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  • #16
    Re: multi-line text field bonded to variable

    What am I missing? CTRL-Enter takes me to the next field unless in change mode, then saves record and goes to new one... same as going to the menu, records and save and enter.
    You cannot use the ctrl-enter method while any of the form fields 'can tab stop' are ticked. My previous message suggests a possible solution to this problem.


    Jarek - As far as I can see the replies on this thread are to help solve your problem. Add a variable field and activate word wrap property as Stan suggested. Then try and implement the suggestions given in previous replies to trap the enter key and replace with a ctrl-enter remembering that the tab stops have to be off on all fields.

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    • #17
      Re: multi-line text field bonded to variable

      Jarek:
      The form in your zip file does not open, but here is a sample of what I mean.

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      • #18
        Re: multi-line text field bonded to variable

        Originally posted by gmeredith17 View Post

        Jarek - As far as I can see the replies on this thread are to help solve your problem. Add a variable field and activate word wrap property as Stan suggested. Then try and implement the suggestions given in previous replies to trap the enter key and replace with a ctrl-enter remembering that the tab stops have to be off on all fields.
        Geoff
        I was just joking about starting another thread within my - if that post helped some more people that's fine with me.....
        About the suggested solution - I don't want to change entire form, write 20 lines of code just to display a multiline text box on the form.
        Sample that I have attached works perfect for me.

        Originally posted by G Gabriel View Post
        Jarek:
        The form in your zip file does not open, but here is a sample of what I mean.
        [ATTACH]18906[/ATTACH]
        Gabriel
        I have tried to download my sample from this forum just to check and it works fine - are you sure you are using V9?
        This is exactly what i was looking for - just a multiline text box on the field - i don't want to spend more time on it.

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        • #19
          Re: multi-line text field bonded to variable

          Originally posted by JarekZ View Post
          Thank you guys for pointing me to the right direction,
          and also for starting other post inside this one ;)

          If somebody still care about my (now i know stupid) post i am attaching what i was looking for - multiline textbox bonded with variable (not field form table!)
          FYI: Your multiline form is corrupt and can neither be opened nor edited.
          Peter
          AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

          [email protected]
          https://www.alphabasesolutions.com


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          • #20
            Re: multi-line text field bonded to variable

            Jarek, I will be interested in hearing how Alpha Five behaves when you assign the multi-line variable to a character type data field in your table. Thanks. -- tom

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            • #21
              Re: multi-line text field bonded to variable

              Peter, I downloaded it this morning and had no problems opening or editing it.

              Tom, I haven't done very much testing, but it saves to a character field just fine. Not sure about sorting, etc.

              G Gabriel, Still trying to get your idea of trapping the enter key in a text box to work. I unchecked the tab stop on all the controls, and now it works just if not in change mode. So it works one time (one key stroke) and then the next time saves the record. What am I doing wrong?

              See Attached.
              - Dan Hooley
              - Custom Desktop or Web database development -

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