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    Even if I seem to set the form properties to SIZE LENGTH 100% and WIDTH 100% they come up large but aren'tt maximized. If I simply click the Maximize square while viewing the form it does what I want. I think I am just overlooking an option. How do I make the forms come up Maximized? I haven't gotten as far as writing apps etc. I am converting all my sets, forms, and reports before I tackle the apps. Thanks.

    jason f

    Maudlin & Son Mfg. Co., Inc.
    maudlinco@aol.com - @ work
    nosjas@ev1.net - @ home

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    RE: maximize forms

    On the form's oninit action:
    this.maximize()

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    • #3
      RE: maximize forms

      So until I write the apps the forms won't maximize

      jason f

      Maudlin & Son Mfg. Co., Inc.
      maudlinco@aol.com - @ work
      nosjas@ev1.net - @ home

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      • #4
        RE: maximize forms

        Jason, Robert's suggestion involves storing a small script in an event which will fire each time the form opens. This is akin to setting a property for the form. It does not require that you build an entire application. Hope this clarifies things for you. -- tom

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        • #5
          RE: maximize forms

          Jason, another thought. I believe Alpha Five is following Windows standards in sizing the display of forms on screen. Unless you override the default behavior, as Robert recommended, the next form that opens will adopt the sizing behavior of its predecessor. One quick and dirty solution during development is to start Alpha Five, and then immediately maximize the display of the Alpha Five control panel. New windows that open thereafter should open maximized, following the control panel's lead... so to speak. -- tom

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          • #6
            RE: maximize forms

            I have a dummy start up form, based upon a table that has nothing in it.

            I set the form as the autoexec form in A-5, and add the actions

            this.maximize()
            this.close()

            on the oninit.

            Then when the database is loaded, the form loads, maximizes, and everything is maximized from that point on.

            I went so far as to put text on the form:

            =================
            Please wait
            =================

            then the form closes.

            Try it it works nicely.

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