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  • #16
    Re: browse element row height change ... how?

    Originally posted by forskare View Post
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    • #17
      Re: browse element row height change ... how?

      TYVM :) kenn

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


      • #18
        Re: browse element row height change ... how?

        Thanks for the help on setting row Heights, I had the same problem as "Dmartens" described. Your method was a perfect solution.. Way to go mate

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        • #19
          Re: browse element row height change ... how?


          I have had a similar problem.

          I have redone the browse.
          I have gone into object properties and set the row height that I want.
          I have saved it all.

          But, everytime I go into the form, the row height resets itself. Why will it not save the row height?

          Ann Warner


          • #20
            Re: browse element row height change ... how?

            I've noticed the same problem with a form I'm working with. Anyone know why?
            Brad Steinfeldt


            • #21
              Re: browse element row height change ... how?


              Why will it not save the row height?
              Anyone know why?
              No Clue!! But if a sample is given that illustrates this problem, I imagine a reason will be found as to why your database is acting contrary to what occurs on others.
              It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
              It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
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              • #22
                Re: browse element row height change ... how?

                I've attached the form without the database files. Is that going to work, or do I need to attach the data files too? I just didn't want to send the personal data along.
                It's basically happening to all the embedded browses, and it's not just the row height but the column size that reverts back. I've followed the instructions on this thread, and still, I close it then open it and it reverts back.
                Sometimes it saves the sizes and sometimes it doesn't happen until I open and close it a few times. I also don't know what else I'm doing to make it happen, but I certainly know I'm not adjusting it back, and I know I've saved it.
                Thanks for any ideas.
                Brad Steinfeldt


                • #23
                  Re: browse element row height change ... how?

                  Without the .adb, .alm, .alb, and .alx files a "helper" has to create a new database---but to add the tables .dbfs/.sets have to be present. Easy enough to zip up with data, open it up (which also verifies that most likely others can do so too), and delete any sensitive records. Just make certain it is the zipped database you do this to of course!!!!

                  Gone for the day, but others should be able to help once this is done....if not I'll come back to it when I get back in the evening.
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                  • #24
                    Re: browse element row height change ... how?

                    I am having the same problem on a couple windows...I am UNABLE to find the Object Explorer you mention. I do see Object -> Properties but in Properties I don't see anywhere to modify row height. Any help is really appreciated.


                    • #25
                      Re: browse element row height change ... how?

                      With a form open in design mode the View Menu second to last choice should be Object Explorer.
                      There can be only one.


                      • #26
                        Re: browse element row height change ... how?

                        Adding to the above,

                        Go into design mode, View, Object explorer, Choose the browse your trying to size, Row_height, Set as needed. Save.

                        This kind of works. I set to 20, but goes to 17. Way better then 1 like it was. Not sure it will hold.
                        Onto fix column wide next. Fun, this is not.


                        • #27
                          Re: browse element row height change ... how?

                          The above did not work. Sorry, still searching for alternative fix.


                          • #28
                            Re: browse element row height change ... how?

                            I'll say the same as I did before as using the Object Explorer and/or xbasic to set the row height does work....which means something else is at work against your doing this...When you say "The above did not work..." I take that to mean you have tried recreating the browse, used the row selector, used the object explorer, and used xbasic??

                            A sample database would help all to help you...and much faster overall most times.

                            Other possibles are to close and reopen Alpha and compact the Database (workspace).

                            You did not mention what version you are using which could be important.
                            It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
                            It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
                            Henry David Thoreau


                            • #29
                              Re: browse element row height change ... how?

                              You can set the row height in the onInit event of the browse.

                              topparent.Row_height = 30 or what ever number you want.

                              or an embedded browse

                              topparent:Brw_embedded.Row_height = 30
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                              • #30
                                Re: browse element row height change ... how?

                                This is a function I modified to set the row height, you could use it in a button or a script to call the browse.

                                First open a browse and set it to the width and height you want and use the Object Explorer to get the dimensions to use, or use with my defaults
                                Default Ex: vw_brw_row("yourbrowsename")
                                Ex 2: vw_brw_row("yourbrowsename",1260,715)
                                Ex 3: Ex: vw_brw_row("yourbrowsename",800,500,15,15,20)

                                FUNCTION vw_brw_row as L (layoutname as C,xwidth=850 as N,yheight=640 as N,xleft=0 as N,ytop=0 as N,rwh=18 as N)
                                'DESCRIPTION: use to call a named browse with a set size and placement; opens on last record
                                	DIM brw as P
                                	dim xpos as c
                                	dim ypos as c
                                	brw = obj(":"+object_Name_normalize(word(layoutname,1,"@")))
                                	IF .not. is_object(brw) THEN
                                		brw = :browse.load(layoutname)		
                                	END IF
                                	evaluate_template(layoutname+".row_height = "+rwh)
                                	if xwidth > 0 then
                                	    brw.width = xwidth
                                	end if
                                	if yheight > 0 then
                                	    brw.height = yheight
                                	end if
                                	if xleft > 0 then
                                		xpos = alltrim(str(xleft))
                                		brw.left = xleft
                                		xpos = "LEFT"
                                	end if
                                	if ytop > 0 then 'using pixels
                                		ypos = alltrim(str(ytop))
                         = ytop
                                		ypos = "TOP"
                                	end if	
                                	brw.window_position(xpos,ypos) ' uses pixels or text
                                	brw.restrict_enter = .t.	
                                END FUNCTION
                                Import into the Code tab on the control panel

                                vw_brw_row 04-20-2017.txt

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