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    Default Speed up Object Refresh

    For reasons know only to the gods, version 6 is much slower than v.5 refreshing form objects. This is a big issue if you have many objects to refresh. xbasic_synchronous() does speed up refreshing quite a bit. But it still does not get it to where v5 was. In some cases the speed difference may make or break an application. Hoping for a great speedup...

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    It may be the same problem but v6 is also much slower painting objects on the initial tabbing into a tab that has a subform on it. In v5 it was almost instantaneous. I gave Alpha an example in v6 beta testing but I guess it was not all that important.

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    Default RE: Speed up Object Refresh

    Hi peter,

    I have found that Version 7 is better
    I have found code which was painful in V6 without xbasic_synchronous() runs at around same speed in V7 without xbasic_synchronous()

    This does not address overall performance isuee - I have taken to using X Dialog overlays to address the slow update of screen objects

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    Thanks for the info Mike. I'm not a big xdialog fan. Unfortunately, I have not had the time to learn it on the same level that I understand xbasic. When xdialog becomes easier through better genies or preferably drag and drop, I'll revisit it. Imagine having to code forms the way you do xdialog. Version 7 doesn't really offer much on the desktop side as far as I can see. But it is encouraging to hear that object refresh has been sped up.

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    Hi Peter,

    Here is a screen shot of an Xdialog I have just completed building. It is fast and totally dynamically bound with Data updates. There is no way I could have possibly done this with forms controls - I tries and then waited up to 20 seconds for my screen to redraw (not on a slow machine either)

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    Mike,

    That's a very nice job you did. Impressive. Clearly you have mastered xdialog. Unfortunately, I don't have the time. Alpha needs to invent drag and drop xdialog to keep in line with their ease of use concept. Someday...

    Peter

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