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  • a5 field insert dialog

    I write a lot of xbasic code. One of the features that I use constantly is the Insert Field dialog (Code editor menu -> Code -> Insert Field Name). The dialog opens in the center of the window, always in the way of the code that I am working on. Every single time it opens I move it to the upper right corner of my screen to get it out of the way of the code that it covers up the I am writing. It astounds me that the alpha folks who I am sure write a lot of code aren't as perturbed at this as I am that would have caused them to add a simple (position=remember} into the dialog code so that moving the dialog wouldn't be necessary. I once put this suggestion in as an enhancement, and it went nowhere. I know years ago I did and Peter G turned me on to the Code editor Insert Field dialog and I used that because you can't edit the Code editor toolbar to add a function call. Does anyone else out there share this frustration, and come up with a solution?
    Last edited by Mike Wilson; 07-26-2016, 09:48 PM.
    Mike W
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    Re: a5 field insert dialog

    Chris Hawkes and Peter made an xd back in 2009 that I toyed with a bit to add a roll-up feature to. Check out their script first and see if it does what you want.

    Useful Example Using Xdialog
    Robin

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      Re: a5 field insert dialog

      WOW! Perfect. Thank you very much!
      Mike W
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