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Best way to enter data in browse with xdialog form

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    Best way to enter data in browse with xdialog form

    The objective is to enter data with a key pad in numeric fields.
    I am attaching a DB.
    I do not know if my approach is the best way.

    In the main form is a field called secondvalue, on entering it, it display a simple keypad form.

    How to transfer the contents (vValue) from the kountdialog form when the dialog form closes after is filled, to the secondvalue field in the main form?

    Can the same approach be used to enter data in the QTY field in the browse?

    Re: Best way to enter data in browse with xdialog form

    I have learned to add a value to a global variable onexit of the xdialog form.
    So the value is available anywhere. Great.
    The question is now more specific.
    How do I call the dialog form from the field QTY in the browse?


      Re: Best way to enter data in browse with xdialog form

      I have been able to add the values from the xdialog to a single field in the main form and fill the fields in a row of the browse.

      It seems impossible to just get a field in the browse to call the xdialog, so I have used the browse to call the xdialog to fill both fields in the browse.
      I do not know, if this still the best approach, if any one has a better approach, please advise.

      I do have a problem when entering the records in the browse.
      Why is creating blank record?
      I must be selecting the wrong events.
      I have selected various combination, but no success.

      Attached is the updated version.


        Re: Best way to enter data in browse with xdialog form

        Can you use a commercial keypad software?
        or a program built in windows called osk.exe.


          Re: Best way to enter data in browse with xdialog form

          As you wish.
          I like it, I am going to use it myself.
          Last edited by G Gabriel; 05-08-2010, 01:42 PM.


            Re: Best way to enter data in browse with xdialog form

            Ron Thanks for the response. Yes I did look at other utilities.
            I did not find any freeware, shareware or purchased one that will do what I want. OSK is a keyboard not just a keypad and not very flexible.
            I believe Alpha Program should be able to do the task.
            Thanks to Gabriel, that open the door for me, to a whole new set of features with dialogs.
            I am attaching a sample that is a take from his original fix and made a lot of changes to the keypad.
            There is a couple of keypads in use.

            His original keypad was small for a touch screen.
            In the sample I am attaching, you will see a keypad with new features, colors and sample code.
            ( I have not been able to change the color of the buttons, hope to do soon).

            MY need as explained in the form widgetform is to add the feature of vsample field in filling the field with table values, to the xdialog that is used in the browse now.

            Thanks Gabriel, Keep it coming.