Re: v13 - new behavior, all dev windows closed

2018-07-09 Thread Tim Nevels via 4D_Tech
On Jul 9, 2018, at 6:24 PM, Chip Scheide wrote: > when (re)opening a database all windows previously opened in the design > environment are closed. > what did I do, and how do I get 4D to leave all the design windows open? Hi Chip, I can think of 3 things: 1) Remember that if the Option key

Re: Converting pictures on 4D forms (Windows) to get transparency

2018-07-09 Thread Randy Jaynes via 4D_Tech
> On Jul 9, 2018, at 3:28 PM, Bob Miller via 4D_Tech <4d_tech@lists.4d.com > > wrote: > > Randy - RE: You can use the MSC in v16 to flush out all the forms > > Yes, this works well, and JPR's component does a lot of the same thing. In > working out the problems, I

Re: Converting pictures on 4D forms (Windows) to get transparency

2018-07-09 Thread Keisuke Miyako via 4D_Tech
seems "paint.net" as a URL offers physical paint. "paint.NET" the software can be found at "https://www.getpaint.net; ** 4D Internet Users Group (4D iNUG) FAQ: http://lists.4d.com/faqnug.html Archive:

Re: v13 - new behavior, all dev windows closed

2018-07-09 Thread Chip Scheide via 4D_Tech
using v13.6 Thanks On Mon, 9 Jul 2018 12:06:59 -1000, JOHN BAUGHMAN via 4D_Tech wrote: > Move to R5 or later. I pretty sure that is when this issue was resolved. > > > John Baughman > 1331 Auwaiku Street > Kailua, Hawaii 96734 > (808) 262-0328 > john...@hawaii.rr.com > >> On Jul 9,

Re: v13 - new behavior, all dev windows closed

2018-07-09 Thread JOHN BAUGHMAN via 4D_Tech
Move to R5 or later. I pretty sure that is when this issue was resolved. John Baughman 1331 Auwaiku Street Kailua, Hawaii 96734 (808) 262-0328 john...@hawaii.rr.com > On Jul 9, 2018, at 11:40 AM, Chip Scheide via 4D_Tech <4d_tech@lists.4d.com> > wrote: > > when (re)opening a database all

RE: Converting pictures on 4D forms (Windows) to get transparency

2018-07-09 Thread David Ringsmuth via 4D_Tech
Bob, I use Paint.net. It’s shareware. I have used it many times to create a transparent background. David Ringsmuth From: Bob Miller via 4D_Tech Sent: Monday, July 9, 2018 10:20 AM To: 4d_tech@lists.4d.com Cc: Bob Miller Subject: Converting pictures on 4D forms (Windows) to get transparency

Re: Converting pictures on 4D forms (Windows) to get transparency

2018-07-09 Thread Jim Dorrance via 4D_Tech
Hi Bob, 2 suggestions: Buy a MacMini for the office. Hire a Mac developper for 1 day to arrange all that. Jim On Mon, Jul 9, 2018 at 5:20 PM, Bob Miller via 4D_Tech <4d_tech@lists.4d.com > wrote: > Hi Everyone, > > I'm in the process of going through a database to convert all the > pictures,

Re: Converting pictures on 4D forms (Windows) to get transparency

2018-07-09 Thread Chuck Miller via 4D_Tech
Add the line after convert TRANSFORM PICTURE($vPict;Transparency;0x00FF) Chuck Miller Voice: (617) 739-0306 Informed Solutions, Inc. Fax: (617) 232-1064

Re: Converting pictures on 4D forms (Windows) to get transparency

2018-07-09 Thread Bob Miller via 4D_Tech
Thanks to all who replied so far. I've been trying different things. Vance - RE: Can you make a picture have an opaque effect? This isn't what I want to do; the pictures have an opaque effect where the white backgrounds are opaque when what I want is for the background to be transparent, so

Re: parsing XML - related to Konstants

2018-07-09 Thread Chip Scheide via 4D_Tech
Thanks - After screwing around for a bit today, I have modified (v13) 4DPop constants editor to allow me to read and write comments in/with my Konstants. On Fri, 6 Jul 2018 20:17:05 +, Keisuke Miyako via 4D_Tech wrote: > if you want to access comments, > > use DOM Append XML child node >

Re: Converting pictures on 4D forms (Windows) to get transparency

2018-07-09 Thread Randy Jaynes via 4D_Tech
Bob, You can use the MSC in v16 to flush out all the forms where bad pictures are located, as well as bad picture library items and their references. Then use the picture conversion routine mentioned to convert the pictures to PNGs. We did this a couple months ago to prepare for our move to

RE: Converting pictures on 4D forms (Windows) to get transparency

2018-07-09 Thread Vance Villanueva via 4D_Tech
Hi Bob, Can you make a picture have an opaque effect? http://kb.4d.com/assetid=77891 Regards, Vance Villanueva -Original Message- From: 4D_Tech [mailto:4d_tech-boun...@lists.4d.com] On Behalf Of Bob Miller via 4D_Tech Sent: Monday, July 09, 2018 8:20 AM To: 4d_tech@lists.4d.com

RE: Relative SET EXTERNAL DATA PATH on external disk

2018-07-09 Thread Timothy Penner via 4D_Tech
I am pretty sure that the path you specified is not relative. To make an HFS path relative, it must begin with a colon (:). { HFS pathnames consist of colon-separated components. Unlike UNIX pathnames, an HFS path which begins with a colon (e.g. :Foo:Bar) is a relative path, and one which does

RE: New way to get into Design Mode - v16?

