2 Replies Latest reply on May 14, 2010 12:47 PM by chcsep

    Redraw error when scrolling in edit mode in FMP11



      Redraw error when scrolling in edit mode in FMP11

      Description of the issue

      I recently upgraded from FMP8 to FMP11 (11.0v1), on OS X 10.5.8. On one of my databases, I get a scrolling error in edit mode. (I can't reproduce the error in my other databases, except those based on the one with the problem - TSGal, the one I e-mailed you is NOT affected). I'm using a basic Logitech USB two-button mouse with clickable scroll wheel and USB cable The database table is called "May 04", so presumably it was created in a version of FMP earlier than 8. I've got screenshots, but I don't know how or if it's possible to attach them here. When I scroll down in layout mode on any layout:1.  It doesn't scroll on every 'click' of the scroll wheel, only intermittently.2.  When it does register a scroll click:2a. The content becomes fuzzy2b. For each click, the content (including any grey space below the layout) moves one pixel to the right, adding a column of black pixels along the left edge of the layout, except for the portion of the layout that becomes visible through scrolling. Then, after scrolling down a bit, when I scroll back up:3. The portion that is revealed by scrolling appears at the top, and is repeated for the entire vertical height of the layout, again moved right one pixel with each iteration. Description of DB:- Was likely created in 2004, not sure what version we were using at the time (we've used most versions from 1.0 to 8 inclusive)- One data table- 24 layouts (including folders)- This doesn't happen in view form or view table- 67 fields, including text, number, date, calculation, and container types Any help, or suggestions on narrowing down the problem, is much appreciated!

        • 1. Re: Redraw error when scrolling in edit mode in FMP11

          Since the problem only occurs with a specific file, it's possible the file may be damaged in a way the the older version of filemaker tolerates but the new version does not.


          Have you tested a recovered copy of the file?

          The recover may report a problem with your file and this might explain things. The recover might fix the problem even if it reports no problem found.

          Either way, you'll want to replace or rebuild your file if it turns out to be file corruption.


          You could also test to see if a brand new layout that refers to the same table exhibits the same behavior--maybe one or more of your layouts are damaged.

          • 2. Re: Redraw error when scrolling in edit mode in FMP11

            Recover did the trick; wasn't aware of that feature. (File > recover)


            You saved me a lot of headaches--thanks!