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  • Referencing fields on conditional objects

    Been searching about 1 hour how to reference a field i placed on a conditional object ?

    conditional object = COND1
    It has default en show as layers
    field name = on show layer

    -> ?



  • #2
    Re: Referencing fields on conditional objects

    Hi Olivier,

    I'm sorry, I just dont understand what you are asking.

    I must admit I do have a very simple brain with only two cells to rub together.

    Please could you give a little more information as to what you are trying to do and what cant you find. Even how are you looking!
    Keith Hubert
    Alpha Guild Member
    KHDB Management Systems
    Skype = keith.hubert

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


    • #3
      Re: Referencing fields on conditional objects

      Hi Keith,

      I mean this:

      i have a form with a conditional object (COND1) on it.
      The conditional object has a layer named show and the default layer.
      I have put a type-in field called name on the layer show.

      Now i want to give the field focus, or i want to read the text of the name field. How do i reference the field.

      Normally it would be (without the conditional object): name.text or name.activate()

      but what with the conditional object?

      is it ?


      • #4
        Re: Referencing fields on conditional objects

        How about changing the condition so it shows and give it focus.

        Else if you just need to put something in it, you still can even if it does not show.

        Dave Mason
        [email protected]
        Skype is dave.mason46


        • #5
          Re: Referencing fields on conditional objects

          OK, but how do i call the field ?

          just name.text ? what if i have the same field on different layers ?

          i cannot find anything in the help-file on that


          • #6
            Re: Referencing fields on conditional objects

            Olivier, use the Object Explorer (on the View Menu drop down) to get the name of the object you want to address in your script.

            Here's an example illustrating with a button push how to change the text in a text object on layer "B" in a conditional object.

            I used "absolute addresses" for the object. This is probably poor form, but useful to illustrate how to find and reference the object.

            Check the help file discussions on:

            Absolute Addresses
            Incomplete Addresses
            Relative Addresses
            Pointer Addresses

            And the topic where I first began my studies years ago: "Referring to Form and Browse Objects"

            for more information
            Last edited by Tom Cone Jr; 07-26-2008, 09:21 AM.


            • #7
              Re: Referencing fields on conditional objects

              thank you Tom, that puts me on track again ;)


              • #8
                Re: Referencing fields on conditional objects

                Tom, thanx for your sample app...

                I've put a multistate button on it to change my_var in A,B,C... when the cond1 is on sheet A and you push the button A5 doesnt find the object to change the text for... So that is the answer... The conditional object only hides or shows things and when there are shown they are accessible like normal objects. If they are not shown (eg on a different layer/sheet) they are not accessable...

                - Olivier


                • #9
                  Re: Referencing fields on conditional objects

                  Olivier, actually I think you've got it wrong. You can manipulate the text in text boxes on any layer, whether they're visible or not. But you can only "see" one layer at a time depending upon which layer corresponds to the current condition you've defined.

                  Check this example out to see what I mean.