Forms 6i - Window sizes

Posted on 2001-06-05
Last Modified: 2007-12-19
I'm creating an application in Forms 6i.

I wanted to keep the windows maximized and to disable restore...basically the user must see only maximized windows and NOT be able to restore the window to the original size.

I can maximize the window in the WHEN-NEW-FORM-INSTANCE trigger but I can't seem to able to disable the Restore Window button.

Any ideas?

Thanks a ton.

-- Asim
Question by:asim_shankar
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Expert Comment

ID: 6158617
You do this with setting appropriate properties of the window: Maximize allowed, Resize allowed, Minimize allowed, Move allowed. If you set Maximize allowed to No (which is valid only when Resize allowed set to No),  end users won't be able to resize the window by using the zooming capabilities of the runtime window manager. Restore option in this case is disabled. And you can set the orginal size of the window in the Property Palette as well.

Author Comment

ID: 6159851
If I set maximize allowed to NO and then use the WHEN-NEW-FORM-INSTANCE trigger to maximize the window...the restore option doesn't get disabled.

I want the window to be maximized and to stay that way...thus disallow the user to restore the maximized window.

Accepted Solution

AllaI earned 20 total points
ID: 6160050
Set the desired size of the window in the Property Palette, not at the runtime in WHEN_NEW_FORM_INSTANCE trigger? Right, Resize Allowed property prevents end users from resizing the window, but it does not prevent you from resizing the window programmatically with RESIZE_WINDOW or SET_WINDOW_PROPERTY.  So when you resize the window programmatically in the trigger, the new size doesn't considered as "original" and end users can restore the window  to the original size. (And this original window can't be resized by users).

Author Comment

ID: 6160180
But that means I have to set the size of the window in the property sheet. That doesn't mean it's maximized only a fixed size.

Can't I force it to be maximized??

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