Monthly Archives: May 2006

after solving the problem of the funky behaviour of the scroll bar in this post i was ready for new pastures. but my pal malcolm would not let up.

how is your scrollbar class handling the following challenges:

1. parent form deactivate/active events fired when scrollable container (window and/or window scrollbars) get focus.

2. having your scrollable container have a working .anchor property so it can automatically shift and resize as its parent form is resized.

he fired back at me.

well a form does not have an anchor property but that should not stop us.

although i have not… Continue reading

continuing the saga of the "perfect" viewport.

as anyone who has read my previous blog about the scrollable view port knows, if you start moving the parent window around, funky things happen. basically by using the api's to set one window as a child of the other, windows knows about this, but vfp does not. thus if you move the parent window, the child "appears" to move as well. but windows keeps this a secret and does not tell vfp. hence the clickable areas of the viewport are left behind. so if you move the parent window, you lose the ability… Continue reading

thanks to the urging by craig bailey and eric kindly providing the web space, i've decided to bite the bullet and get blogging.

the projects at work are keeping me very busy since i am exploring new areas of vfp usage.

my explorations into the capabilities of the fox have led me to some strange areas and have really made me think about things more "outside the box"

what i mean by that is mostly we approach vfp objects with a standard view. previously this has led me to do things in a very staid way. but now i approach things… Continue reading

thanks to the urging by craig bailey and eric kindly providing the web space, i've decided to bite the bullet and get blogging.

the projects at work are keeping me very busy since i am exploring new areas of vfp usage.

my explorations into the capabilities of the fox have led me to some strange areas and have really made me think about things more "outside the box"

what i mean by that is mostly we approach vfp objects with a standard view. previously this has led me to do things in a very staid way. but now i approach things… Continue reading