I've messed with it quite a bit, trying to make some use of it, as it is
quite a piece of work after all. I've never used CODE/400 so I cannot
compare to that. Recently I had occasion to use the Screen Designer to
(attempt to) design records in windows. Totally unusable. The screen would
show correctly at first, but every field you attempt to move or alter ends
up on line 1. Always.

Try changing the name of a screen variable in the properties view -- on my
installation, the screen disappears and does not come back until you close
the member and re-open it. The source was still correct though.

And how come COLOR(WHT) is displayed correctly but DSPATR(HI) is not?

And I also really miss the "order fields by I/O position" option from SDA.

I just find it so generally clunky that I invariably get frustrated and end
up using SDA every time. So much faster. Plus in SDA I can alter my
screens with the conditioning indicators set, not just SEE it that way. Try
individually messing with 5 like-sized constants conditioned by indicators
that overlay each other. Not pretty.

If you switch to the Screen Designer perspective, the window title changes
to Screen Designer (Technology Preview). Still.

I have an up-to-date RDpower 7.5 installed, have not gotten the 7.6 yet.


On Tue, Aug 3, 2010 at 16:52, Joe Pluta <joepluta@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I move subfile fields all the time. I especially like that I can move
subfile fields and then with a simple click change to the subfile
control to move the headings. I love Screen Designer!

I have also been disappointed in the screen designer. One really
one is that it cannot display multiple record formats, so it makes it
more difficult to line up headers and subfile fields. Speaking of
fields, today I found out I couldn't move the fields themselves, even if
manually changed the position in the properties dialog. So, I fired up
code designer and got the job done.

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