Strange ghost control

  1. 2 weeks ago

    Philip W

    Nov 27 New Mexico, USA

    I have the craziest thing happen when I run my app on my Mac. A small, empty rectangular control, of sorts, occasionally appears like a ghost, then it disappears when I click on it. It can show up anywhere within the app window (text area, radio button, text box, window frame, and etc.) I'm still the running app in debug mode and don't want to compile it until I can understand what is going on. Has anyone else encountered this?

    That looks like a help tag which contains a single EndIfLine character.

  2. Beatrix W

    Nov 27 Pre-Release Testers Europe (Germany)

    Video?

  3. Philip W

    Nov 27 New Mexico, USA

    @Beatrix W Video?

    No, it's not that Beatrix. At first I thought it may have been caused by some hidden control, but that wasn't it. It's crazy.

  4. Dave S

    Nov 27 San Diego, California USA

    I think she was asking if you could make a video that shows this anomoly.

  5. Philip W

    Nov 27 New Mexico, USA

    How do I post an image here?

  6. Dave S

    Nov 27 San Diego, California USA

    you need to host it somewhere, and post a link to it...

  7. Philip W

    Nov 27 New Mexico, USA

    Ok, here's try.
    -image-

    It vanishes when I move my mouse.

  8. Dave S

    Nov 27 San Diego, California USA

    and you have accounted for every control in the left hand project panel?

  9. Greg O

    Nov 27 Xojo Inc Answer

    That looks like a help tag which contains a single EndIfLine character.

  10. Philip W

    Nov 27 New Mexico, USA

    I believe so Dave. I just double checked and it's clean. It seems to appear when I move the mouse over a button, and I've double checked those as well.

  11. Philip W

    Nov 27 New Mexico, USA

    Greg, I thought that too so I checked all of the help tags for each control. There aren't any.

  12. Philip W

    Nov 27 New Mexico, USA

    Ok, I went back into my code and set the help tag = "" and it seemed to correct the problem. I wonder why a blank help tag in the inspector didn't correct it?

  13. Sam R

    Nov 27 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Hengchun, Pingtung, Taiwan

    @Philip W Ok, I went back into my code and set the help tag = "" and it seemed to correct the problem. I wonder why a blank help tag in the inspector didn't correct it?

    Click into the HelpTag field, do a select all and then press delete. This *should* remove all the contents.

  14. Philip W

    Nov 28 New Mexico, USA

    I went back through the controls and, although the field was blank, one help tag had a carriage return. I removed it.

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