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  • #16
    Re: OnKey Event not firing ?

    Olivier:
    Oddly enough, after not being able to reproduce the error, finally it happened to me, and then I couldn't get back to the state I'd been in before in which the OnKey worked along with the subform. However, in looking at the form, unless you absolutely need a subform, it's not clear why you have one. The construction is simpler if you just put the fields you want on the "searchform" along with a conditional object around the fields. You can use the conditional object to hide or show fields. I am attaching a zip that shows what I mean.
    You may have found a bug in OnKey with subforms. If so, I'm sure Alpha will fix it, but in the meantime you may want to avoid the subform entirely.

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    • #17
      Re: OnKey Event not firing ?

      It looks like there's a bug here with subforms and OnKey. I reported it to Alpha; in the interim I suggest you use the workaround of a conditional object and avoid subforms.

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      • #18
        Re: OnKey Event not firing ?

        Peter

        The same behavior exists in Version 8 and Version 7

        FWIW

        Tom

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        • #19
          Re: OnKey Event not firing ?

          Originally posted by G Gabriel View Post
          Later:
          Do you have the same field (searchnumber) in the subform?
          I bet you do.
          No Gabriel, no searchnumber field in the subform....

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          • #20
            Re: OnKey Event not firing ?

            Originally posted by Peter.Wayne View Post
            Olivier:
            Oddly enough, after not being able to reproduce the error, finally it happened to me, and then I couldn't get back to the state I'd been in before in which the OnKey worked along with the subform. However, in looking at the form, unless you absolutely need a subform, it's not clear why you have one. The construction is simpler if you just put the fields you want on the "searchform" along with a conditional object around the fields. You can use the conditional object to hide or show fields. I am attaching a zip that shows what I mean.
            You may have found a bug in OnKey with subforms. If so, I'm sure Alpha will fix it, but in the meantime you may want to avoid the subform entirely.
            Aha! Found a bug !! ;-)

            I see what you mean by use of a conditional object. Did not know of its existance, I'll go study your script to find out...

            thank you very much, and to all here responding: I am amazed of the help i got here, very quick responders !!

            Olivier

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            • #21
              Re: OnKey Event not firing ?

              Originally posted by olivier View Post
              No Gabriel, no searchnumber field in the subform....
              Yes I realized that after opeining your zip file.
              Check response to your other thread.
              I am not sure what bugs, but I don't see any. As I mentioned in reply to your other thread, you are better off either with a conditional object, or better yet an OnChange event that shows the subform using exist() expression.

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              • #22
                Re: OnKey Event not firing ?

                Originally posted by G Gabriel View Post
                Yes I realized that after opeining your zip file.
                Check response to your other thread.
                I am not sure what bugs, but I don't see any. As I mentioned in reply to your other thread, you are better off either with a conditional object, or better yet an OnChange event that shows the subform using exist() expression.
                yes, Peter Wayne sent me an example on how to use a conditional object around my fields. I'm going to rebuild my form that way.... thanx

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                • #23
                  Re: OnKey Event not firing ?

                  Good.
                  Once again, an onchange event is much better than an OnKey event or a conditional object. See example provided in the other thread.

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                  • #24
                    Re: OnKey Event not firing ?

                    busy on converting my subform fields to the conditional object....

                    it looks though that to link the fields to the conditional object i have to create them in the conditional.
                    I try and cut the field from the subform and paste it in the conditional but that does not link it.
                    In the help file it reads that one should create a field in the conditional object, so i assume i have to create the fields again ?


                    sorry, solved already...... i put them in the wrong layer....
                    Last edited by olivier; 07-22-2008, 06:26 PM. Reason: problem solved

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                    • #25
                      Re: OnKey Event not firing ?

                      OK, could you please look into my sample?

                      I've made a small database with the searchform with works perfectly now with the conditional object and i've also created a mainform which contains a subform where i load the searchform into. Then it all goes wrong...

                      I've put some text on the forms to explain things

                      Please find the sample attached....

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                      • #26
                        Re: OnKey Event not firing ?

                        Olivier,
                        Until Alpha fixes the bug with OnKey and subforms, I don't think you should keep trying different ways of putting them together. It will only make you frustrated. If you want to imitate subforms, you can always stack conditional objects inside of each other. Or you can switch from the main form to secondary form -- it happens quickly enough that it will not affect the user experience. You don't have to put all your application inside of one main form.
                        Or, you can wait until these bugs are fixed. They clearly have been present a long time (since v7), and if they haven't been noticed before, it's because no one else has tried to use an OnKey event with subforms.

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                        • #27
                          Re: OnKey Event not firing ?

                          Originally posted by Peter.Wayne View Post
                          Olivier,
                          Until Alpha fixes the bug with OnKey and subforms, I don't think you should keep trying different ways of putting them together. It will only make you frustrated. If you want to imitate subforms, you can always stack conditional objects inside of each other. Or you can switch from the main form to secondary form -- it happens quickly enough that it will not affect the user experience. You don't have to put all your application inside of one main form.
                          Or, you can wait until these bugs are fixed. They clearly have been present a long time (since v7), and if they haven't been noticed before, it's because no one else has tried to use an OnKey event with subforms.
                          bug was fixed in build 1634-3197

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