as I was able to continue with the tutorial and see the grid in action.

                As regards Alpha 5 v10 installation and setup, everything appears correct and I've got the latest build, 2659 / 3515.

                Now that I'm aware of this behaviour, hopefully it shouldn't catch me out again.
                Alphafive V10


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                  Re: Can not create a Grid - hc.object.Refresh method not found

                  Been there done that, no worries!:)