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Refresh Issues with Global Variables

Question asked by MorkAfur on May 25, 2015
Latest reply on May 25, 2015 by MorkAfur


Refresh Issues with Global Variables


Not harping on why FMP should be more object oriented (at least a little), but is there a fix in Version 14 when you have a global variable referenced in an object's "HIDE WHEN" code?

According to a FM help document I found, they recommend using "Refresh Window" when you have variables as otherwise screen components may not update properly. That's definitely what's happening in 13. (Hours spent, needlessly if I could only just send a message to a screen object to hide itself...Sorry, there I go again...).

However, trying  "Refresh Window" has ugly flashing effects of the controls that I can't get rid of.

Doing either Refresh Object or a Commit did not work in this case.

Still trying to find a reason to update to compelling reasons found yet (that would really improve my productivity or how I use the product).

Thanks in advance for suggestions.

- m