7 Replies Latest reply on Oct 4, 2015 4:49 PM by ariley

    Snapshot link and window size


      Does anyone know how I can get define the window size?I tried:


      1. maximizing the window at the beginning of the script
      2. Adjusting window to fit


      yet when I open the snapshot link the window matches the original window to DB opens to before you create the snapshot link.



        • 1. Re: Snapshot link and window size

          snapshot links are subject to the OnFirstWindowOpen triggers of the file, and taking apart a snapshot's format, there is nothing saving the window size to be processed after the layout loads.


          Here's a simple look at a .fmpsl structure




          <Rows type="" rowCount="" baseTableId=""><![CDATA[]]></Rows>

          <Layout id=""></Layout>

          <View type="form"></View>

          <SelectedRow type="" id=""></SelectedRow>

          <StatusToolbar visible="True"></StatusToolbar>

          <Mode value="browseMode"></Mode>

          <SortList Maintain="True" value="False"></SortList>




          So given that, you would have to set the get(windowcontentheight), get(windowcontentwidth) and get(windowzoomlevel) in a record corresponding to your state each time those parameters are updated per-user, then reload those as part of the open script.


          Of course that's theory, there may be a better way to save and reload those settings.

          • 2. Re: Snapshot link and window size

            Easy ugly solution using filename.

            This use Char(65518) as delimiter that never be used in window name and allowed in filename.

            Is there better char ?


            save .fmpsl


            Set Variable [$path; Value:Get ( DesktopPath ) & Substitute ( List ( Get ( WindowName ) ; Get ( WindowHeight ) ; Get ( WindowWidth ) ; Get ( WindowTop ) ; Get ( WindowLeft ) ) ; ¶ ; Char(65518) ) & ".fmpsl"]

            Save Records as Snapshot Link [“$path”; Records being browsed]


            onWindowOpen trigger


            Set Variable [$params; Value:Substitute ( Get ( WindowName ) ; Char(65518) ; ¶ )]

            If [ValueCount ( $params ) = 5]

            Set Window Title [Current Window; New Title: GetValue( $params ; 1 )]

            Move/Resize Window [Current Window; Height: GetValue ( $params ; 2 ); Width: GetValue ( $params ; 3 ); Top: GetValue ( $params ; 4 ); Left: GetValue ( $params ; 5 )]

            End If


            This script doesn't restore maximization.

            • 3. Re: Snapshot link and window size

              You know, I was thinking about something like this as a workaround.


              But my question is: is this a bug in Fm or am I missing something here.



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              agnes b. riley

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              • 4. Re: Snapshot link and window size



                You are brilliant.  This gets my vote for clever idea/workaround for the day.


                A couple of comments/questions:


                1) How did you decide upon 65518?  Did you just pick some aribitrary char that seemed unlikely that it would be used?


                2) The one thing I might suggest, would be to include a simple escaping/unescaping routine to handle the case where there are illegal file path chars in the window title.


                    On OSX, the two chars that come to mind are:  /  and  :


                    I don't know what the Windows equivalent(s) would be.


                    In any event, patching these up would allow for window titles such as:   "Sales: Current"  or  "Shipping/Receiving"



                Most of all, I really like how you were thinking on this one.  I can see why you might call it ugly, but it does seem to get the job done.





                • 5. Re: Snapshot link and window size

                  I would not think that it was a bug as I never recall it being an advertised feature of the snapshot link.

                  • 6. Re: Snapshot link and window size



                    1) Yes, I saw unicode table and pick it from about most bottom. The chars in the area (HALF WIDTH) may be used only in Japanese.


                    2) That should be done. Windows has more chars like \ + * ? " < > |

                    Including separator char to escape list, any char can be used.

                    • 7. Re: Snapshot link and window size

                      So, I just had to face the same issue again. I just added the aforementioned character to my script name and trapped for it in the window renaming script my client has. Mission accomplished.