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    Please help

    I seem to be having a problem with the scroll bar on the right of my browser:

    I have a embedded the browser into the form. On my form I have placed a “go to next” record button. When I open my database I can see 20 records in my browser, but when I click on the button on the form to go to the next record, it moves the whole browser up and only lets me see the last entry which is now at the top of the browser.
    Is there a way of being able to still see my last 20 entries in the browser, with the last entry at bottom of the browser instead of shifting all the entries up and only allowing me to see the last entry.

    I also find using the scroll bar on the browser is quite slow, is there any way of speeding this up.


  • #2
    Re: Scrolling. Please Help

    Hi Cliff,

    Welcome to Alpha.

    There are a number of issues you have raised here.

    Is the browse a child table?

    How many records in the table?

    The button you have to goto next record, are you sure it is not set to goto last record?

    I think the speed of the scroll bar is down to the speed of your machine.
    Keith Hubert
    Alpha Guild Member
    KHDB Management Systems
    Skype = keith.hubert

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


    • #3
      Re: Scrolling. Please Help

      Hi Keith

      Thanks for your reply.

      The info is entered on the form and is displayed in the embedded browser which sits above the form. The record is displayed in the browser when i click on the "goto new record" button or "goto next record" button.

      At the moment there is 200 records, but i have tested it with 30 record as well, and it does the same.

      The button is "goto next record", i have a "goto new record" button as well that has the same problem. I find that when a row is highlighted and i scroll down, the records move up instead of the highlighter moving down like it does in my "brilliant database" software, so when i am on the last record and i enter a new record the new record goes to the top of the browser and everything underneath is blank, instead i would like it to show my last 20 records.

      The laptop i am using is a core duo processor with 2gb ram and a 512mb graphics card, i wouldnt think its slow.

      Once again thanks for responding and i hope u can help.


      • #4
        Re: Scrolling. Please Help

        Are you using dbf tables or some SQL tables?
        Al Buchholz
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        "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
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        • #5
          Re: Scrolling. Please Help

          Put this as the onsave event code for your browse, substituting your browse objectname.

          for i = 1 to 20
          next i
          There can be only one.


          • #6
            Re: Scrolling. Please Help

            Thanks for your replies Al and Stan.

            I am not using SQL.
            I have simply imported the data off an excel spreadsheet.


            • #7
              Re: Scrolling. Please Help

              Because i am not experienced i have only used the genie, and not code


              • #8
                Re: Scrolling. Please Help

                I see there are quite a few people that have complained about the slow or jerky browser.
                Has no one found a solution yet?


                • #9
                  Re: Scrolling. Please Help

                  Hi Stan

                  I am very inexperienced with programming, please please could u explain simply how to install that code.

                  Thank U


                  • #10
                    Re: Scrolling. Please Help

                    First discover the object name for your browse. This is done by clicking on the browse, right click and choose Properties. Examine the object name. Close the properties dialog.

                    Right click again and choose events. You should see several, choose the onsave event. Paste in the code suggested editing the object name in the suggested code (browse2) to be what you found in your instance.

                    Close, save, experiment.
                    There can be only one.


                    • #11
                      Re: Scrolling. Please Help

                      Thanks Stan for making things simple.

                      It still doing the same thing. I take it that its not the norm that it does that and i must be doing something wrong?


                      • #12
                        Re: Scrolling. Please Help

                        What should happen is that when a record is saved, the browse should scroll back whatever number of records you specify and then the last should be selected leaving that number of records visible. At least with earlier versions, I don't have v9.

                        What are you seeing?
                        There can be only one.


                        • #13
                          Re: Scrolling. Please Help

                          Hi Stan

                          Would it be possible for me to email the file to you, as i am battling to describe what it is doing? Its a very small file


                          • #14
                            Re: Scrolling. Please Help

                            [email protected]
                            There can be only one.


                            • #15
                              Re: Scrolling. Please Help


                              I have made some progress in that I have realized when I am having the problem, but i still don’t have the solution.

                              When I type the info directly into the browser and click on the “New Record”, or “Next Record” button on the toolbar things work perfectly and the curser goes onto the next line ready to enter the new line of data, it works perfect as long as I keep typing the new entry directly into the browser.

                              It’s when I type the info onto the form instead of the browser that the problems start: The first time I click “New Record”, Alpha doesn’t move the curser to a new line on the browser, instead it puts the curser over the writing of my last entry. The second time I click “New Record” it moves all the info in the browser up so that only the last entry is visible. You will also see when “New Record” is clicked it doesn’t automatically insert the curser into the first field of the Form, this has to be done manually.

                              What I am trying to achieve, is to enter all my data directly onto the form, and have the browser as a read only.

                              I am sure it is something stupid I am missing when creating my layout but cannot work out what.

                              Any help would be appreciated.