O$4 - Copy a continer object

Michael Mantkowski michaelj at clientrax.com
Fri Mar 13 09:21:11 EDT 2015

Hi Reg,

I have looked at Tasks.  And that sort of gets me half way there.  However,
Tasks don't seem to have a "visual component" and the goal is to constrain a
set of Windows in their own Master Window that can be moved around or
minimized when needed.

If a Task could be configured to have a Visual Workspace in the shape of a
Window with a title bar and boarder I think I have what I need.

What I want is the ability to open several "Master Widows" that act like
their own Omnis Application.  I could limit each one to a single client's
data.  The user then could open several of these and move back and forth
when working with them.  Then close or open new ones as needed.

I can of course do this now with Subwindows.  I just have this issue with
not being able to control which one is on top when their space overlaps.  I
want them to act like standard windows and have the "Top" order changed as
they are used.


Michael Mantkowski
ClienTrax Software

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Hi Michael,

Going back to what you wanted to achieve, have you looked at Tasks and 
the $autoactivate property?  I've never used it, but it sounds like it 
could be what you're looking for, already built into Omnis.  Have a look 
at the Omnis_Programming.pdf, "Using Tasks" in Chapter 3.  An example is 
the traffic lights in the toolbar which allow you to choose between 
design, runtime and both.

To get your head around this, you do need to understand OO.  The key 
point is "a task instance is a container for other instances".


> The main idea is to create a "Virtual Desktop" inside a "Master Window"
> where the user can maintain a single clients records.  There can then be
> more than one client desktop open at the same time and they can all use
> same windows but keep them separate.
> What I really wish we in Omnis was the ability to have virtual screen
> where they keep track of their own activity.  Just like Subwindows, but
> using the complete Window (Title Bars, Boarders, Menus, Etc.).

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