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#7 Dialog controls vanish on ALT key (Win7 64bit)

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fixed
orwelldevcpp
None
2012-06-14
2012-06-09
migf1
No

Dev-C++ Version: 5.2.0.2 portable (IDE only)
OS Version: Window 7 Home, 64-bit

I've already reported this unofficially in the "Translations" thread, but I hadn't tested it thouroughly. Now I have, it works fine on WinXP Pro SP3 32bit, but NOT on Win7 Home 64bit.

When I open any dialog and press the ALT key (e.g. to enable keyboard navigation) most dialog controls vanish. The show up again only on (blind) mouseover... sometimes even a click is needed for them to reveal themselves.

Here's a screenshot demonstrating the problem: http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/5194/devcppportable.jpg

The dev-c++ download was: Dev-Cpp 5.2.0.2 IDE Only Portable.7z (https://sourceforge.net/projects/orwelldevcpp/files/Portable%20Releases/)

Discussion

  • orwelldevcpp
    orwelldevcpp
    2012-06-09

    • status: open --> accepted
    • milestone: -->
     
  • orwelldevcpp
    orwelldevcpp
    2012-06-09

    I'm aware of this problem at the moment, but it's a common bug in older Delphi versions. The layer between me and Win32 API (the VCL) is to blame unfortunately:

    http://qc.embarcadero.com/wc/qcmain.aspx?d=37403

    I'll have a look at the fix proposed by Per-Erik Andersson though.

     
    • migf1
      migf1
      2012-06-09

      Thank you for the rapid response! Personally it doesn't really bother me, since I rarely navigate in dialogs with keys (actually never). But I thought I should report it in case it bothers other usres. But you are already aware of it, having a fixed in mind too, which is super :)

      PS. Have you read about the fixed-sized-dialogs issue in the "Translations" ticket?
      Is there any temporary (or permanent) workaround for that?

       
      Last edit: migf1 2012-06-09
  • orwelldevcpp
    orwelldevcpp
    2012-06-10

    • status: accepted --> closed
    • assigned_to: orwelldevcpp
     
  • orwelldevcpp
    orwelldevcpp
    2012-06-10

    Fix added to 5.2.0.3, which will be released somewhere this week.

    Thank you for reporting and reminding me of the bug.

     
  • orwelldevcpp
    orwelldevcpp
    2012-06-13

    • status: closed --> fixed
     
  • migf1
    migf1
    2012-06-14

    Thanks for the rapid response & fix.