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  • Dialog Question


    I have a dialog genie that enters new records into a table.
    Everything works great but I am now trying to add a new feature and would like a little help. I have added a new button to the genie where the user will be able to enter another record for the same client (The button will first enter the current record and then recall the same genie to be able to enter another record)

    It enters the current record currectly but when it calls the genie again it does not close the first instance first so the second instance is displayed on top of the first.
    The second instance is displaying the genie with blank pages they are stuck with the first instance.

    Hope this makes sense what i need is a command to close the dialog before the second is called.

    Thanks Brian

  • #2
    RE: Dialog Question

    What type of Xdialog are you using? For a modeless dialog, you use ui_modeless_dlg_close("your dialog name"), for a modal dialog, simply don't set a_dlg_button to "".


    Lenny Forziati
    Vice President, Internet Products and Technical Services
    Alpha Software Corporation


    • #3
      RE: Dialog Question

      Hello Lenny,

      Thanks for replying the dialog in question is a modal.
      The script does not contain a_dlg_button = ""

      Below is part of the script

      if a_dlg_button = "&AdditionalWork" then
      dim tbl as p
      dim Customer_Id as c

      tbl ="job description",FILE_RW_SHARED)
      tbl.Customer_id = CID
      tbl.Job = tow
      tbl.Frequency = frequency
      tbl.Intial_charge = vinitialprice
      tbl.Charge = vsprice
      tbl.Intial_cleaning_date = vic
      tbl.Last_cleaning_date = vlc
      tbl.Next_cleaning_date = vnc
      tbl.Comments = vcomments

      'Run script locally (using local variables): Enter New Job
      script_play_local("Enter New Job")
      end if

      Thanks again for replying



      • #4
        RE: Dialog Question

        No other Ideas??????


        • #5
          RE: Dialog Question


          Did you create the dialog box using Action Scripting?


          • #6
            RE: Dialog Question


            Might I suggest leaving the dialog opened and just reset your variables and do a ui_dlg_refresh()after you write to the table.



            • #7
              RE: Dialog Question

              The first dialog does not close because of the line script_play_local("Enter New Job"). Until your script "Enter New Job" has completed, the dialog will not close. You should notice that if you close the second dialog, both will close.

              Scott's suggestion would be the best way to handle your dialog. Otherwise you should expect unpredictable results as script_play_lopcal will open your second dialog using the same variable namespace so both dialogs will actually have the exact same variable values.


              Lenny Forziati
              Vice President, Internet Products and Technical Services
              Alpha Software Corporation


              • #8
                RE: Dialog Question

                Thanks Scott

                I will try to see what happens will let you know



                • #9
                  RE: Dialog Question


                  Well I've tried ui_dlg_refresh() and all it seems to do is close the dlg????????? You mentioned to reset the varables the refresh is supposed to do that correct?? Anyway any more ideas Thanks



                  • #10
                    RE: Dialog Question

                    All of your dialog actions will need a_dlg_button = "" in them or they will cause the dialog to close.


                    Lenny Forziati
                    Vice President, Internet Products and Technical Services
                    Alpha Software Corporation


                    • #11
                      RE: Dialog Question


                      I have figured out how to reset most of the variables and refresh the dialog But i am having troble reseting the smart fields on the dialog I have a calendar popup and a calculator popup.

                      Everyway I've tried i keep getting variable mismatch

                      I'm getting real close

                      Thanks again Brian