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Code Editor - Multi-Tabs with Events and Functions

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  • Code Editor - Multi-Tabs with Events and Functions

    When using the Code Editor, the following sequence of actions are taken:
    1. Code for a "Layout Event" is opened in the first tab;
    2. Code for another "Layout Event" is opened in the second tab;
    3. Code for a "Script/Function" is opened in the next tab;
    4. Code for another "Layout Event" is opened in the fourth tab.

    Everything works as expected until step 4. In step 4, the code for the Layout Event is NOT opened in the tab. Instead, a "new" empty tab is opened with the name of the event, but with the word ".code." inserted between the form name and the event. I've included a picture showing what I'm describing.

    The Layout Event I want to open is titled ":Tmp_Timesheet.OnInit". What A5 opened, was presumably a new code file with the tab titled ":Tmp_Timesheet.code.OnInit". Once a Script/Function has been opened, all subsequent efforts to open Layout Events results in the same behavior.

    This is probably by design, but I would really like to find a workaround for this. It's such a nuisance to have to close the Code Editor and start over just to get to the event code I need to edit.

    Can anyone help?

    Don C.

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    Re: Code Editor - Multi-Tabs with Events and Functions

    No one has an answer? Have I explained such that my question is unclear?

    This looks like a bug to me, however A5V8 behaves the same way.


    • #3
      Re: Code Editor - Multi-Tabs with Events and Functions

      Hi Don,
      I believe you to be correct in calling this a bug and so please submit it. I can only test in v8 to confirm but it should not be happening.

      Just so you know you don't have to close the editor. Until this is fixed, just invoke the editing of the layout event directly by going to it on the form and choosing it--while the editor is still open with whatever other events/scripts are also there.
      It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
      It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
      Henry David Thoreau


      • #4
        Re: Code Editor - Multi-Tabs with Events and Functions

        Thanks, Mike. I was about to decide this wasn't of sufficient importance to warrant a reply. With all the problems with the latest patches, I think everyone has bigger fish to fry.

        I will report this as a bug, and I'm sure they'll look after it when time permits, but most of the other problems I'm seeing warrant their attention before this.

        Again, thanks.

        Don C.