Duplicate Control IDs

Pete pete at mollysrevenge.com
Mon Oct 24 14:19:23 EDT 2011

It definitely took me by surprise!  I plan to submit to QCC but thought I
would check if anyone else had come across this at all.
Molly's Revenge <http://www.mollysrevenge.com>

On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 11:09 AM, Peter M. Brigham, MD <pmbrig at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Oct 24, 2011, at 1:45 PM, Pete wrote:
> > I have run into a weird situation that ends up with duplicate control IDs
> on
> > a card which I thought couldn't happen.
> >
> > The scenario is that I copy a group containing two field controls from
> one
> > stack to a group in another stack.  After copying, the two field controls
> > both have an ID of zero!  Needless to say, this plays havoc with anything
> I
> > do that tries to access the fields.
> >
> > I have worked around the problem by creating a new group, then copying
> the
> > two fields individually from the source group to the new one and that
> works
> > fine.
> >
> > Anyone ever come across this before?
> I've never seen this. Sounds like a bug, and a serious one at that. Control
> IDs should be completely robust and behave as advertised in all cases.
> Whatever you are doing seems to have exposed a crack in how the IDE (or is
> it the engine?) assigns IDs. You should report this to the QCC and flag it
> as urgent, in my opinion. I'd hate to have to start wondering about the
> stability of object IDs.
> -- Peter
> Peter M. Brigham
> pmbrig at gmail.com
> http://home.comcast.net/~pmbrig
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