Alpha Software Mobile Development Tools:   Alpha Anywhere    |   Alpha TransForm subscribe to our YouTube Channel  Follow Us on LinkedIn  Follow Us on Twitter  Follow Us on Facebook

Announcement

Collapse

The Alpha Software Forum Participation Guidelines

The Alpha Software Forum is a free forum created for Alpha Software Developer Community to ask for help, exchange ideas, and share solutions. Alpha Software strives to create an environment where all members of the community can feel safe to participate. In order to ensure the Alpha Software Forum is a place where all feel welcome, forum participants are expected to behave as follows:
  • Be professional in your conduct
  • Be kind to others
  • Be constructive when giving feedback
  • Be open to new ideas and suggestions
  • Stay on topic


Be sure all comments and threads you post are respectful. Posts that contain any of the following content will be considered a violation of your agreement as a member of the Alpha Software Forum Community and will be moderated:
  • Spam.
  • Vulgar language.
  • Quotes from private conversations without permission, including pricing and other sales related discussions.
  • Personal attacks, insults, or subtle put-downs.
  • Harassment, bullying, threatening, mocking, shaming, or deriding anyone.
  • Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, or otherwise discriminatory jokes and language.
  • Sexually explicit or violent material, links, or language.
  • Pirated, hacked, or copyright-infringing material.
  • Encouraging of others to engage in the above behaviors.


If a thread or post is found to contain any of the content outlined above, a moderator may choose to take one of the following actions:
  • Remove the Post or Thread - the content is removed from the forum.
  • Place the User in Moderation - all posts and new threads must be approved by a moderator before they are posted.
  • Temporarily Ban the User - user is banned from forum for a period of time.
  • Permanently Ban the User - user is permanently banned from the forum.


Moderators may also rename posts and threads if they are too generic or do not property reflect the content.

Moderators may move threads if they have been posted in the incorrect forum.

Threads/Posts questioning specific moderator decisions or actions (such as "why was a user banned?") are not allowed and will be removed.

The owners of Alpha Software Corporation (Forum Owner) reserve the right to remove, edit, move, or close any thread for any reason; or ban any forum member without notice, reason, or explanation.

Community members are encouraged to click the "Report Post" icon in the lower left of a given post if they feel the post is in violation of the rules. This will alert the Moderators to take a look.

Alpha Software Corporation may amend the guidelines from time to time and may also vary the procedures it sets out where appropriate in a particular case. Your agreement to comply with the guidelines will be deemed agreement to any changes to it.



Bonus TIPS for Successful Posting

Try a Search First
It is highly recommended that a Search be done on your topic before posting, as many questions have been answered in prior posts. As with any search engine, the shorter the search term, the more "hits" will be returned, but the more specific the search term is, the greater the relevance of those "hits". Searching for "table" might well return every message on the board while "tablesum" would greatly restrict the number of messages returned.

When you do post
First, make sure you are posting your question in the correct forum. For example, if you post an issue regarding Desktop applications on the Mobile & Browser Applications board , not only will your question not be seen by the appropriate audience, it may also be removed or relocated.

The more detail you provide about your problem or question, the more likely someone is to understand your request and be able to help. A sample database with a minimum of records (and its support files, zipped together) will make it much easier to diagnose issues with your application. Screen shots of error messages are especially helpful.

When explaining how to reproduce your problem, please be as detailed as possible. Describe every step, click-by-click and keypress-by-keypress. Otherwise when others try to duplicate your problem, they may do something slightly different and end up with different results.

A note about attachments
You may only attach one file to each message. Attachment file size is limited to 2MB. If you need to include several files, you may do so by zipping them into a single archive.

If you forgot to attach your files to your post, please do NOT create a new thread. Instead, reply to your original message and attach the file there.

When attaching screen shots, it is best to attach an image file (.BMP, .JPG, .GIF, .PNG, etc.) or a zip file of several images, as opposed to a Word document containing the screen shots. Because Word documents are prone to viruses, many message board users will not open your Word file, therefore limiting their ability to help you.

Similarly, if you are uploading a zipped archive, you should simply create a .ZIP file and not a self-extracting .EXE as many users will not run your EXE file.
See more
See less

Restrict access to parent form while child form open?

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • 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
    PRO-WARE, LLC
    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.

    Comment


    • #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.

      form.load()
      form.show()
      form.activate()

      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
      PRO-WARE, LLC
      Omaha, NE 68137

      Comment


      • #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.

        Code:
        '  IF FIXES FORM IS NOT LOADED
        if .NOT. is_object("Fixes") then	
           Form.load("Fixes","Dialog")
        end if	
        
        '  PUT IN EDIT RECORD MODE	
        Fixes.Change_Mode()
        
        ' 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
        Fixes.show()
        
        '  SET FOCUS TO IT
        Fixes.activate()
        And here is the code in my "Cancel" button on the child form:

        Code:
        topparent.cancel()
        topparent.close()
        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

        Comment


        • #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.

          Code:
          '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
             parentform.cancel()
             '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
             end if
          end if
          'Close the form
          parentform.close(.f.)
          Mike W
          __________________________
          "I rebel in at least small things to express to the world that I have not completely surrendered"

          Comment


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

            It's a timing issue.
            Change to:
            Code:
            topparent.cancel()
            xbasic_wait_for_idle()
            topparent.close()

            Comment

            Working...
            X