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    Hi All,

    Is there a way to fix the column size in the Control Panel?

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    What's wrong with it that you need to fix?

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    I think he means "set it to a different width that will remain the same the next time it's opened."

    I agree that, although a minor issue, this would be a nice feature. Especially in the detail view where I find myself increasing the Full Name column by at least 50% almost every time.

    I usually keep my table names relatively short so that isn't an issue for me but it may be for others.

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    Ah. Must have been an English->American translation issue.

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    Fix as in Hold in Place.

    Can it be done or is this a V6 solution.

    Solution as in answer to a question, not a Liquid :-)

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    Ok, some of us believed (prayed?) that the CP in ver. 6 would be re-written entirely, presumably in xdialog. Yes?

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    Aaron, is it possible to have two columns, ie.,

    Table/Set Full Name Modified Table/Set Full Name Modified

    With many tables it often must be scrolled.

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    While we are talking about possible (hoped for) changes to the CP in V6, here is one that I'd love to see. In all the columns, EXCEPT Tables/Sets, we can use uppercase letters in names. For whatever reason, items on the Table/Set tab will not accept upper case letters. Any chance of changing that in V6?

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    Ah, yes ... two peoples separated by a common language (SWC)

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    I'm with you, Dave!

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    One more please, Aaron,

    any danger of sortable date & time columns for items in the Control Panel?

    I would suggest it would be a great help when recovering files from corrupted files/crashes as you'd know which was the best backup to use. It would also be very useful when returning to something you worked on a while ago, as you'd have an idea of the relative dates of different components of a job.

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    There already is a sortable data column in detail view...it's called "Modified"

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    Aaron,

    Junt on the off-chance that you misswed it, how about my request on #54837?

    Dave

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    Only the tables and sets have a date/time modified because they are the only things that have a date/time associated with them.

    I don't believe there is any date/time associated with individual layouts so there is nothing to list. It would require a further rewrite to add the date/time to each layout but I'm still not sure that would be terribly useful because of the possibility of making a 'change' (as far as the date/time is concerned) that really wasn't a change. I know I've closed forms many times and received a "save your changes?" prompt even though I never made any changes.

    It would be a nice feature though.

    FWIW: I use the date/time on the data dictionaries to determine what I have changed. Even this isn't perfect but it is a help.

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    Thread 54837 doesn't show up. Can you provide a link or the subject? Thread IDs aren't particularly useful, unfortunately.

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    Unfortunately, the control panel won't likely be new for v6...there were too many other features we wanted to get into the product. However, we are in the process of rewriting it for the next release, and I think you will all be very happy with the results.

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    Aaron, it's the same thread - up above.

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    If we live that long...
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