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  • Display expression in Navigation Bar?

    Hi Guys,

    Help appreciated.

    How do I display the value of a5_getappversionnumber() in a the XD of a Navigation Bar?

    TIA.
    Regards
    Keith Hubert
    Alpha Guild Member
    London.
    KHDB Management Systems
    Skype = keith.hubert


    For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!

  • #2
    Re: Display expression in Navigation Bar?

    Show us the code for the xd.
    There can be only one.

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    • #3
      Re: Display expression in Navigation Bar?

      Hi Stan,

      I have this at the moment.
      Code:
      {'%O={C=Black}{F=Arial,8,B}Version 4.0%};
      {font=}
      I would like to include the Version Number after the 4.
      Regards
      Keith Hubert
      Alpha Guild Member
      London.
      KHDB Management Systems
      Skype = keith.hubert


      For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!

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      • #4
        Re: Display expression in Navigation Bar?

        vn = a5_getappversionnumber()
        ?vn
        = 15.0101
        vc = "Version 4."+vn
        ?vc
        = "Version 4.15.0101"

        {'%O={C=Black}{F=Arial,8,B}__vc__%};
        {font=}

        Then do a stritran to replace the placeholder before calling the dialog?
        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: Display expression in Navigation Bar?

          Hi Robin,

          Thanks for reply.

          You have lost me a little on this.

          Do I create a global variable in the Autoexec first and use that value where you have "vc"?
          Regards
          Keith Hubert
          Alpha Guild Member
          London.
          KHDB Management Systems
          Skype = keith.hubert


          For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!

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          • #6
            Re: Display expression in Navigation Bar?

            When you create an XD browse there is an example in the xbasic for the Statubar area that sets a variable to the format string, puts a placeholder in the dlg_body then uses stritran to replace it before the ui_dlg_box is called.

            StatusAreaCommand = "{sp=.5}{statusarea=100,1};"

            dlg_body = stritran(dlg_body,"__StatusArea__",StatusAreaCommand)
            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: Display expression in Navigation Bar?

              Hi Robin,

              I must be very thick over here. I'm not trying to create an XD browse. My aim is to include a value of the Version number in the Navigation bar.

              I am not appreciating what you are so kindly showing me.

              The code I have posted is all I have, please advise what I need to add the get the desired result.
              Regards
              Keith Hubert
              Alpha Guild Member
              London.
              KHDB Management Systems
              Skype = keith.hubert


              For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!

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              • #8
                Re: Display expression in Navigation Bar?

                I'm sorry Keith, how are you creating this Navigation bar ? The xd browse code was only to show you the xdialog string that can be put in any xd. My guess is you are editing the AlphaSports Nav Bar...?
                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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                • #9
                  Re: Display expression in Navigation Bar?

                  Hi Robin,
                  My guess is you are editing the AlphaSports Nav Bar.
                  Correct!!!
                  Regards
                  Keith Hubert
                  Alpha Guild Member
                  London.
                  KHDB Management Systems
                  Skype = keith.hubert


                  For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!

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                  • #10
                    Re: Display expression in Navigation Bar?

                    Hi Keith,
                    Playing with the Alpha Sports Nav bar, I added an XD free form xdialog above the one already there.
                    First, in the code editor IW I created a version number using:

                    a5_setappversionnumber(15.0801)

                    then in the Setup Code for the new toolbar button I put:

                    versno = str(a5_getappversionnumber(),7,4)

                    Under the Xdialog body tab I put this:

                    {sp=4}Version {text=versno}

                    This is what I got in the preview:

                    VersionXD.jpg

                    Is that what you are wanting to do?
                    Last edited by MoGrace; 08-01-2015, 11:16 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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                    • #11
                      Re: Display expression in Navigation Bar?

                      Robin,

                      Many thanks. After a few experiments I got the data to display the way I wanted.

                      After all these years of using Alpha, this is the first time I ever needed to do this.

                      Thanks again for another step on the Alpha ladder.
                      Regards
                      Keith Hubert
                      Alpha Guild Member
                      London.
                      KHDB Management Systems
                      Skype = keith.hubert


                      For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!

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