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Month: February 2014

Brainstorm - Why do all dialogs first appear with 1/2 groupbox labels chopped?

From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@...>
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2014 23:24:05 -0600

  I want to take up the issue of text missing in initial display of menus and
dialogs again and see if there isn't an easy solution that can be found for R14.
The initial description is detailed here:

  Basically the first time a menu or dialog is displayed, there will either be
text missing or the dialog group labels are cropped/clipped in half until focus
is removed from the window and then restored. The most prevalent problems are
seen with the 'GroupBox' container label which are almost always initially
displayed 1/2 missing. (I believe GroupBox label is the technical term)

  An example of the text chopped in half is shown in this screenshot:

  The screenshot shows an actual option chopped in 1/2 but that is the way most
of the GroupBox labels first appear (it is just really difficult to get a
screenshot because when focus changes to ksnapshot, the window is refreshed and
the text redraws in full)

  I don't know what part of TDE is responsible for drawing or painting the .ui
dialogs, but that seems like a good place to start. Has anyone done any research
on this or know what part of TDE to start looking at? I presume this basic
function must be a tdelibs function. I've opened 1983 to track this issue:

  If you find relevant information, please add it there. Thanks.

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.