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Why is A5 not closing the form?

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    Why is A5 not closing the form?

    When I close a form A5 does not close its tab.
    Please see the attached file. Can someone tell why is the tab still showing when the window is closed. Open the InvHeader form and see the note.

    Re: Why is A5 not closing the form?

    Gaby, I can't find any documentation on the function you chose:


    Where did it come from?

    I see that you pass "Dialog" to this function as one of its parameters. The effect "seems" to be to open the called form "as Dialog". Since your script fails to close the "dialog form" it remains open even when the user dismisses it from the screen. The solution is to add statements in the calling form's script that will close the dialog when it's been dismissed by the user.

    When a script opens a called form "as dialog" the script stops running until the user dismisses the called form. When that occurs the called form disappears from the display but it is not closed in memory. It remains open in memory. When the calling script resumes the script can close the form if the designer does not wish for it to remain in memory. To see this in action add the following to Open button script:

    if is_object("InvdetBrowse") then
    end if
    BTW, leaving a form open after it's been dismissed is a frequent reason a table cannot be packed or reindexed. As long as the form is open in memory the tables are, too.

    Make sense?


      Re: Why is A5 not closing the form?

      Originally posted by Tom Cone Jr View Post
      Gaby, I can't find any documentation on the function you chose:
      Where did it come from?
      Picked up from this post:


        Re: Why is A5 not closing the form?

        Right, I see it now. It hasn't made it into the offiicial documentation set for some reason. I've reported the omission so maybe it will be easier to find soon. Is your form closing ok now?


          Re: Why is A5 not closing the form?

          Hi Tom:
          Sorry for not giving you a feedback sooner, just got to the office.
          Yes it is, perfect. Thanks for the hand.