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  • Another Tab Object Question

    No answers to my last tab object question, so here's a new one. If a tab object pane displays fields from the parent table the tab pane name gets outlined with dashes when it receives focus. However, if a tab pane doesn't display any parent table fields but only child table fields then no dashed outline around the tab name shows. Strikes me as inconsistent behavior. Perhaps there is a logical explanation or maybe a way to get the dashed outline to either always or never be displayed?

    Attached screen shot Tab1 shows outlined tab pane name for a focused tab pane displaying parent record fileds. Tab2 shows tab pane in focus displaying only child record fields with no outline showing for the tab pane name.

  • #2
    Re: Another Tab Object Question

    Hi Douglas,

    I have looked at Alphasports Inventory form and all three tabs get outlined when given focus.

    Does your tab have an outline when there is a parent?

    I know this does not answer your question but, why have you got child records without a parent?
    Keith Hubert
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    • #3
      Re: Another Tab Object Question

      I think the problem is that what you on the other tabs is so large there is not enough room to see the outline - to test make the tabs bigger and see what they look like.
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      • #4
        Re: Another Tab Object Question

        Hey guys, thanks for taking a look. Definitely not size of the tab or the length of the tab text.

        Now I have narrowed the problem down to being related in some fashion to OnTabChange events that are defined for the tabbed object. Apparently one or more, or some combination/permutation of events that I am using in the OnTabChange are interfering with the outline consistently appearing - although it still strikes me odd that the problem is happening only on the tabs that aren't displaying parent record fields. Hmmmm. Anyway looks like I'll have to do a bit of trial and error to identify the offending event(s).

        Thanks again.


        • #5
          Re: Another Tab Object Question

          I just tried this in v8 and can see the same thing....but what is happening at least here is that if a field or an object on the tab pane is in focus instead of the tab, then no dotted outline---if actual tab in focus then you see the dotted outline.

          The View-->Settings-->Preferences-->form display has a selection choice for type-in fields but not for tabs BTW. Just wanted to add that in case someone thought that this setting would change the tab behavior (which it will not!).
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