I’ve spent so long trying to stop flicker and drawing actions being visible in Windows.
I stupidly imagined that setting a window to be visible = false
then arranging things
then making it visible
would be enough.
But when I open the document window, I always get a window opening animation, with a few half drawn controls on it.
Then it goes invisible (even though set to visible = false in the IDE)
Then my arrangement code runs
Then the window is made visible
Then Activate fires
How do I stop the window from appearing in this half baked format before I am ready?
Windows 11, Xojo 2018 for this project
Amusingly, this IS me trying a newer version.
I can mostly rely on Xojo 2015… anything after that wasn’t drawing stuff properly and was too slow.
(The work I have put in just in the last week to get 2018 to work is the closest I have got to a build I could consider shipping for a very long time)
Greg, do you share my opinion that the ImplicitInstance feature should be thrown into a volcano? It has been an endless source of confusion for years and tends to send new users down the wrong path - nothing else in the language self-instantiates and I feel that it sets up the incorrect expectations as to how objects work.