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  • Xdialog Formatting

    I have attached a small portion of my xdialog code and a screenshot of it. Although I think it may not be possible to get the formatting exactly as I would like, I would like to have it a bit better than what it is currently....

    What time it has taken to code the various parts of my xdialog, I would have to say that more than double that has been spent to try and get the formatting to be acceptable....xdialog has been touted as being much more powerful than using forms, but the formatting sure seems to be both a bit lacking and even more undocumented. I am hopeful that I have just missed some easier ways---time will tell.

    Currently I cannot get the vertical lines any better than what is shown in the screenshot...not just equal and centered (a minimum really), but nice to be able to have the vertical lines touch the horizontal line and continue to close to the xdialog box bottom.

    I also would like to be able to center the list box and buttons to each other (hopefully just a function I overlooked for this!).

    Hopefully someone has an idea or so! Thanks! :)
    Code:
    dim vNew_Flag as L
    vNew_Flag=.F.
    dim code as c
    CODE=<<%cde%
    if a_dlg_button="CANCEL"
        end
    end if
    ' '===========================================
    if a_dlg_button ="New Filter"
        vNew_Flag=.T.
        vfltr_choice=""
        vcgQB_Selected_Companies=list_class_unformat 'eval(new_list)
        vEmployees=lst_emp_unformat
        vSuper=lst_Super_Unformat
        vProjMgr=lst_ProjMgr_Unformat
        vSalesRep=lst_SalesRep_Unformat
      a_dlg_button=""
    end if
    if a_dlg_button="Cancel New"
        vNew_Flag=.F.
        vfltr_choice=""
      a_dlg_button=""    
    end if    
    %cde%
    
    ui_dlg_box("Title",<<%dlg%
    
    {line=1,0};
    {line=1,0};
    {lf=2}
    {region1}
    {sp=3}<*15,0.32"OK> <15,0.32"CANCEL>
    {endregion1}
    {sp=11}{line=0,1}  {line=0,1}{sp=0.5}
    {region2}
    {condition=(vNew_flag=.F.)}
    <12,0.15"New Filter?vEdit_Flag=.F.>
    {condition=(vNew_flag=.T.)}
    {start_pos}
    <12,0.15"Cancel New>{condition=.t.}{sp=2}<12,0.15"Edit?vfltr_choice<\>"".and.vNew_Flag=.F.>
    {sp=0.8}{line=0,1};
    
    <12,0.15"Save New?vNew_Flag=.T..and.vEdit_Flag=.F.>{sp=2}<12,0.15"Save Edit?vfltr_choice<\>"".and.vEdit_Flag=.T..and.vNew_Flag=.F.>
    {sp=0.8}{line=0,1}
    {endregion2}
    {region3}
    {sp=1.5}<12,0.32"Load Filter?vfltr_choice<\>"">{sp=1.0}[26vfltr_choice^+vfltr_names!Choice_Change?vNew_Flag=.T.]{sp=1}<6Delete?vfltr_choice<\>"">;
    {endregion3};
    
    %dlg%,CODE)


    Mike
    __________________________________________
    It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
    It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
    Henry David Thoreau
    __________________________________________




  • #2
    Re: Xdialog Formatting

    Code:
    dim vNew_Flag as L
    vNew_Flag=.F.
    dim code as c
    CODE=<<%cde%
    if a_dlg_button="CANCEL"
        end
    end if
    ' '===========================================
    if a_dlg_button ="New Filter"
        vNew_Flag=.T.
        vfltr_choice=""
        vcgQB_Selected_Companies=list_class_unformat 'eval(new_list)
        vEmployees=lst_emp_unformat
        vSuper=lst_Super_Unformat
        vProjMgr=lst_ProjMgr_Unformat
        vSalesRep=lst_SalesRep_Unformat
      a_dlg_button=""
    end if
    if a_dlg_button="Cancel New"
        vNew_Flag=.F.
        vfltr_choice=""
      a_dlg_button=""    
    end if    
    %cde%
    
    ui_dlg_box("Title",<<%dlg%
    
    {ymargin=0}
    {sp=42}{line=0,1}  {line=0,1}{sp=.5}
    
    {lf=2}
    {region1}
    
    {sp=3}<*15,0.32"OK> <15,0.32"CANCEL>
    {endregion1}
    
    {region2}
    {sp=4}{condition=(vNew_flag=.F.)}
    <12,0.15"New Filter?vEdit_Flag=.F.>{sp=2}
    {condition=(vNew_flag=.T.)}
    {start_pos}
    <12,0.15"Cancel New>{condition=.t.}{sp=2}<12,0.15"Edit?vfltr_choice<\>"".and.vNew_Flag=.F.>
    {sp=0.8}{line=0,1};
    
    {sp=4}<12,0.15"Save New?vNew_Flag=.T..and.vEdit_Flag=.F.><12,0.15"Save Edit?vfltr_choice<\>"".and.vEdit_Flag=.T..and.vNew_Flag=.F.>
    {sp=0.8}{line=0,1}
    {endregion2}
    {region3}
    {sp=1.5}<12,0.32"Load Filter?vfltr_choice<\>"">{sp=1.0}
    {region=4}
    {lf=.2};
    [26vfltr_choice^+vfltr_names!Choice_Change?vNew_Flag=.T.]{sp=1}<6Delete?vfltr_choice<\>"">;
    {endregion4}
    {endregion3};
    
    %dlg%,CODE)
    As in:

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    • #3
      Re: Xdialog Formatting

      G,
      Thank you.

