O$: Subwindow inside a complex grid

Mike Matthews - Omnis omnis at lineal.co.uk
Mon Jun 28 08:03:16 UTC 2021

Hello Paul,

Is the subwindow going to be in the complex grid?  I was told recently by UK support that objects inside a CG are considered a no no, objects such as subwins I think.

In latest version, you can’t drag certain objects into a CG, but if it is already there, it still won’t work.

But I might be wrong in your case.

Mike Matthews

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On 28 Jun 2021, at 08:54, Paul Mulroney <pmulroney at logicaldevelopments.com.au<mailto:pmulroney at logicaldevelopments.com.au>> wrote:

Hi Everyone,

I have a window with a bunch of fields for data entry.  One of the fields is a droplist, and users can pick an entry from the droplist inside the complex grid, no problem.

Recently, the droplist has grown to over 200 lines, and the customer wants to make this into an entry field tied to a lookup window.  No problem.  I thought I'd make it a subwindow instead, that switches between the droplist and the lookup when it detects that the droplist will get more than 30 lines.

It's not playing nicely!  Does anyone have a demo where they've done something similar, or can give me some pointers?  A subwindow has a $dataname property, which might help, but I'm not sure how to use it.

(What makes it more complicated is that the makeup of the columns in the complex grid is decided when the window opens, and I use notation to create the columns as needed. Users want to customise everything! :) )

Any help much appreciated!


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