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    I am using Beta v1215
    I have been working on a rather large application for 6 weeks now. The problem is, I cannot get the Code Editor to come up like the one in the manuel. All I get is a almost blank screen with two tabs, script or untitled and interactive. I have never seen the one with 3 windows or the selection "Container". When I right click on an object in the Form Editor, the manual says to select "action". There is no "action".
    I am sure I have some option set incorrectly, but I am at a point that I really need this.??

  • #2
    RE: Code Editor


    where in the manual does it show 3 tabs? Mine shows 2 tabs.

    TYVM :) kenn

    Knowing what you can achieve will not become reality until you imagine and explore.


    • #3
      RE: Code Editor

      Sounds like you're seeing the popup editor. If so, push the button in lower left quadrant of the form, to launch code editor.

      -- tom


      • #4
        RE: Code Editor


        If you select the code tab on the control panel and then right click on a blank area you'll get a new menu. One of the choices is a new action scripting script. In this case you'll see the untitled and interactive tabs. It is untitled because this is where you develop scripts that can be called from other parts of your program; i.e., they are not tied to events.

        When in form design mode, right clicking on any object will open a menu. The second choice on the menu is events. Clicking here will show a list of all the events that can be programmed for the object selected. You can also select the pop up editor which gives you access to all the events for the object.

        If you select an event by left clicking, you'll open the code editor with two tabs; one's the interactive tab and the other is a tab for the event you chose. Now if you click on the select object button, you'll see another list of all the objects available that have events. Choose an object and the right button will activate and let you choose any event for the selected object.

        As you can see, there are many ways to get to the same point in the design of a database.

        Hope this helps. If this isn't what's happening, let us know.


        • #5
          RE: Code Editor

          Thank you all for your response.
          The code editor that I refer to is in the XBasic Ref Manual, Action Scripting, Creating Action Scripts - Using the Code Editor. There is a picture of a code editor that I have never accessed. I followed the instructions to bring it up under the Form Editor, but I don't get the same results. I downloaded a file "contacts" to look at more code examples and it locked up Alpha on my machine. By the time I got it off, all my menu setting are changed (default). So I never know if I am seeing every thing.
          Thanks, Don


          • #6
            RE: Code Editor


            If you're using the Xbasic Ref. Manual for vers 4.5 and looking at the action scripting editor in vers. 5, I can appreciate why you're confused. The editor is now completely different in the Beta than in vers. 4.5.

            -- tom


            • #7
              RE: Code Editor

              Your right, the cover says Version 5, I took it to mean something else.
              Thank You