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  • Removing information from the Title Bar

    Does anyone know of a way to remove the reference to the open table on the Title bar. We can change the title, splash screen and icon. It would be nice to be able to remove the table refernce for use in distributed applications

    Bob

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    RE: Removing information from the Title Bar

    Bob,

    Window_title is a property of the System object A5. (You can see it in the Xbasic Explorer).

    Try:

    :A5.window_title = "Anything goes"

    in your autoexec script.

    -- tom

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    • #3
      RE: Removing information from the Title Bar

      As always -- Tom's response is correct for the A5 window.

      If you want to change the table name on the form's window you have that option in the 'Window' tab of the form's properties. Just type in the name in the 'Caption' window. I noticed that sometimes the 'Caption' field name is greyed, however, you can still enter and save your window name preference there.

      Ken

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      • #4
        RE: Removing information from the Title Bar

        Tom:

        I want to totally remove the table (.dbf table name) from the the very top bar:

        Alpha 5 Icon - Alpha Five - [Customer.dbf: Form View (Form Name)

        I can change the icon and the title ie. MyIcon My App. I want to remove everthing after that. I don't want to display the database name and form name.

        Any ideas???

        Bob

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        • #5
          RE: Removing information from the Title Bar

          This gets tricky. If you specify the form window title in the form's properties, when the form is maximized, it will show the window title as:

          Alpha Five - [YourFormName]

          If you try to specify the form's window title using XBasic, it will not give you the results desired.

          Tom Lyon

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          • #6
            RE: Removing information from the Title Bar

            Tom:

            Thanks. I didn't think it was possible unless I got way down in the code. Maybe someday that will be an option similar to -Title, -Icon, and -splash command that are there today.

            I just think it would cleanup my distrubuted application so that only what I want on the title bar is there.

            You mentioned Xbasix Explorer?? Where is that and how do I get there?

            Bob

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            • #7
              RE: Removing information from the Title Bar

              Tom:

              Placing a space " " in the Caption field in the the Window properties of the form will remove the reference to the table and form name. It still leaves the [] on the title bar but that may be better than nothing. It presents a cleaner form view.

              Thanks for the help

              Bob

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              • #8
                RE: Removing information from the Title Bar

                Oooooh..that's good to know! Who'd a thunk it.

                Tom Lyon

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                • #9
                  RE: Removing information from the Title Bar

                  Guys:

                  I tried it with just a space issued from the spacebar - no characters at all. Saved that and only the white Alpha Icon shows - no brackets - no characters.

                  Ken

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                  • #10
                    RE: Removing information from the Title Bar

                    Bob,

                    Another idea is to use the window title bar to display the path to the current database. I use this
                    in some of my applications, and it's helped me unscramble things a few times when my customer has gotten his or her folders and paths mixed up.

                    -- tom

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                    • #11
                      RE: Removing information from the Title Bar

                      Tom,

                      Not directly related to the topic of this thread, but....

                      At the top of all my forms and menus I include a pseudo path (Main Menu > Students > Update Grades) with an arrow graphic for the '>' and the current item (Update Grades in this example) underlined as an aid to my users. That way they can tell how they got to where they are.

                      Dave
                      Dave Jampole
                      www.customalpha.com

                      Women and cats will do whatever they want. The sooner men and dogs realize that, the happier they will be.

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                      • #12
                        RE: Removing information from the Title Bar

                        Hi Tom

                        This works only on the first page that gets opened on this case the control panel. After that if if you then open a form you then get the Alpha icon text Alpha Five and the form name in sqaure brackets. How do you lose the Alpha Icon and text on all forms from the the windows bar?

                        Keith Hubert
                        London.

                        PS. Nothing against Alpha, just want to learn.
                        Regards
                        Keith Hubert
                        Alpha Guild Member
                        London.
                        KHDB Management Systems
                        Skype = keith.hubert


                        For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!

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                        • #13
                          RE: Removing information from the Title Bar

                          How do you lose the Alpha Icon

                          Use your own icon as in:
                          -icon="path & icon name here"


                          and text on all forms from the the windows bar?

                          Form properties/windows/window style/caption and type something (enter a few spaces to get a blank title bar).
                          Peter
                          AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

                          [email protected]
                          https://www.alphabasesolutions.com


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                          • #14
                            RE: Removing information from the Title Bar

                            Thanks Peter:

                            No problem with the Icon I use it a lot. However the form properities still leaves the brackets [ ] visible if you put a space in there but it is cleaner.

                            Thanks again for you input

                            Bob

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