Message dialog too long

I just used the “message” statement to display a long list, and the message dialog extended down off the bottom of my screen, with no way to scroll or move it. The button is hidden off the screen. Luckily, there is only an OK button, so I could use the return key to close the dialog.

Its nice to have larger message dialogs! However, this seems to be a bug…

That’s the way Apple has decided to do it. The message statement uses Apple’s standard alert, and this is what it does. There are other statements that display an alert using a Panorama form, for example the superalert statement. The superalert statement doesn’t have this problem, but it doesn’t look exactly like the standard Apple alert because it isn’t the standard Apple alert. If you use Apple’s standard alert dialog, Apple has decided not to check the height vs. the screen.