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  • #21
    Egbert, I seem to recall you once had a problem with your laptop,
    designing a listbox that became to narrow on desktop computers.
    Could it be a driver problem? What exactly are your screen settings,
    font size and number of colors? Multiple screens?

    I have tested in Win95/98 and ME myself, no problems. Some people
    have reported problems in NT when scrolling with syntax highlight
    on. Can't reproduce that one here, so impossible for me to say what
    might be causing that crash. Can't find anything wrong with my code
    either, so must be NT that treats something differently.

    Like I said. Microsoft sure has made Windows development interesting,
    in a negative way..

    If nothing else works, Egbert, use the old version of Poffs. The new
    databases works with that one too. BTW, what happens if you test in
    "safe mode"?



    • #22
      Resizing the window GPF's



      • #23
        Edwin, a more detailed reports would be welcome, like under what
        system, at what point it crashes, what settings you are using, etc.
        Also, please make sure you have the latest uploaded file. The first
        betas sure had some "issues"..

        In the meantime - if not the latest version works, use the old one.
        I may not have time to do much about it in the next couple of weeks,
        but with more detailed reports, at least I will have a better chance
        of finding out why it doesn't work for some of you.. :-/

        If nothing else, a good learning experience. To do anything outside
        using standard controls in Windows is risky, since it seems there is
        no consistency in the way Windows works with different settings, drivers
        and hardware, etc. I have four different Win95/98/ME machines to
        test with here, and even if I get things to work fine in all of them,
        that still obviously isn't enough.

        Sigh, I feel I'm beginning to lose my patience with Windows. Time for
        some solitaire to calm down my nerves. Hm, there's an idea. Maybe
        should write myself a card game instead, just for the fun of it..



        • #24

          You're probably real tired of all the praise, but I'd like to add
          my thanks. This thing is great.

          Russ Srole

          "There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs." - John Rogers


          • #25
            You remember well: I did have that kind of design problem, but since I'm using GetTextExtentPoint32, in order to get cx- and cy-values in advance, my dialogs look good on different systems. So it is almost sure there is no driver problem.

            mailto:[email protected][email protected]</A>

            Egbert Zijlema, journalist and programmer (zijlema at basicguru dot eu)
            *** Opinions expressed here are not necessarily untrue ***


            • #26
              I just downloaded your great tool POFFS V2.0.
              A few (small) remarks however.
              Your dialog box is basically built up of 2 parts: an upper part with
              all the edits and buttons and stuff for doing the actual searching,
              and a lower part: The text box where all of the text is displayed.
              Wouldn't it be handy if we were able to resize the lower text box and therefore
              also the upper part of the dialog. A kind of a splitter bar...
              Probably not so easy to program though..

              Kind regards

              [email protected]


              • #27
                I have put it on the whish-list. Still in Beta mode, so anything is
                possible. I only have about a million things to wrap up first, then
                I'll grab hold of it again.



                • #28

                  This is a wonderful and beautiful program! I really would love to see updated databases for this program.

                  Out of curiousity, are there any other hidden resources like this that I may have overlooked.

                  Don Ewald
                  mailto:[email protected][email protected]</A>
                  Donnie Ewald
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