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Control Panel & Code Editor Helper: CP_Info()

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  • #16
    Re: Control Panel & Code Editor Helper: CP_Info()

    added an option to the subfunction to add restrictions when opening the default browse for a table
    FUNCTION vw_defbrws as C (tname as C,vars as P)
    'DESCRIPTION: use to call a default browse with a set size and placement on 1st record    
        DIM brws as P
        WITH vars
            IF .not. is_object(brwsname) THEN
                brws = a5_open_default_Browse(tname)    
                'added a default restriction
                brws.restrict_enter = .t.
                brws.width = 800
                brws.height = 500        
                'needed to clear the new record line 'ghost'
                brws = obj(brwsname)    
            END IF        
            vw_defbrws = tname
        END WITH
    Thanks to Stan!
    Last edited by MoGrace; 09-25-2017, 01:36 PM. Reason: TO THANK STAN

    Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford


    • #17
      Re: Control Panel & Code Editor Helper: CP_Info()

      Originally posted by MoGrace View Post
      Hi Paul,
      Can you explain the advantage of a MDI window to me vs a modeless Xdialog that stays open & can roll up so that it remains available AND visible? As I understand it, a MDI window becomes hidden when it is deactivated. But of course I may be wrong. BTW, I also included instructions on how to make this function appear in the right click menu on the Control Panel as an Addin.
      Where did you share the latest version


      • #18
        Re: Control Panel & Code Editor Helper: CP_Info()

        Your standard Alpha5 form or browse is a MDI window. Dialogs converted to MDI windows appear in all the A5 window list so they are not completely hidden. But they don't consume desktop space like a rolled up window. It's a personal preference thing 6 of one half dozen of the other. And sorry I missed/overlooked others instructions on adding this as a add in.


        • #19
          Re: Control Panel & Code Editor Helper: CP_Info()

          Latest version:


          Anybody know how to delete old attachments?

          Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford


          • #20
            Re: Control Panel & Code Editor Helper: CP_Info()

            @ Paul
            I got excited when I saw the video on Dock Panels using a MDI window and thought it would be great for displaying a Home form with a menu panel. But I never got very far on how to actually build one. So I am using a docked modeless dialog on a regular form that stays open as 'wallpaper', and can hide the toolbar menu whenever more space is needed. If a form is a MDI window, then you ought to be able to attach a dock panel to a form...?

            Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford