Re: Overlapping groups & v0.85 (2 separates questions)

Tristan (
Tue, 18 Mar 1997 15:21:02 -0800

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Michel Prevost wrote:
> To subscribers of the xforms list from Michel Prevost <> :
> Hi folks.
> I have 2 questions here:
> 1- In a window, I implement tabs with buttons and overlapping groups. There is
> some problems with this. When you press a button to make a tab appear, I make
> all other groups disappear (fl_hide_object), and make appear the relevant group
> (fl_show_object).
> According to the doc (v0.80), page 17: "You can also make overlapping groups
> in the form and take care that only one of them is visible." Unfortunately,
> this partly work.
> When I press a button to make another tab than the one shown appear, the new
> group appears but the previous one leaves some garbage behind it. Sometimes,
> some of the objects of the miss. It is interesting to see that the behavior is
> not the same from time to time.

Make sure that your group contains a background that is a box or a frame
Don't use the Box-type "No Box", as xform would not fill-up the inside
of the box with a background color.

Regards, -- Tristan Savatier (

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