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What is the browse property for the vertical left border?

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  • What is the browse property for the vertical left border?

    What is the property to replicate the appearance of the left border of the Alpha Sports customer browse?

    As shown in Screen 1, the Alpha Sports browse does not have a double line border.

    As shown in Screen 2, my browse has a double line as its left border. This is the standard default for a new browse.

    I am not finding a property on the property sheet or the object explorer.

    I have compared the settings between the two controls, and must be missing something.

    Bob McGaffic
    Pittsburgh, PA

  • #2
    Re: What is the browse property for the vertical left border?


    Did you check the box in the browse properties Restrictions to turn the splitter bar off?

    I don't use Version 9 but it looks like the splitter bar is still on.


    Tom B.


    • #3
      Re: What is the browse property for the vertical left border?


      Thanks for the direction. Your suggestion solved the problem.

      But I've got to ask the question:

      Wouldn't you have reasonably expected that this property would be in the Browse Appearance frame on the property sheet?

      I'm still trying to figure out why Alpha places this in the Restrictions frame.

      How does changing a browse border appearance constitute a Restriction?

      Bob McGaffic
      Pittsburgh, PA


      • #4
        Re: What is the browse property for the vertical left border?

        Perhaps because it restricts the splitter bar?


        • #5
          Re: What is the browse property for the vertical left border?

          That's a stretch, but given we're dealing with Alpha, not farfetched. It just challenges my somewhat logical mind.

          How is changing the appearance a restriction? Are font and sizes then considered restrictions? Border colors considered restrictions?

          We'll have to add this to the list of Alpha inconsistences.

          Bob McGaffic
          Pittsburgh, PA


          • #6
            Re: What is the browse property for the vertical left border?

            Originally posted by rmcgaffic View Post
            That's a stretch,
            We'll have to add this to the list of Alpha inconsistences.
            Well, I agree that Alpha does have its share of inconsistencies. But, I think you are missing the point. The splitter bar is a dynamic action that users may or may not be aware of. It is desirable in many cases to restrict the user from using said splitter. The fact that it also creates an appearance issue is beside the fact. I know, I know. You want complete control over the appearance. I don't disagree. But it still qualifies as a restrictive item.
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