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Multi-State Button Doesn't Work on Just one computer

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  • Multi-State Button Doesn't Work on Just one computer

    I have a very strange problem. I have three forms, each having a multi-state button.

    The application is networked and is connected to 8 other computers.
    The multi-state button will not work on just one computer. Two other computers that work just fine
    are of the exact same model, a Dell Optiplex 7020 i3 running Win 7 Pro each with 4 gig of ram.

    Task manager shows plenty of resources available.

    The multi-state button will not work even if I move the application to the hard drive of the problem computer.

    When a button is pushed on the multi-state button, nothing visible happens. Other buttons on the form will continue to
    work. However; the form is put into some kind of suspended state as the only way I can close the form is by clicking on
    the red X. Likewise, then the only way I can close alpha is to click on the red X.

    And that is only if the forms were windowed. If the forms were full screen, I would have to do ctrl-alt-del.
    I've installed, removed, reinstalled V11RT and nothing changes. I went into the registry and removed everything that said

    This happens on all three forms. So something must be interrupting the OnChange events.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.


    Alpha 5 Version 11
    AA Build 2999, Build 4269, Current Build
    DBF's and MySql
    Desktop, Web on the Desktop and WEB

    Ron Anusiewicz

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    Re: Multi-State Button Doesn't Work on Just one computer

    What does the multistate button do?

    I can duplicate a similar situation if the onchange code is msgbox(var->variable_represented_by_mstbutton) and move the msgbox off the screen. The form cannot be accessed due to the message box waiting for an ok so it can't be closed, nor can Alpha. Sounds like on the one machine something is waiting for user interaction.
    There can be only one.


    • #3
      Re: Multi-State Button Doesn't Work on Just one computer

      I'm using the multi-state button to filter vendor names. This form is set up like the multi-state button in Alpha Sports with the alphabet, a button to show "All" and a variable to Search by. Vendor name, contact, email, etc... The second form is for inventory and the third form is for customers.

      I figured out what is happening, but I do not have a clue how to fix this. Again, this is working fine on all but one computer.

      I took the Vendors form and I put a debug in the OnChange and OnPush events which ever was appropriate.
      When run on my development machine, the debug fires at the appropriate time with the correct code associated with the event.

      On the one computer that isn't working correctly, the All button fires both the OnChange event of the multi-state button and then the OnPush event of the All button. Nothing fires when the multi-state button is changed and nothing fires when the Searchby variable is changed.

      This is really weird. The three forms work fine on 9 other computers. Some of the computers are running Win XP and the others are running Win 7. Some of the computers are faster than this one and some are slower.

      It doesn't matter if the files are on the network or are on the problem computers hard drive.

      I noticed that the All button may have been touching the multi-state object so I moved them apart. That didn't make any difference.

      I'm running v11 build 3788-4187 runtime.
      Alpha 5 Version 11
      AA Build 2999, Build 4269, Current Build
      DBF's and MySql
      Desktop, Web on the Desktop and WEB

      Ron Anusiewicz


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        Re: Multi-State Button Doesn't Work on Just one computer

        I resolved this. As it turns out, this computer was hit with a nasty virus last November. Although everything seemed to be working OK, obviously there was still some left over corruption. I restored the hard drive with an image previous to last November and the multi-state button works correctly now.
        Alpha 5 Version 11
        AA Build 2999, Build 4269, Current Build
        DBF's and MySql
        Desktop, Web on the Desktop and WEB

        Ron Anusiewicz