First Time Blues

Rob Cozens rcozens at pon.net
Wed Jul 17 11:22:00 CDT 2002


Hi All,

I've been observing this problem for months, and though I can see 
what is happening I'm no closer to a clue as to why than I was when 
it first occurred:

Scenario:

* Library stack with database template substack.

* Database Utilities stack that starts using the library stack, 
containing menuPick handlers to create a new db stack by cloning the 
template a la Richard Gaskin's Employee Database & to open, backup, 
and restore a database.

Problem: The first time a new database stack is opened (after 
creation), it does NOT receive an openStack message.  I note "after 
creation", because the stack is opened and closed during the creation 
process; but it still doesn't receive openStack the first time it is 
opened after the creation handler quits.

I've placed answer dialogs in the preopenStack & openStack handlers, 
and have confirmed that preopenStack runs to conclusion and openStack 
is NEVER received... UNLESS the database has already been opened and 
closed after it is created OR it is opened by a standalone instead of 
the Rev Development engine.

I have been living with this because the utilities stack is meant to 
be used as a standalone; however now I'm finding I cannot open a 
database if the utilities stack's "Restore Database" menuItem is 
run...both in Rev and with a standalone; so I think I need to get to 
the bottom of this or look for a workaround.

Suggestions anyone?
-- 

Rob Cozens
CCW, Serendipity Software Company
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"And I, which was two fooles, do so grow three;
Who are a little wise, the best fooles bee."

from "The Triple Foole" by John Donne (1572-1631)



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