2018-07-09 Thread Timothy Penner via 4D_Tech
Hi Bob, > Where the menu was empty before, the standard action "design" could be added > to it. ^ This is the correct way of doing it. Use the standard action "Return to design mode". http://doc.4d.com/4Dv15/4D/15.6/Standard-actions.300-3836722.en.html { Return to Design mode: Brings the

Re: Converting pictures on 4D forms (Windows) to get transparency

2018-07-09 Thread Charles Miller via 4D_Tech
Hi bob I will forward the one lie. Of code you need to add when I get back to office Regards Chuck On Mon, Jul 9, 2018 at 11:52 AM Cannon Smith via 4D_Tech < 4d_tech@lists.4d.com> wrote: > Hi Bob, > > I haven’t tried this, but maybe this tip would do what you want? > >

Re: [ANN] Q2Pix 1.0b2 available

2018-07-09 Thread Danis Georgiadis via 4D_Tech
Hi John, > How backward compatible will an existing deployed QPix installation be > with Q2Pix? I am upgrading my QPix using client to R6 this weekend in > anticipation of a follow on 64bit upgrade which will require upgrading to > Q2Pix. Q2Pix is a new product for a new generation of

Re: New way to get into Design Mode - v16?

2018-07-09 Thread Keith Culotta via 4D_Tech
Where the menu was empty before, the standard action "design" could be added to it. Keith - CDI > On Jul 9, 2018, at 10:54 AM, Bob Miller via 4D_Tech <4d_tech@lists.4d.com> > wrote: > > I'm digging through the docs - is there a new way to get into the Design > mode in v16? > > Up to v15,

Re: New way to get into Design Mode - v16?

2018-07-09 Thread Pat Bensky via 4D_Tech
i find that *shift-alt-right click->Go to design mode* doesn't work if there are no windows already open in Design. I have to force an interrupt and then click on the Edit button in the debugger. PB On Mon, 9 Jul 2018 at 16:54, Bob Miller via 4D_Tech <4d_tech@lists.4d.com> wrote: > I'm digging

New way to get into Design Mode - v16?

2018-07-09 Thread Bob Miller via 4D_Tech
I'm digging through the docs - is there a new way to get into the Design mode in v16? Up to v15, choosing a menu item with no associated method and no standard action would do the job, but this doesn't work in v16. I can Shift+Alt+Right Click and choose 'Go to Design Mode' - but clearly I

Re: Converting pictures on 4D forms (Windows) to get transparency

2018-07-09 Thread Cannon Smith via 4D_Tech
Hi Bob, I haven’t tried this, but maybe this tip would do what you want? -- Cannon.Smith Synergy Farm Solutions Inc. Hill Spring, AB Canada 403-626-3236 > On Jul 9, 2018, at 9:20 AM, Bob Miller via 4D_Tech <4d_tech@lists.4d.com> > wrote: > > anyone

Converting pictures on 4D forms (Windows) to get transparency

2018-07-09 Thread Bob Miller via 4D_Tech
Hi Everyone, I'm in the process of going through a database to convert all the pictures, icons, and such in it so I can use the database with 64-bit 4D v16 (and eventually v17). The documentation is pretty clear that even though any images pasted in did not start life as PICTS - and I'm

Re: Cannot delete if related many issue

2018-07-09 Thread Chip Scheide via 4D_Tech
sounds like 4D is not using the index/relation, is possibly doing a sequential search. load cache limit of records, unload, load next cache limit repeat. I would still look at circular relations that could be the part of the issue; as I recall 4D changed the way it handles following relations

Re: OPEN PRINTING JOB - how to hide the message window?

2018-07-09 Thread Jeremy French via 4D_Tech
Hi Pat, On the Mac you can show/hide the print progress message on a per print job basis. Call SET PRINT OPTION with the option "Hide printing progress option". The call to SET PRINT OPTION should be done **before** the call OPEN PRINTING JOB. See:

Re: Cannot delete if related many issue

2018-07-09 Thread Arnaud de Montard via 4D_Tech
> Le 7 juil. 2018 à 17:52, Chip Scheide via 4D_Tech <4d_tech@lists.4d.com> a > écrit : > > Arnaud, > a couple of other thoughts > - are any/all of the related tables very large in record count size? this > might be a cache thing... > maybe 4D is 'thrashing' loading indexes etc, then