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  • Axeman
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    Re: Right Click Menu

    Originally posted by Citadel
    Don't want to create any v9/v10 controversy, but just a point of information:

    I thought I'd report this as a v10 'issue.' whilst I was reporting other v10 bugs. As a result, this has been sorted in the latest release of v10. Selecting <none> now means NONE!!
    Thanks for the info.

    Had an email from Selwyn Rabins myself.
    "this is fixed. the fix will be available in the next v10 update."

    Pity. Time to move on to the next task.

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  • Citadel
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    Re: Right Click Menu

    Originally posted by Axeman View Post
    I want to disable right click on a few text fields but cannot work it out.

    I have selected rightclick (menu/toolbars, Rightclick menu) in the textbox properties to none but I still get the rightclick menu pop up whenI try it.
    Don't want to create any v9/v10 controversy, but just a point of information:

    I thought I'd report this as a v10 'issue.' whilst I was reporting other v10 bugs. As a result, this has been sorted in the latest release of v10. Selecting <none> now means NONE!!

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  • MikeC
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    Re: Right Click Menu

    Got back to this....You were right of course Steve---I jumped the gun saying it was a bug. :o

    But for sure the help and the help(ful) text in the form that describes this needs to let users know that ALL three custom right click menus have to be created for this to work properly....the text states "In addition" and "you can" which does not lead me to conclude that they "must" be created.

    Like most things, now that I know, it is not an issue.

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  • MikeC
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    Re: Right Click Menu

    Thanks TIm and Steve for carrying this forward.

    Tim,
    I have had 3 separate menus from the beginning when testing this, but could not get them to work as stated....I will try again later.

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  • Axeman
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    Re: Right Click Menu

    Originally posted by Steve Wood
    I think you will like Alpha Five. It's not as well documented as Access but others have said it is easier than Access to get started. The members of this message board are also very helpful when you run in to a bind.
    Kind words Steve, thank you for your help.



    Originally posted by Tim Kiebert
    Add two more menus for the right click. Name both using the same name as your current right ckick menu but one with '_View' at the end of the name and the other with '_Edit'
    Thankyou Tim, your a star. :) That got it working with my "Save Record" + "Cancel Changes" custom.

    I tried leaving the custom menu blank by deleting all actions but got the message in the image below. I converted to new menu but got error menus on right click.

    Hey what the heck, it will do fine with the custom menu I got now.


    :)

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  • Tim Kiebert
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    Re: Right Click Menu

    Add two more menus for the right click. Name both using the same name as your current right ckick menu but one with '_View' at the end of the name and the other with '_Edit'

    The actual menu definitions can be different if you want/need them to be

    Explained here in the help

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  • Steve Wood
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    Re: Right Click Menu

    I think you will like Alpha Five. It's not as well documented as Access but others have said it is easier than Access to get started. The members of this message board are also very helpful when you run in to a bind.

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  • Axeman
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    Re: Right Click Menu

    Steady on Steve,
    You'll give yourself a big head ache fellow. Will someone give this guy a chill pill.


    I'm am a learner in Database stuff. Iam asking for help on using software that I have required less than a week ago. Two weeks before that I bought Access 2007. If you are refering I said I was going back to access and what ever. read the post again on patch v9. I was trying to praise the Alpha product.

    Should I have stayed with the Access 2007 Product that I also bought 2 weeks ago? Maybe not Alpha looks and feels better for my needs.

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  • Steve Wood
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    Re: Right Click Menu

    Well you gotta watch out for those Development guys over at Alpha. It's not that they are never wrong, but they most often do things for a reason, especially when they do something deliberate. And then, if you don't like the way they did something and "report it" as a bug or general complaint, they go off and modify the program so it does exactly what you want:). Just for you.

    Then you are hooked and never find yourself suggesting things like you will return to MS Access. Because you know over at Access, although it might have this or that feature not found in Alpha Five, you know you will suffer in isolation with only your fellow peers to talk to and absolutely no communication with MS on anything that is important or immediate for you.


    -

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  • Axeman
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    Re: Right Click Menu

    Thanks for takeing time to post the link Steve. :)

    I tried the right click on the form in view mode Steve and unchecked “Allow Edits”.

    Yes I can now see my custom menu if I right click a character field (its not active till I edit the record though) but how am I going to edit the record then use the save record or cancel change that I have placed in my custom right click if I cannot edit the fields in the first place because I have unchecked “Allow Edits”?

    See Image>

    I am getting myself confused here.

    Why can’t I just customise the default right click menu on a character field like I can with other fields with “Allow Edits” checked?

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  • Steve Wood
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    Re: Right Click Menu

    There is some evidence at the bottom of this Help page that you can create right-click for additional situations including unlocked fields. It appears to require some code creation and I cannot tell if you can disable the menu using any of the methods listed: http://support.alphasoftware.com/alp...lick_Menus.htm

    On the "is it a bug" - there is a difference between "I should be able to do XYZ" and a bug. If "should be able" was the criteria then everyone would have a different set of bugs for the same product.

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  • Axeman
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    Re: Right Click Menu

    Originally posted by Steve Wood
    Allow Edit is off
    I have seen that Steve but I want to allow someone to edit ( Enter data and Change data in the character fields) but not use the right click so "Allow Edit" must be ticked, Ithink (remember I am just learning).

    Even if I wanted the user to use right click on a character field, then I should be able to custom it shouldnt I.

    Maybe it's me I don't know.

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  • MikeC
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    Re: Right Click Menu

    Steve,
    It also states you can change the right click menu for editable (modeless/unlocked) fields as well.....I will check it out later on this afternoon given time in case I totally am not seeing straight!! :)

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  • Steve Wood
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    Re: Right Click Menu

    Sorry, this is not a bug. It says right on the Menus/Toolbar dialog that this Right-Click menu only applies if the form is Modal or Allow Edit is off. Go to Form and uncheck Allow Edits, and the Right-click menus have their applied setting.

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  • Axeman
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    Re: Right Click Menu

    Mike,

    Thankyou very much for your time spent on the matter.

    I said earlier in one of my posts its bugging me now, well maybe I was was right. I spent hours trying to sort that out as well.

    I am very new to Alpha, my first product bought less than a week ago. I am really enjoying playing around at the moment with the product but lets hope this bug stuff that people is going on about with v9 gets sorted.

    I will submit the bug Mike and add it to the special compilation on Steves website.

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