Hi All, I have a hidden but enabled button on a form that I'd prefer to control programatically.
I have a View that the client enters some data in when the last field is selected is sets a value on a check box to True on the main form (this works fine)
as the 'run another rule' rule doesn't work for a button on a form from the view level. I have added the checkbox so that I can use it's change event to drive the click.
on the Check Box change event I have two rules
When Checkbox is Changed
then execute 'button' control's Focus method (configure)
then execute the When 'Button' is Clicked Rule
However this only works if I have a 'message rule' prior to the focus method.
I have tried to run the initized form rule thinking it may be something to do with the forms focus.
But that didn't work either.
If I make the Button Visible I can click it and everything works as it should. However preferably I'd rather the client not see the button
and just do the click when I programically request it.
Does anyone have a solution to this perplexing issue.
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Maybe think about moving the View rules to the Form level, then it should be a simple matter of calling the button click event when the check box change event fires.
Thanks All, moving the checkbox to the form and using it's change event from the View, works.
in the Checkbox I have the 'Run Another Rule' which then fires off the Button Click event.
This is a great trick when yo have some Rules that you would like to use over and over a bit like a procedure or function and then hide the button from the view of the user.