Panorama X 0.1.029 Build 2214 Release Notes


#1

Panorama X 0.1.029 Build 2214 is now available. You can download this new version from the web site, or you can simply launch your current version of Panorama X and let it automatically update. If Panorama X is already running, choose Check for Updates in the Panorama menu.

This update includes these bug fixes:

  • Editing of floating point fields now happens at full precision of number (up to 15 digits). Also, the str( function now outputs in full precision.

  • Fixed Text Editor color in Split Field dialog and Merge Fields dialog.

  • The View Organizer Libraries>Register Functions and Libraries command now works correctly.

  • GetText now works even if the variable being edited hasn’t been defined yet (it now works as it did in Panorama 6).

  • Minor documentation corrections.


#2

GetText does not work exactly as in Panorama 6. The default text is still not selected.


#3

That has been discussed before. This is an Apple bug in Sierra. It works properly in earlier versions of OS X (I just tested it again to make sure). The actual dialog itself is entirely Apple code, so I cannot fix this. If it is critical, use the SuperGetText statement, which uses a Panorama form instead of using Apple’s code. Or you can create your own custom dialog. Hopefully Apple will eventually make this work the way did before.


#4

You can also use an AlertSheet to get data input from the user. I like this approach because the alert sheets are no modal, and they look better. In an earlier post, Gary Y had code that would create a form on the fly to use to prompt the user for input. You can put a variety of button on there that are programmable, so they can change depending on other facts. They are slightly more work to use, but not much.