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Changes won't stick. What is causing this?

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  • Changes won't stick. What is causing this?

    Okay. So I have upgraded from v9 to v11. The following issue I had already in v9, and it still pops up in v11.

    On a form, I have an embedded browse.
    One of the columns in that browse has a font color "Dark blue". I want to change that to "Black".
    So, I double-click the browse, and highlight the specific column. Then right-click the highlighted column and go to "properties", select "Font" and there it is: in the Font Color box in the "attributes section" the font color is specified as: Dark Blue.

    So I click the arrow to the right of that box, and instead of "Dark Blue" select: "Black". "Black" appears in the box. I click the "OK" button. Properties box closes, and I am back in the browse with the highlighted column. I click another column to see the result of the previous, but hack, the font is still "Dark blue".

    I go back to the "properties" box for that column, but to my suprise the color selected there is still: "Dark Blue".
    Can't change it in the properties toolbox as well. That is, I seem to be able to change it, but it simply won't "stick".

    I am not able to change it. How come? What to do?

    Database is working without problems, has been compacted. I have tried to change the stylesheet in the stylesheet manager but I believe it should have been possible to manually override any setting there by the method described above.

  • #2
    Re: Changes won't stick. What is causing this?

    Hi, Marcel.

    I'm not having any trouble with this here, but I'm not using any custom stylesheets. Take a look at this screencast to see what I mean.


    -- tom


    • #3
      Re: Changes won't stick. What is causing this?

      Hi Tom. Long time not spoken.... are you ok?

      Thank you for taking the efforts to make a screencast for this. Indeed, the problem is, that when I do exactly as you did in the screencast, the changes do not stick. It simply won't change and keeps referring to the "old" setting!

      I too have thought in the direction of the stylesheets. I indeed use a custom stylesheet here.

      Point is, I have no clue whatever which property in the stylesheet editor reflects the property box setting for font color? There are so many and the stylesheet editor lacks an interactive example like the CSS stylesheet builder does have.

      Do you have any clue on exactly WHAT property to change in the stylesheet builder?

      Furthermore, I really could understand that the custom stylesheet could be at fault here, but on the other hand, any manual setting in the property box should supersede that, ain't that right?


      • #4
        Re: Changes won't stick. What is causing this?

        Found it!

        There was a color equation active on that particular column, that sort of superseded the general font color setting. I should of course have seen that......
        However, in case of such a superseding setting, it would be better to grey out the more general setting since it can't be changed anyway.....
        Maybe something for the next update.

        Thanks Tom, for trying to help out!!


        • #5
          Re: Changes won't stick. What is causing this?

          You're welcome. Glad you got it sorted.

          -- tom