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Question asked by VRFuser on Sep 10, 1997
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from: Greg Goebel / HP-MXD / 970-679-3030 / FAX 970-679-5971
to:   VRf-Mike Gagne
date: Wednesday, 10 September 1997 1700 MDT

> I've got a slight problem with the pop-up location of message boxes.
> I'm currently using HP-VEE v4.0 to run a HP-VEE program that
> was originally writtten with v3.21 (this is all under HP-UX v10.20).
> The problem is that all message boxes pop-up in the top-left portion
> of the screen, not centered. So far, I've tried the following with no
> success;
> 1- Running the program and centering the message boxes. After which I
> re-saved the program. After re-loading and running the program again
> most of the message boxes were still located in the top-left corner.
> 2- Deleting the message boxes, recreating them, re-saving,
> re-loading, and then running the program. I got the same results,
> top-left corner ...
> Is this a bug or am I doing something totally wrong ? Furthermore, is
> there a method by which I can specify the location of a message box ?
> Any help is much appreciated ...
> Regards
> Michel Gagne
> Cambridge, Canada
> (519) 622-2300 x 575


This is a bug.  The trick is that even though you have a panel view in your
VEE development environment, positioning the pop-ups relative to that panel
view does no good.

You have to run your program, get the *execution window*, and then position
the pop ups.  This will then lock the pop ups in place.

As an added confusion, Start buttons cause problems in getting things to
work properly.  I suggest that you eliminate them from your program.

This should be fixed in the next release.  If you have more questions, please
let us know.

[<>] regards -- gvg