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  • Button hot key not

    Text like this on a button:

    Save & Close

    But that looks like this:

    Save _Close

    Weird because it's trying to make the & a hotkey. I know the common workaround is to use &&. But that is weird too since the & becomes the hotkey.

    Is there a way to kill the underline while using an &?
    Peter
    AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

    [email protected]
    https://www.alphabasesolutions.com



  • #2
    Re: Button hot key not

    &Save && Close

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    • #3
      Re: Button hot key not

      That just moves the hot key underbar to the "S", not really what I want.
      Peter
      AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

      [email protected]
      https://www.alphabasesolutions.com


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      • #4
        Re: Button hot key not

        Create a bitmap for it?
        Dave Mason
        [email protected]
        Skype is dave.mason46

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        • #5
          Re: Button hot key not

          I know of no way to kill it. One way that is not all that quick and easy would be create a bitmap with just the text, save it, and then use Bitmap Only for the label. Not the easy thing we would all want, and the look might not be 100% right depending on button properties, but it does work. Another thing you might try, though I doubt it would work, would be to set the button text via xbasic on form activate.

          Ray

          Okay, now I see Dave beat me to it.

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          • #6
            Re: Button hot key not

            What is it you want?

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            • #7
              Re: Button hot key not

              He wants a button on a form to say "Save & Close" really nothing fancy
              Dave Mason
              [email protected]
              Skype is dave.mason46

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              • #8
                Re: Button hot key not

                That's what it does. The S will be underscored because the S is the hot key, as in:
                Code:
                ui_dlg_box("Title",<<%dlg%
                Name: [.32name]
                <*15:&Save && Cancel>;
                <15:&Cancel>
                %dlg%)
                I am assuming it's an xdlg

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                • #9
                  Re: Button hot key not

                  Just tested the bitmap thing - a bit tricky, but it works
                  SC.bmp
                  sc2.png
                  Dave Mason
                  [email protected]
                  Skype is dave.mason46

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                  • #10
                    Re: Button hot key not

                    Originally posted by DaveM View Post
                    Just tested the bitmap thing - a bit tricky, but it works
                    [ATTACH]41331[/ATTACH]
                    [ATTACH]41332[/ATTACH]
                    Uh, that's what I already said in #5: "... but it does work" (if it didn't work I wouldn't have written what I wrote). Also if you use screen capture to create your bitmap from something on your form (presuming we are talking about buttons on a form here), the background of the text letters can fairly well match what you may want on your button. Maybe not perfect but close.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Button hot key not

                      What is it you want?

                      Like Dave said, just 'Save & Close', no underscore.


                      I used to use the bmp trick in v10 on grids where they didn't used to give you buttons.
                      Peter
                      AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

                      [email protected]
                      https://www.alphabasesolutions.com


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                      • #12
                        Re: Button hot key not

                        Ray, I can match the colors perfect, but that one was a quickie and I did not wish to spend an hour or more doing the color with the modified buttons I have.
                        Dave Mason
                        [email protected]
                        Skype is dave.mason46

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                        • #13
                          Re: Button hot key not

                          You might try a hotspot over your 'button' : create a text box formatted to look like your other buttons and put the hotspot on top to do the push(). You may not have a flyover effect like the others but what the hey...
                          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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                          • #14
                            Re: Button hot key not

                            Originally posted by MoGrace View Post
                            You might try a hotspot over your 'button' : create a text box formatted to look like your other buttons and put the hotspot on top to do the push(). You may not have a flyover effect like the others but what the hey...
                            Yes, the hotspot with a text box works just about as well as using a bitmap, and arguably it is a bit easier to make. And yes, I have actually done it both ways. I really don't have a preference, except to say like Peter I wish there was way to kill the underscore on a form button.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Button hot key not

                              Originally posted by Peter.Greulich View Post
                              just 'Save & Close', no underscore.
                              The underscore is a standard. It tells the user which key is the hot key. I thought that was your question having to do with "Hot Key".
                              What am I missing?

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