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Copying the database changes borders?

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  • Copying the database changes borders?

    We have two developer systems. I create/edit things on a developer desktop and periodically copy the whole app folder to the other developer, a netbook. The app has quite a few buttons here and there, all with a square black border, single line, width 2.

    Many, but not all, of these buttons have a width of 1 on the netbook.

    Why can't border width survive the transition like everything else? The only clue I have is that the desktop runs at 1021x1280 while the netbook is 1024x600. Is there a workaround?

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    Re: Copying the database changes borders?

    Hi Sandy.

    This sounds like a screen resolution issue. Not sure there's a workaround other than setting the resolution the same on both machines.

    I'm curious if the two machines are using the same operating systems? Are the graphic settings (themes, etc) the same both machines?

    I'm curious what would happen if you change the border width to 2 on your netbook, and then copy everything back to your desktop machine?


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      Re: Copying the database changes borders?

      I used the runtime installed on my desktop to open \\Silly Girl\...\Archives. That's the top clip. Looks the way it should. The bottom clip is the same running directly on Silly Girl's developer. I think the difference in status boxes is appropriate considering the desktop monitor runs in portrait mode.

      We use Oops!/Save in a lot of places. Most places they are a group and both borders survive. Here they are not grouped, but Oops! still survived.

      The listed properties are the same for both buttons, and my hunch that grouping matters fails. Frustration.

      The two systems are Win 7, one Starter and one Pro. Settings are about the same except for screen resolution.
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      Last edited by Sandy Garrett; 06-21-2014, 08:57 AM.


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        Re: Copying the database changes borders?

        Good news and bad news. Copying back _does_ work. No answer yet on how well or long it works, though. Will the borders stick if I change something else in a form's properties?

        Only 63 more forms to edit....