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  • #46
    Re: Memo Control

    Hi Steve,

    Both tables are part of the set. Here is code used on the Save button.

    Nice touch Mike, only this has no text formatting. Can that be done in Xdialog, with the user having control over font size and colour?
    'Date Created: 17-May-2007 03:54:40 PM
    'Last Updated: 18-May-2007 08:26:45 AM
    'Created By : Keith Hubert
    'Updated By : Keith Hubert
    topparent:Approved.Text="T"

    constant separator=chr(13)+chr(10)

    topparent.commit()
    dim ft1 as p
    ft1=topparent:free_text1_rtf.this
    ft2=topparent:free_text2_rtf.this
    ft1.rtf.set_cursor(1)
    ft1.rtf.insert_text(separator+initials()+" "+dtoc(date())+" "+time("0h:0m")+crlf())
    ft1.activate()
    xbasic_wait_for_idle()
    textlen=len(ft1.rtf.plain_text)
    ft1.rtf.set_cursor(textlen+1)
    ft1.rtf.insert_text(crlf())
    xbasic_wait_for_idle()
    ft1.textselect(1,-1)
    ft1.rtf.cut()

    ft2.field.readonly=.f.
    ft2.activate()
    ft2.rtf.set_cursor(1)
    ft2.rtf.paste()

    topparent:approved.Value=.F.

    ft2.field.readonly=.t.
    topparent.commit()
    sys_send_keys("{F9}")
    This code puts the last saved text at the top of the viewing box.

    I dont know what you have told the women in your office, it is only a database.
    Last edited by Keith Hubert; 10-03-2008, 03:23 PM.
    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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    • #47
      Re: Memo Control

      They like his design skills
      https://www.housingeducator.org
      k3srg

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      • #48
        Re: Memo Control

        I knew I had something to show the ladies, now I know what it is.

        Thanks Steve.
        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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        • #49
          Re: Memo Control

          Nice touch Mike, only this has no text formatting. Can that be done in Xdialog, with the user having control over font size and colour?
          see next
          Mike W
          __________________________
          "I rebel in at least small things to express to the world that I have not completely surrendered"

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          • #50
            Re: Memo Control

            Nice touch Mike, only this has no text formatting. Can that be done in Xdialog, with the user having control over font size and colour?
            To some degree, yes. But It can't be changed on the fly with coding as with a table/form field. At least not that this boy can do!
            Mike W
            __________________________
            "I rebel in at least small things to express to the world that I have not completely surrendered"

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            • #51
              Re: Memo Control

              mike i moded that code for my dbase and it works great.

              i was also thinking about keiths idea of the form with 2 tables one appending to the other the only question i have for that approach is if the form is left open and the form it's fired from is changed to another record is there a way to tell the code to close that form on a different button like my lookup case button on push close form then when i go to add notes form the records will not mismatch example: think your entering notes on current record but really entering them on the last record you had the add notes form open on????
              https://www.housingeducator.org
              k3srg

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              • #52
                Re: Memo Control

                Steve,
                I am not exactly sure what your saying but maybe this might answer it.

                Your tables should have a field that holds a unique id for each record. You would open the Add_notes form filtered to the same unique value as the record in focus.

                I was interested in Kieth's code so I made an example. Nice, except I can't see a way to check for a blank RTF2 value to have it not add the times with nothing else if the button is pushe with nothing in the new note RTF memo field.
                Mike W
                __________________________
                "I rebel in at least small things to express to the world that I have not completely surrendered"

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                • #53
                  Re: Memo Control

                  Thanks a lot Mike for pateintly helping me, i'm a student taking comp science and i will be learning vb java and 2 other langs this xbasic is the first taste of code i've ever attempted and i have found that i can look at it for long enough and make sense of how things go and even edit a touch here and there. just seeing what everyone has helped me with creating and the several different ways things can be done, it makes the impossible look more possible. I love this program i'll master it one day.
                  https://www.housingeducator.org
                  k3srg

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                  • #54
                    Re: Memo Control

                    is there a safe way to change field type from memo to real text memo
                    https://www.housingeducator.org
                    k3srg

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                    • #55
                      Re: Memo Control

                      Hi Steve,

                      Safest way is to make a second Memo field, this one to be RTF. Update this new field with the text from the first memo field.
                      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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                      • #56
                        Re: Memo Control

                        would that be a post operation or should i use the update operation
                        https://www.housingeducator.org
                        k3srg

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                        • #57
                          Re: Memo Control

                          Hi Steve,
                          would that be a post operation or should i use the update operation
                          Answer
                          Update this new field with the text from the first memo field
                          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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                          • #58
                            Re: Memo Control

                            BTW,
                            For all followers- Kieth, your code that you posted has a line#15 function: initials() that throws an error. I'm guessing that is a UDF in your hands. I removed it to get things to work.
                            Mike W
                            __________________________
                            "I rebel in at least small things to express to the world that I have not completely surrendered"

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                            • #59
                              Re: Memo Control

                              For those following this thread, here is the function Mike has mentioned I used to create the Initials of the logged on User. User_Name() is from the built in Alpha Security.
                              'Date Created: 06-Apr-2007 01:55:27 PM
                              'Last Updated: 12-Jun-2007 03:15:42 PM
                              'Created By : Keith
                              'Updated By : Keith Hubert
                              FUNCTION initials AS C ( )

                              initial_1=left(user_name(),1)
                              initial_2=left(word(user_name(),2),1)
                              initial_3=left(word(user_name(),3),1)
                              initials=if(w_count(user_name())>2,initial_1+initial_2+initial_3,initial_1+initial_2)

                              END FUNCTION
                              There might have been a better way to build this function but it works.
                              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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