      I imagine if I wanted to have the second smaller vertical line to extend to the full height I would do similar....but actually like the way it looks with it shorter!

      All that is left is a bit more error trapping for my conditionals....maybe another Cancel "replacement" button for the Edit button as I have for the New Filter button. Easy compared to the formatting which I seem to be having mind blocks with....a bit spoiled I guess when comparing xdialog to the easy way in which a form's objects can be formatted....


      Thanks again G.
      Mike
      __________________________________________
      It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
      It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
      Henry David Thoreau
      __________________________________________



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      • #4
        Re: Xdialog Formatting

        Or if you like what you had then:

        Code:
        dim vNew_Flag as L
        vNew_Flag=.F.
        dim code as c
        CODE=<<%cde%
        if a_dlg_button="CANCEL"
            end
        end if
        ' '===========================================
        if a_dlg_button ="New Filter"
            vNew_Flag=.T.
            vfltr_choice=""
            vcgQB_Selected_Companies=list_class_unformat 'eval(new_list)
            vEmployees=lst_emp_unformat
            vSuper=lst_Super_Unformat
            vProjMgr=lst_ProjMgr_Unformat
            vSalesRep=lst_SalesRep_Unformat
          a_dlg_button=""
        end if
        if a_dlg_button="Cancel New"
            vNew_Flag=.F.
            vfltr_choice=""
          a_dlg_button=""    
        end if    
        %cde%
        
        ui_dlg_box("Title",<<%dlg%
        
        {ymargin=0}
        ;;
        {line=1,0};{line=1,0}
        {sp=42}{line=0,1}{sp=1}{line=0,1}{sp=29.5}{line=0,1}
        
        {lf=2}
        {region1}
        
        {sp=3}<*15,0.32"OK> <15,0.32"CANCEL>
        {endregion1}
        
        {region2}
        {sp=4}{condition=(vNew_flag=.F.)}
        <12,0.15"New Filter?vEdit_Flag=.F.>{sp=2}
        {condition=(vNew_flag=.T.)}
        {start_pos}
        <12,0.15"Cancel New>{condition=.t.}{sp=2}<12,0.15"Edit?vfltr_choice<\>"".and.vNew_Flag=.F.>
        {sp=0.8}{line=0,1};
        
        {sp=4}<12,0.15"Save New?vNew_Flag=.T..and.vEdit_Flag=.F.><12,0.15"Save Edit?vfltr_choice<\>"".and.vEdit_Flag=.T..and.vNew_Flag=.F.>
        {sp=0.8}{line=0,1}
        {endregion2}
        {region3}
        {sp=1.5}<12,0.32"Load Filter?vfltr_choice<\>"">{sp=1.0}
        {region=4}
        {lf=.2};
        [26vfltr_choice^+vfltr_names!Choice_Change?vNew_Flag=.T.]{sp=1}<6Delete?vfltr_choice<\>"">;
        {endregion4}
        {endregion3};
        
        %dlg%,CODE)
        The ducks did that ;)

        Scott

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        • #5
          Re: Xdialog Formatting

          Thanks Scott...just as I thought from G's code to create the vertical lines....would never have guessed prior to posting that you could simply place a line like this anywhere with code---I obviously have been thinking "physical" placement within my xdialog when that is not evidently needed. :)
          Mike
          __________________________________________
          It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
          It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
          Henry David Thoreau
          __________________________________________



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          • #6
            Re: Xdialog Formatting

            Personally, I think frames would look much better.

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: Xdialog Formatting

              I agree with G. Frames look very clean and comparmentalize the regions nicely. I like Frames. I wish, though, that frame line thickness could be user defined like frames on forms, so they could stand out a bit better.
              Mike W
              __________________________
              "I rebel in at least small things to express to the world that I have not completely surrendered"

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              • #8
                Re: Xdialog Formatting

                I also agree frames are cleaner .. and yes .. line thickness would be a good thing for both frames and lines.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Re: Xdialog Formatting

                  Originally posted by MikeC View Post
                  I have attached a small portion of my xdialog code and a screenshot of it. Although I think it may not be possible to get the formatting exactly as I would like, I would like to have it a bit better than what it is currently....
                  What!? You want things like text labels, buttons, and fields to line up! What's the matter with you!

                  This "feature" of xdailogs has been driving me nuts since day one but I've decided that it will never be fixed and my xdialogs will continue to look almost professional (a.k.a., unprofessional) unless I want to spend a lot of time - that the customer won't pay for - to make them look better. :(

                  Now go ahead and play with field objects and note that they are available in 3 different heights depending on how you define them. Makes no sense to me but it sure does make the end result look "good". (Yes, I'm being facetious.)

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Re: Xdialog Formatting

                    :D
                    Glad to hear it isn't just me! But have what I have presentable now--could add gradient background as well but don't want it to be too fancy!! Attached is the whole xdialog -- and did not want frames as several have suggested (I like it as it is! :) ). It sure was nice to get the help for the formatting I needed though to make it presentable.

                    Last edited by MikeC; 02-21-2010, 02:07 AM.
                    Mike
                    __________________________________________
                    It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
                    It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
                    Henry David Thoreau
                    __________________________________________



                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Re: Xdialog Formatting

                      ..wrong post..

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