Device IDE Form Designer : Controls can move off screen.

Discussion in 'Bug Reports' started by pdablue, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. pdablue

    pdablue Active Member Licensed User


    I was using the Device IDE Form Designer to place a Textbox Control
    onto the Form. I was able to place the control on the Form just fine.

    Then I tried to select the control and move it using the PDA Stylus.

    I was able to select the control and I was dragging the Stylus down
    towards the bottom of the screen trying to move the control down
    towards the bottom of the screen. Instead the control moved upwards
    toward the top of the screen and actually went under the top menu
    bar or completely off screen.

    I could not use the Stylus to grab the control and move it back into
    a position where the control could be viewed on screen.

    The only way I can get the control to show up again is to use program
    statements to set the .Top property for the control.

    This has only happened to me once in the Device IDE Forms Designer.
    I guess it worked it self into some strange state where this could happen.

    Usually the controls will stay on the Form where you put them. I have
    noticed that sometimes when you select a control and try to move it,
    you can move the Stylus across the screen and the control will just sit
    there in its original position and not move. When this happens you have
    to try several times inorder to get the control to move. Maybe these
    two situations are related somehow.
  2. klaus

    klaus Expert Licensed User

    I have the same kind of behaviour sometimes also on the desktop.

    When you have a Control out of the screen you can also find it in the IDE (device or desktop) with the Next button which allows you to navigate through the different Controls, find the right one, and change it's the Left and Top parameters.

    Best regards.
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