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Browse and Speed Problems

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    Browse and Speed Problems

    I have created a form using conditional objects instead of tabs which I thought would make everything run smoother; however, I seem to be having more problems.

    First of all, there are times when conditional objects from the second or third tabpane appear on the first tabpane upon initial open. Mostly these are embedded browses.

    Second, I've noticed navigating through the form etc. is much slower.

    Third, the horizontal scroll bar on my embedded browses do not slide as usual. As I click the scroll bar, it looks like field jumping instead. The fields will highlight as I press the arrow one at a time and then the highlighting will jump around at random.

    If this is going on BEFORE adding data, I can only imagine what it will be like when the program is actually used. Can anyone help?

    Re: Browse and Speed Problems

    I prefer to keep data entry forms simple. Less traffic on network. Faster performance. The article called "Simplify your Applications for better Performance" at www.learn has served me well.


      Re: Browse and Speed Problems

      The conditional object is the same essentially as a tabbed form. There should be no difference in speed or bleed through.

      Is it possible something is set as always on top or is behind the conditional object? I something too close to the edge of the conditional object(probable). I have done this before and seen other threads on this.

      i currently have about 34000 records in the one I use and some of my customers have a lot more with no browse degredation. Not sure what iscausing this. There are no calculations done in my browses(maybe). Thereare several browses on the 10 layered conditional object i showed you in the other thread.

      Dave Mason
      [email protected]
      Skype is dave.mason46


        Re: Browse and Speed Problems

        I've had this problem and found that the embedded browse had to be "modal". I had two forms which my horizontal scroll bar would work intermitently and compared with other forms and noticed the embedded browse on my two problem forms was set to default. I set them to modal and they work fine now.