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Oracle Forms 6i - Unable to close window when clicking on the "X" (Close Window) icon

Posted on 2003-03-14
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Last Modified: 2009-07-29
I am unable to close an open window when I click on the "close Window" icon (X).  I can minimize it and maximize it but I cannot close it.  I open it from another window by clicking on a button.  The button code contains a GO_ITEM call.

How can I setup this window so that the user can close the windows when they select the "X" button on the top-right corner....

In addition, I cannot see a way to create a "current record indicator" in 6i.
Question by:DCCoolBreeze
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I believe there should be a window property (something like "closable", I'm not sure about the name) that is set to false and all you need to do is just set it to true.
Hope that helps!
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by:Mark Geerlings
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To have a form close when the operator clicks the "X" button, you need to write a when-window-closed trigger in each form with just this one line:

(Now, why doesn't Oracle Forms do this for us by default?  I don't know.)

A "current record indicator" is quite easy in Forms6.  Simply define a Visual Attibute that is distinctively different from your standard visual attribute for items, then in the property sheet for each displayed item in the block set the "Current Record Visual Attribute Group" property to this Visual Attribute that you have defined.
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Darn! I haven't used Forms in more than two years and it turns out I've forgotten even the basic stuff! :(
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OK.  The "closable" flag was set to true and I set the when-window-closed trigger to EXIT_FORM; however, the entire form closed and I only want that particular window to close.
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by:Mark Geerlings
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I can only think of one form that I've ever worked on that had multiple windows.  In that one it was certainly possible to close the second window.  I don't remember for sure how I did it (and that was at a different organization, so I don't have access to that source code).  Maybe I used a "go_block(...)" in the when-window_closed trigger.  Have you tried that?
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sujit_kumar earned 1500 total points
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exit_form shoul work only for the current form. Anyway you can use HIDE_WINDOW instead. For showing the current item you can use system.cursor_item and for record system.cursor_record.


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Adding to the comments above...

also make sure you are navigating out of the current item using GO_BLOCK, or GO_ITEM


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