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    Default Eliminate inconsistency between Smart Fields and Control types Email, Email-and URL

    Presently, when you use any of these control types on your form:

    Code:
    Email
    Email-Alpha Five
    URL
    and when the user places the cursor on that field, a small icon representing either a envelope or the IE6 logo appear inside the field. When you click on the icon you launch your email application, Alpha email, or your web browser respectively.

    So why is it when you create a similar type in field and use a User-defined Smart Field, Alpha places the icon, not inside the field, but on the outside of the field.

    A really nice touch is that Alpha doesn't display any of these icons until the field receives the focus.

    So I really don't care whether the icon is inside or outside of the field, but please be consistent. Actually, I think I do prefer inside.

    And while we are at it, how about replacing the URL icon with a small globe, which is of course the symbol for the Web, not the Microsoft Logo for IE. I'm sure many Alpha users use other browsers.

    See http://www.glyphlab.com/stock_icons/preview.html
    ID = 4249 World Wide Web (in Common Toolbar icons)



    Bob McGaffic
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    Last edited by rmcgaffic; 05-25-2009 at 07:51 PM.

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    Default Re: Eliminate inconsistency between Smart Fields and Control types Email, Email-and U

    Bob,
    Selwyn gave us the function that will allow v8 behavior in regard to date and time smart controls and their locations. This can be placed say in an autoexec script. I think it should do the same for the smart controls you mentioned as well.(edit--did for email and works)

    a5.system_mode_set("field_popup_button_postion", "inside") 'v8 behavior

    a5.system_mode_set("field_popup_button_postion", "outside") 'v9
    Last edited by MikeC; 05-29-2009 at 02:13 AM.
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