[quote=328166:@Norman Palardy]Generally no.
They draw everything - like one giant canvas that you write code to draw everything and possibly even the controls.
For instance IN The IDE the layout editor IS just one giant canvas that we draw everything - it just looks like a real live window.
There are lots of places in the IDe where it LOOKS like a control but really is just a canvas that we take care of drawing everything into.[/quote]
[quote=328204:@Michel Bujardet]Steve, I don’t get your statement. You don’t have to place things in code. You simply have to remove the parent property.
Precisely because I cannot modify the parent property in iOS, I am reduced to move them in place in the Open event. This is not fun indeed.
Seems to me you deeply misunderstand the advantages of the parent/children feature, for instance to create in an instant a portion of interface by stacking controls on a canvas, which will make them move and become visible with it.
I understand you imagine controls as pieces of cardboard that do not interact between themselves. That is unfortunately not the way it work.
Since you have a background in graphics, I believe you should be able to understand how to draw controls and create an entire interface on a single canvas. With that method, very little flicker, and you are entirely in control. But there is a learning curve.
In the case of your OP, though, the entire picture can be made into a canvas, so you have full control of how it will look, and no pesky one pixel in the corners.[/quote]
Much appreciated Norman and Michel. But I still don’t get it. You may well be pulling your hair out at that statement, but I must be missing some really crucial point here.
At the moment my software is working fine. The graphics and the “look” is almost perfect. Perhaps in the end, I can draw pixel points over the offending popup menus using the main window coordinates. The main window is a fixed size, so that shouldn’t be an issue.
Apart from tying me in a chair, with restraints on my head, forcing me to look at something, then slapping me across the face repeatedly (and very hard), saying “just look at it steve”, “look”, “look”, “look”!!!, well,… I fail to understand.