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Why are my Valid Values fields and Yes No fields generating invalid selection messages?

VIP will honor the Field Edit Clear flag defined for the Operator Code. To force a Valid Value field to be cleared, enable the Field Edit Clear flag. If this flag is not enabled, some Valid Value definitions will append the second selection to the first selection, this behavior is a function of the valid value field size interacting with the Field Edit Clear flag.

Why don't my Yes No fields toggle?

VIP will honor the Field Edit Clear flag defined for the Operator Code. To force the toggle of Yes No fields, enable the Field Edit Clear flag.

How do I apply a template to a graphical screen?

Please see Graphical Screen ActiveX component Templates, and Graphical Screen Designer Templates Tab.

How do I do graphical line offset screens?

Please see the Line Offset section on Graphical Screens page for details.

Why is the font in the default screens so small?

This is a problem with the way Windows handles font selection. The Windows Common Dialog for selecting fonts displays font sizes that are not necessarily available for the selected font type. The Tired font is an example of this problem. This font supports font sizes of 5, 11, 13, 15, 21, and 29. The Common Font Dialog implies font sizes of 5,8,10,11, 13,14,17,21 and 29. If you had selected a font size of 5, 8, or 10 the default screen would actually use a font size of 5. In this case Windows attempts to match the closest font size which yields but the results are surprising. Another related item that contributes to the font confusion is a difference in the way fonts are handled in Windows and they way they are handled in Visual Basic. In the case of the Tired font, a font size 5 results in a font size of 5.25 in VB, 11 results in 11.25, 13 results in 13.25, 15 results in 15.75, 21 results in 21 and 29 results in 29.25. Due to this slight variation we recommend removing the old default screen fonts from your Tired.ini file and reselecting a screen font in the WorkStation Manager. A recommended font is Tbred size 11 or one of the common and standard Window fonts and font sizes. To remove the default fonts, use Notepad to open Tbred.ini located in either \Winnt or \Windows directory. Remove the entire [SCREENFONTS] section from the Tbred.ini file. If you need further assistance editing your Tbred.ini file, please contact your designated beta contact.

Why does the CTL-Z key not work properly?

The Toolbar has been modified. The clear line button will now return a CTL-E. Please modify your TCONFIGW files to reflect this change.

When do I have to register the screen ocx?

Typically you only have to register the screen ocx once. You can then upgrade the ocx without having to register the ocx again. There may be times that the screen ocx must be re-registered. If they is the case, this will be clearly noted in the beta release notes. Re-registering the ocx will not create problems and is a good first step if you encounter graphic screen problems. For more information on registering the ocx, see the Installation page.

Why can't I start VIP on my NT 4.0 workstation?

NT installations are not updating the path variable correctly. For details see the Installation page.

Why can't I run my Application menus from my Windows Basic?

The VIP installations are not updating the Tbred.ini file correctly with the location of Basic. For details see the Installation page.

Why does VIP appear to hang when running my Application menus?

You must first activate your Basic before attempting to run your menu selections. The dialog to activate the Basic will interfere with the initial dialog required to run menu selections from the workstation.

Why do I get messages and dialog text that says "Message undefined in language pool"?

Most (but not yet all) text that is used for workstation messages and dialogs is stored in a file on the workstation that originates from the host. If you see reference to a message not defined in the language pool, this indicates that the host version of this message file is not current. To verify the workstation has been properly updated, try deleting the message file from the MessagePool directory. If this does not work please contact your beta contact for the correct message pool file. For more details please see the Internationalization page.

In the Graphic Screen Designer how do I select multiple controls to move or align?

First be sure that the ShiftDown button is not enabled. The ShiftDown button is a shortcut to the Properties dialog and will take precedence over the multiple selections. Holding down the CTL key use the mouse click to select multiple controls. Each selected control will be highlighted with grab handles. If you then align these controls using either the horizontal or vertical alignment options, all controls will be aligned to the first selected control. Please see the Graphical Screen Editor page for details.

In the Graphic Screen Designer, why is the VIPImage dialog not displayed correctly, several controls all appear in the upper left corner?

This is a known problem with a third party control used by the Graphic Screen Editor. This problem only appears when Large Fonts are selected in the Display option on the Control Panel.

Why doesn't the Screen Designer display the proper values for special screen codes?

The Graphic Screen Editor is a stand alone product and does not communicate the host, which is where these values must come from. See the Graphic Screen Editor page for more details.

When running with VIP, from Report-IV if I enter N to the Hardcopy option the output of the report is displayed in character mode. How to I get a graphical output?

Regardless of the Presentation Mode setting in the WorkStation Manager, Report-IV will always display output to the screen in character mode. If you want a graphical presentation of the output, select the TS ReportServer as your output device.

When running with VIP and TS ReportServer as my output device, the report appears to 'hang'.

Once the TS ReportServer has been selected as the output device, focus is switched to the TS ReportServer. Running the TS ReportServer in a maximized state would hide what is going on in the VIP GUI Server window. If you report definition runs a public that might process any messages, input screens etc., you need to click on the VIP GUI Server window and respond to the appropriate inputs.