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  • Drop Down Browse Search Supercontrol

    I am attempting to use a Drop Down Browse Search on a form that is set to not allow changes to the data as this form displays historical data. I set this by setting "parentform.allow_change(.F.)" in the forms OnInit event.

    The Drop Down Browse Supercontrol doesn't work if I have the form set to not allow changes.

    Are there any known workarounds for this?

    Thanks

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    Re: Drop Down Browse Search Supercontrol

    From the Wiki on Control Properties:
    If you set a form to modal data entry, all objects on the form are locked (i.e. cannot be changed) until the form is placed into enter or change mode. This includes two-state buttons, multi-state buttons, and variables. In many cases, it is desirable to be able to click two and multi-state buttons and to set variable values even if the form is modal. If this is what you want to do, open the object's Properties dialog, display its Setup tab, and select "Always Modeless" in Field Properties to specify that the object is always modeless.

    Now the only problem is that the XD supercontrol does not have a field property - I checked mine with Object Explorer. If no changes take place on your form you could set all your fields to Read Only. Cal Locklin has a Group_Format utility that lets you change them all together.

    OR you could do it the old fashion way and just use a regular drop down object attached to a variable - then it will have a field property you can set to 'Always Modeless'. ;)
    Last edited by MoGrace; 04-11-2013, 10:54 AM.
    Robin

    Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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      Re: Drop Down Browse Search Supercontrol

      Mark,

      I reported this as a bug a long time ago and Selwyn told me that they would fix this. I guess they haven't.

      First, I would submit a bug report that there is no property to make the drop down modeless when using a modal form.
      Then, look at my attached .jpg This is the work around.

      Open the object explorer, find the setting Non_modal and Set non_modal = True

      Ron
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      • #4
        Re: Drop Down Browse Search Supercontrol

        Hi Ron,
        I checked that in v10.5 and there are no field properties for my Tree Supercontrol - perhaps they changed that in v11 but forgot to add it to the properties genie?
        Robin

        Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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        • #5
          Re: Drop Down Browse Search Supercontrol

          Originally posted by Ronald Anusiewicz View Post
          Mark,

          I reported this as a bug a long time ago and Selwyn told me that they would fix this. I guess they haven't.

          First, I would submit a bug report that there is no property to make the drop down modeless when using a modal form.
          Then, look at my attached .jpg This is the work around.

          Open the object explorer, find the setting Non_modal and Set non_modal = True

          Ron
          Ron,

          Thanks a lot for this work around...

          It works, but how do I put the form into change mode when it is set to modal?

          Occasionally we need to be able to make changes in this form.

          Thanks!

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          • #6
            Re: Drop Down Browse Search Supercontrol

            Hi Mark,
            If you use a button on the form or toolbar, you could scipt that to toggle edit mode with the form's restrict.change property as well as the settings for the Supercontrol field properties. You could also trap the F3 key in an Onkey event to do likewise.
            Last edited by MoGrace; 04-11-2013, 01:05 PM.
            Robin

            Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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            • #7
              Re: Drop Down Browse Search Supercontrol

              Originally posted by MoGrace View Post
              Hi Mark,
              If you use a button on the form or toolbar, you could scipt that to toggle edit mode with the form's restrict.change property as well as the settings for the Supercontrol field properties. You could also trap the F3 key in an Onkey event to do likewise.
              Thanks - works great!

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