Today was the first good opportunity to work with the Screen Designer application in RDP V7.6, and regrettably I am disappointed. I'm wondering if anyone else has run into these issues, and if there are any known workarounds (especially with the loss of screen fields).

-- Copying screen fields causes indicators to double up, or in a few cases, quadruple up. That is, I had an indicator 51 for a specific field, and when copying it, it now shows 51 51. I had one instance where it was 51 51 51 51, showing four times!
-- After adding an attribute, if you want to add another attribute, the ADD option isn't there. It was necessary to view a different application (switch tabs), then return to the Screen Designer, after which it worked.
-- When showing a subfile screen, it doesn't render all the lines. I had SFLPAG at 14, SFLSIZ at 15, and it was set to display seven rows of two columns each. Screen Designer only showed five rows, yet it's rendered correctly on the screen when you run the application.
-- When switching between fields, it sometimes takes almost ten seconds for the screen to respond. Specifically, it doesn't highlight the field, and doesn't update the tabs on the bottom of the screen for the field properties.
-- One of the screen fields I switched to showed incorrect tabs at the bottom. It didn't think it was a field, rather it thought it was part of the screen (unoccupied with a field or literal).
-- When I select more than one record (Subfile Control, Subfile and a third record to show function keys), they don't overlay. You can however click each record and it does update the screen, but only shows that record. Sometimes I need to see all the records at the same time to visualize better how the screen will look once the application runs? CODE Designer did this well with a couple of exceptions; Screen Designer doesn't seem to.
-- When I saved my changes, it lost almost half my code for that screen (including existing code I didn't change)! Some literals and some fields just disappeared.

Also, where is the option to allow you to reorder fields?

I haven't looked at the Report Designer mode yet, but suspect the same issues apply...I may have to reload the CODE Designer product for the time being as that seemed to work much better...

For the record, RDP is at V7.6.0.1 on my machine...the latest update according to Installation Manager.

Ken Tarr
Associated Banc Corp
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