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Restrict access to parent form while child form open?

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  • Restrict access to parent form while child form open?

    I want to keep the user from making changes to the parent form while the child form is open. I thought by setting the child form to modal this would keep them from returning to the parent form, but I can close the parent form without any problems with this setting.

    I didn't really want to hide the parent form in case they wanted to refer to the data on it.
    John J. Fatte', CPA
    Omaha, NE 68137

  • #2
    Re: Restrict access to parent form while child form open?

    I assume you are using Action Scripting to open the child form. Check to options tab of the action script genie, window style, and set the style to dialog.
    There can be only one.


    • #3
      Re: Restrict access to parent form while child form open?

      Originally posted by Stan Mathews View Post
      I assume you are using Action Scripting to open the child form. Check to options tab of the action script genie, window style, and set the style to dialog.
      Actually, I'm not.

      I'm using the following code.


      The reason I'm doing this is because I've got some code to pass some data from my parent table to the child table. The code is between the load() and the show().

      Just noticed that I can do this in the load(). Thanks for the nudge...
      John J. Fatte', CPA
      Omaha, NE 68137


      • #4
        Re: Restrict access to parent form while child form open?

        This is weird...

        Here is the code in my "Edit" button on the parent table.

        if .NOT. is_object("Fixes") then	
        end if	
        ' now assign PK of the primary table to that record
        Fixes:pk_app.value = parentform:pk.value	
        dim t_fixes as p
        t_fixes = table.current(4)
        Fixes:section.value = t_fixes.section
        Fixes:desc.value = t_fixes.desc
        '  SHOW THE FORM
        '  SET FOCUS TO IT
        And here is the code in my "Cancel" button on the child form:

        The problem is that I need to click the Cancel button twice to get the form to close. What am I doing wrong?

        I discovered a little more information. When I click the Cancel button the first time, it is just canceling the "Edit" mode. I can tell by the Status bar. When I click it again, it closes the form.

        This same behavior is exhibited if I click the red X to close the form.
        Last edited by jjfcpa; 02-16-2010, 08:56 PM.
        John J. Fatte', CPA
        PRO-WARE, LLC
        Omaha, NE 68137


        • #5
          Re: Restrict access to parent form while child form open?

          This is the Action script code for close form changing the parentfrom.commit() to cancel(). Try it, see what happens.

          'Close current form or browse window.
          DIM mode as c
          mode = parentform.mode_get()
          'If the form is in Enter or Change mode, first save the changes before closing the form
          if mode = "ENTER" .or. mode = "CHANGE" then
             'Check to see if the record was successfully saved
             if parentform.mode_get()<>"VIEW" then
                ui_msg_box("Unable to save your changes","Please correct and save, or discard your changes", UI_STOP_SYMBOL)
             end if
          end if
          'Close the form
          Mike W
          "I rebel in at least small things to express to the world that I have not completely surrendered"


          • #6
            Re: Restrict access to parent form while child form open?

            It's a timing issue.
            Change to: