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  • Form Dialog Close

    I have been struggling with the concept of closing a Form Dialog for the passed three days. I checked out the "Form View Problem" thread from last Nov but I cannot get any of the codes to work, I checked the Help file with the same result.

    I attache a db that has no code on any of the form buttons but this is what I would like to achieve:

    1. From the Control Panel Open Standard Form (Normal Form)

    2. Using the form button to go to DialogForm1 (Form Dialog) and close Standard Form.

    3. Using the form button go from DialogForm1 to DialogForm2 (Form Dialog) and close DialogForm1

    4. Using the form button go from DialogForm2 to DialogForm1 (Form Dialog) and close DialogFrom2

    5. Using the form button go to Standard Form (Normal Form) and close DialogForm1

    I have tried all sorts of methods but I have to admit defeat.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    Alan

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    Re: Form Dialog Close

    Alan,
    You may have to rethink what you want to do--in fact let us know the purpose so as to propose possible alternatives. I say this as when a form is opened as dialog, it ultimately has to be closed from the calling form (button), otherwise it will remain in memory--as you have probably read, just closing it from view does not completely close it. So when you leave the calling form, and you close it there is no way to close the dialog form you have called....same is true for closing one dialog from from a new one being called.....

    Tell us why it must be a dialog I guess is my point....maybe an alternative can be used....unless I misunderstood what you have tried. I did not open your sample as, without what you have tried, what you intend still would be possibly a mystery....

    Maybe others can see through what very well may just be my confusion! :)
    Mike
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    • #3
      Re: Form Dialog Close

      I think its possible to staircase a series of dialog forms as long as the previous forms remain open. Have never needed to do this. I"m wondering if a main menu form could remain open continuously, to control all the child dialog forms?

      If modal data entry is the goal probably the best solution is to use xdialog throughout.

      -- tom

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      • #4
        Re: Form Dialog Close

        Thanks for the replies guys.

        These steps are all carried out using a touch screen.

        1. say the customer goes from Form 1 to Form 2 and then to Form 3 closing Form 2

        2. then returns opening Form 2 without closing Form 3

        3. then goes back to Form 3 each time closing Form 2, this step can be repeated any number of times to accumulate totals on Form 3.

        4. finally when exiting from Form 2 to Form 1 (main menu) Forms 2 and 3 are closed.

        (This is like "Whose on First")

        Using Normal Forms works like a charm but going back-and-fore to Form 3 creates multiple instances of Form 3 being open.

        The reason I want to use Form Dialog is to hide the minimize buttons in the top right hand corner.

        The alternative is find a way to hide the minimize form buttons without using Form Dialog. ( I had an earlier post on this)

        Boy this took some linguistic structuring!!!

        Regards

        Alan

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        • #5
          Re: Form Dialog Close

          Maybe a simpler way to describe my situation.

          1. Customers use a touch screen to move from Form to Form.

          2. One Form needs to remain open because it collects information.

          3. On each Form I need to hide the Mininize button.

          Alan

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          • #6
            Re: Form Dialog Close

            Alan, have you investigated the behavior of xdialogs in your touch screen environment?

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            • #7
              Re: Form Dialog Close

              Tom, no, only on my development machine. Will test the Form Dialog on the TS and let you know.
              Alan

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