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Problems with screen painter


I created a basic form in code, which has some folders on it. I then saved this in xml, reloaded the form in xlm, everthing was fine. I want to add lots of fields to the form so I started using screen painter.

The problem is now when I load the form from the new xlm file it only shows the buttons and no other fields or tabs.

I started from scratch again but as soon as I start using screen painter it seems to mess up the xml file.

Does anyone have any ideas please ?

Regards Andy

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    Posted on Oct 21, 2005 at 08:09 AM

    Why start in code, and then use screen painter...? You'd better start with screen painter, and finish the job in code... 😊

    Could you also provide the SBO version and patchlevel you're running...? In example, Screen Painter in SBO 2004 does crap up all datasources in your xml file, while Screen Painter in SBO 2005 nicely adds them for you... 😊

    Note: if you use tabs (folders) you need to bind the same datasource to all tabls, and link them to each other...

    <b>Code (C#)</b>

    // Get references to the folder
    Folder fOne = SBOForms.Items.Item("UIDFldr1");
    Folder fTwo = SBOForms.Items.Item("UIDFldr2");
    // Add the DataSource
    SBOForm.DataSources.UserDataSources.Add("dsFldr", dt_SHORT_TEXT, 1);
    // Link the Folders and bind the datasources
    fTwo.LinkTo = "UIDFldr1";
    fOne.DataBind.SetBound(true, "dsFldr", "");
    fTwo.DataBind.SetBound(true, "dsFldr", "");

    Note #2: When using tabs, you need to ctach the et_ITEM_PRESSED events on the tab/folder items, and set the according panelevels. Remember: Pane 0 is always visible.

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