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    New browse: invisible data

    I just loaded the current patch with the new browse (a5v9_full_patch_newBrowse_2095_3264.exe), and opened up my app which I use to run my business. One of the embedded browses came out as a light tan colour, with no data showing through at all.

    When I double-clicked a cell, the data just for that cell appeared. I can't work out how to get all of the data appearing properly (though in a different embedded browse, all was well).

    Any ideas ? In the meantime I've gone back to the trusty 1847_3216 version.

    Many thanks,


    Re: New browse: invisible data

    Hi Pete,

    If you want to use the latest patch, 2095_3264 standard browse should be OK.

    It is not a good idea to install a patch on a good working application.

    Remember the old saying, "if it aint broke dont fix it".
    Keith Hubert
    Alpha Guild Member
    KHDB Management Systems
    Skype = keith.hubert

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


      Re: New browse: invisible data

      Hi Keith,

      Thanks, I appreciate that. It's just that on the release notes it says "IMPORTANT: If you have not tested your applications with the new Browse, we recommend that you do so as soon as possible as we will soon make this the new browse code the official release"

      - and so I wanted to see what the new browse would do. I had hoped that an existing, working application would display more or less the same with the new patch (or at least the data would have been visible).

      Anyway, now to download the new patch, old browse ...



        Re: New browse: invisible data

        Hmm ... exactly the same problem happens with new patch, old browse. I'd like to get up-to-date with the latest fixes. Could someone point me in the right direction to getting my embedded browse data showing under the new patch ?




          Re: New browse: invisible data

          It almost sounds like the colours of your browse are set to having the foregound and background the same. Have a look at the browse properties and see if you can change the colours of both to what you want.


            Re: New browse: invisible data

            Thanks for the suggestion Doug. I couldn't get it working, and decided it would be quicker to recreate the embedded browse.

            Good advice from Keith too, so I'm going to put the new release onto the laptop, with the old (working) version on the desktop machine, and do a parallel run.