Subject Re: Questions with regards to dBASE PLUS 12
From Dennis Guay <>
Date Thu, 13 Dec 2018 06:14:09 -0500
Newsgroups dbase.getting-started

Ken Mayer Wrote:

> On 12/11/2018 7:13 PM, Dennis Guay wrote:
> > 1. When executing reports from my applications, the report viewer is now automatically
> > minimized at the bottom of the screen. Never used to do this. Is there a way I
> > can force these reports to open mazimized automatically? I don't see a maximize
> > property in the Inspector.
> This may be something in the plus.ini file, or in this case the .ini for
> your application. You may want to take a look at that.

I looked at the plus.ini and found this:

Position=0 0 1052 1044

If I'm not mistaken, it looks okay to me.

But actually you know what I ended up doing to solve this problem, as it appears to be a rare windows 10 bug that is causing this, not dBASE.

Basically the idea is to get hidden windows back with a keyboard trick.

Set offscreen window as active by alt tabbing.

Shift right click the taskbar button and choose maximize.

It's a handy little trick for solving a somewhat rare but frustrating problem that always forces the windows to open minimized continuously.

Once I did this little trick the report viewer would always open maximized like it used to on other machines.

> > 2. When I browse the c:\users\user\documents\dbase\plus 12\samples\ directory the
> > Navigator cannot see any of the files inside there. This happens intermittently. One
> > minute its there and the next minute its not. If I get desperate, I just copy the
> > samples folder to my desktop for example and then it will work.
> I have never seen this happen, but I don't tend to navigate to the
> samples folder from the Navigator often. Some more details might be useful.

It seems to be okay now .. it was only doing this when selecting the select folder button.

The drop down radio button seems to work every time

> > 3. I wanted to add page numbers to my reports. In the help documentation it says
> > to drag the PageNumber component from the Component palette's Custom page to the
> > report page. Problem is, I don't see a Custom page. It says that this custom component
> > is installed with the dBASE PLUS samples. So how exactly do I turn this Custom page
> > on?
> set procedure to
> For whatever reason this is not automatically loading.
> > 4. In one of my applications I use the Zseeker custom component. In order for it
> > to work it must have the set in order for to work.
> >
> > So for example, the source would look like this:
> >
> > set procedure to additive
> > set procedure to additive
> >
> > The thing is, the set procedure to additive line of code always disappears
> > when in form designer mode. And so the workaround is that I always have to manually
> > retype in this one line of code whenever I make changes to the application or rebuild.
> > Why does it do this?
> Because there is no reference on the form to any control in
> The form designer is looking in the constructor code for anything that
> might be referenced in that file. You should probably do something in
> the form's onOpen or overridden open/readmodal event handler that opens
> both files. That way there will be no confusion for the designer.

Still trying to wrap my head around this, but will come back to this within the next couple days or so.

> Hope that helps. You may want to look at my books (see below) and/or the
> tutorial (also below) ...
> Ken
Thanks Ken, I will defenitely look at getting your books soon. I also have my eye on your tutorial as I would like to do it and brush up on things.


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